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Stakes High as Afghanistan Votes Amid Threats

Taliban threats appeared to dampen voter turnout in the militant south Thursday as Afghans chose the next president for their deeply troubled country.

Biden: I Know Bush, and He's No Obama

The vice president was joking about the former administration during a fundraising dinner Wednesday in Florida

Man Identified as Killer of Iranian Protester Neda Soltan

The man accused of killing Neda Soltan has been identified as Abbas Kargar Javid, a pro-government militiaman, after photographs of the Basiji’s ID cards appeared on the internet.

X-Rays Show Famous Painting Hidden Under Another

A new X-ray imaging technique has revealed colorful details of a painting hidden beneath another painting by famed American artist N.C.

'60 Minutes' Creator Don Hewitt Dead at 86

CBS News says Don Hewitt, the newsman who invented '60 Minutes' and produced the popular newsmagazine for 36 years, has died. He was 86.

Body in Suitcase ID'd as Missing Swimsuit Model

Police identified a body found stuffed in a suitcase and thrown in a trash can on Tuesday as a 28-year-old former swimsuit model, and they are searching for a suspect they say is likely headed to Canada.

American Man Jailed in Burma Heads Home

An American man imprisoned in Burma for sneaking into the opposition leader's compound but released with the help of a visiting U.S.

Mother, Boyfriend Charged in Death of Idaho Boy Found in Can

The mother of an 8-year-old boy found dead in an Idaho canal and her live-in boyfriend have been indicted by an Ada County grand jury on first-degree murder charges.

Feds Seize Guns, $14G From N.C. Terror Suspect

Federal agents seized several rifles and other guns, $14,000 cash and newspaper clippings of the Sept.

Mother Tries to Sell Baby Naming Rights on eBay for 5th Time

An unemployed Arkansas woman trying to sell the naming rights to her seventh child on eBay is hoping her fifth try is a charm.