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U.S. Marines Fight for Strategic Taliban Stronghold

The Taliban took an explosive hit in the northern Helmand province today.

Coach Pitino Admits to Sex, Paying for Abortion

Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino told police he had sex with a woman accused of trying to extort him of $10 million and later paid for her abortion, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Hundreds Escape as Mudslides Bury Homes in Taiwan

The survivors, about 700, had made a narrow escape to safety just before the walls of mud and rock buried their homes, Reuters reported

Muslim Teen Who Became Christian Fears for Her Life

An Ohio teenager says she ran away from home to Florida because her family threatened to kill her for converting from Islam to Christianity, local media reported.

Proof First Casualty of Pakistani Propaganda War

Finding and killing Pakistan's most-wanted militant was a difficult task. Proving his death may be even harder.

Taliban Chief Writes 'Handbook' to Win Afghan Support

As elections near, Mullah Mohammad Omar, commander of Taliban forces, has released a code-of-ethics handbook in an effort to win the hearts and minds of the Afghan people.

'iPad': Analysts Expect Apple to Release Tablet Computer

A highly respected senior research analyst says representatives of an Asian component manufacturer told him that they had received orders from Apple for parts to build a tablet computer — a project code-named "Touch."