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Caritas ordered to destroy donations

WACO - State officials ordered Caritas of Waco to destroy 43 boxes of non-food donations received from the regional Walmart. It reportedly happened because the group was not authorized to accept or distribute them. Officials say the organizatio

Oprah ending talk show

CHICAGO - "After much prayer and months of careful thought, I have decided that next season, season 25, will be the last season of The Oprah Winfrey Show," the daytime queen said.

Lou Dobbs considering political career

PHOENIX – A week after abruptly quitting his longtime job as a CNN television news host and commentator, Lou Dobbs said on Thursday he is considering career options including possible runs for the White House or U.S

Government to review Fort Hood massacre

WASHINGTON - United States Attorney General Eric Holder told a senate committee yesterday the government is working hard to prevent tragedies like the Fort Hood massacre. Holder says the president has ordered a full review of the incident, while t

Democrats plan to unveil healthcare bill

WASHINGTON – Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid prepared to unveil long-awaited healthcare overhaul legislation on Wednesday, with the first test vote on the package expected by the end of the week.

Hoffman 'unconcedes' in N.Y.-23 House race

Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman has "unconceded" in New York's special House election after reports that the vote margin narrowed between him and Rep. Bill Owens (D).

Woman pleads guilty in Elizabeth Smart case

SALT LAKE CITY — Seven years after it began, the wrenching saga of Elizabeth Smart's kidnapping is expected to move toward resolution Tuesday with an expected guilty plea from one of the two defendants charged in t

Many outraged in Washington over Obama's bow

WASHINGTON (AFP) – News photos of President Barack Obama bowing to Japan's emperor have incensed critics here, who said the US leader should stand tall when representing America overseas.

Obama to China: stop censorship

BEIJING – President Barack Obama pointedly nudged China on Monday to stop censoring Internet access, offering an animated defense of the tool that helped him win the White House and suggesting Beijing need not fear a little criticism. The presiden

Jon Gosselin countersues TLC

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Jon Gosselin is reportedly responding to TLC's lawsuit against him with a countersuit for $5 million.