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Ex-Follower: Evangelist Asked, 'Think I'm a Dirty Old Man?'

A former follower of evangelist Tony Alamo told federal jurors at his sex-crimes trial Monday that the preacher lashed out at her when she grimaced at the sight of a 9-year-old girl rubbing his thighs.

Could the Bailout Bury Us?

What started as a $700 billion bailout designed to ease the financial crisis could reach a whopping $23.7 trillion

GIs Under 'House Arrest'?

Defense officials reject 'grandstanding' claim that troops are living in 'prison-like bases' since leaving Iraqi cities

Shuttle Astronauts Mark Moon Landing With Spacewalk

The astronauts aboard the shuttle-station complex celebrate 40th anniversary of man's first moon landing with their own spacewalk.

Airline Passenger Stung by Scorpion During Flight

Southwest Airlines says an Arizona man was stung by a scorpion that hitched a ride in his carry-on luggage and delivered its sting just before his flight landed.

Report: Iran Guards Marry, Rape Virgins Before Executions

Members of Iran's feared Basij militia forcibly marry female virgin prisoners the night before scheduled executions, raping their new "wives" and making it religiously acceptable to execute them, a self-professed member of the paramilitary group said

Texting Boston Trolley Driver Pleads Not Guilty in Crash

A Boston trolley driver who told authorities he was texting his girlfriend seconds before he plowed into another trolley, injuring more than 60 people, pleaded not guilty to gross negligence.

'One Small Step,' One Historic Footprint

40 years later, Apollo 11's Buzz Aldrin describes famous 'leap for mankind' | INTERACTIVE |

Obama: Need for Reform Is 'Urgent'

President pushes Congress to OK health overhaul, says critics playing politics | VIDEO |