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Dispatches From Afghanistan: Resurrection

Michael Yon, an independent journalist and former Green Beret, is in Afghanistan reporting on the war against Al Qaeda terrorists and the Taliban.

Swine Flu's Worst Case Scenario: Paranoia or Preparedness?

Mass quarantines, mandatory flu shots, military force - what is the worst case scenario for swine flu?

Lost Dog Saves Man From Nearly Fatal Seizure

A lost dog Yolanda Segovia tried so hard to get rid of ultimately saves her son from a potentially deadly seizure.

String of Bombings Kill at Least 40 in Iraq

A double truck bombing tore through a Shiite minority community near the northern city of Mosul, while a series of blasts struck Baghdad Monday in a wave of predawn violence that killed at least 40 people, according to Iraqi officials.

New York Crash Spurs Calls for Tighter Skies

Lawmakers Sunday called for tighter regulation of air operations over New York City, a day after a midair collision between a sightseeing helicopter and a small private plane killed as many as nine people.

D.C. Metro Safety System Failed Months Before Crash

A safety system designed to help subway lines avoid crashes had malfunctioned months before a deadly crash on the Washington Metro system in June.

Security Chief: Taliban's'Real Thug' Killed in Strike

Despite conflicting reports, U.S. believes Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud died in CIA attack

Strong 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Tokyo Area

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has shaken the Japanese capital of Tokyo and surrounding areas, according to the US Geological Survey.

Activists: North Korea Lured U.S. Journalists Into Trap

Christian activists who work on the North Korean border believe two American television reporters may have blundered into a trap when they were detained in March and say their arrests led to a crackdown on refugees.