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Father of 'Balloon Boy' at Center of New Storm

The father of the 6-year-old Colorado boy who was thought to have been speeding through the sky for hours in a high-soaring homemade helium balloon is a self-described "storm chaser" who now finds himself at the center of another kind of squall.

43 Percent Would Re-Elect Obama

Fox News Poll: If the election were held today, 43 percent of American voters would back Obama for president

GOP Loses Bid to BlockGitmo-to-U.S. Transfer

URGENT: House stands by Dem request to bring Guantanamo Bay prison detainees to the U.S. for trial

Social Security Cans COLA

Cost of living increase withheld for 50 million Social Security recipients for the first time since 1975

Goldman Sachs Earnings Top $3B, Crushing Estimates

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s third-quarter earnings more than tripled from the depths of the financial crisis as income from the company's trading operations offset a drop in its investment banking business.

Majority of Nobel jury 'objected to Obama prize'

OSLO — Three of the five members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee had objections to the Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to US President Barack Obama, the Norwegian tabloid Verdens Gang (VG) reported Thursday.