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Walmart Near Civil War Battlefield Wins OK

Officials in central Virginia approved a Walmart Supercenter early Tuesday near one of the nation's most important Civil War battlefields, a proposal that had stirred opposition by preservationists and hundreds of historians.

Full Immunity to H1N1 Virus Won't Happen Until Thanksgiving

The first batch of H1N1 vaccine is on schedule to arrive in the U.S.

Oklahoma Pastor Found Dead Inside Her Church

Authorities have few leads in the killing of a pastor who was found inside her Pentecostal church in southwest Oklahoma.

Scottish Gov't Reamed by Lawmakers for Lockerbie Release

Scotland's government faces a fight for its survival as the furor over its decision to free the Lockerbie bomber escalated last night.

Iraqi Terror Suspect: Passing Checkpoints Cost $10G

Attackers paid $10,000 to get a bomb-laden truck past checkpoints and next to the Iraqi Finance Ministry in last week's attacks, one of the suspected masterminds said in a televised confession.

Report: British PM Briefed on Bomber Release Weeks Ago

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown reportedly discussed details on conditions for the release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi with Libyan leader Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi nearly six weeks ago.

Ex-Spy Tells of Bond-Style Escape After 'Torture' Threat

A former French spy has told how, after being accused of a multimillion-dollar fraud in Dubai, he disguised himself as an Arab woman and fled to international waters in a rubber dingy.

Thousands Flee as Massive Wildfire Nears Athens

The fires near the capital raged for a third day, blackening thousands of hectares of rugged land covered by pine forest or thick bushes

Envoys Convey Message From Kim Jong Il to S. Korea

President Lee Myung-bak and three North Korean officials discussed inter-Korean cooperation during the half-hour meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul