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U.S.-Iran Ties Imperiled

Chaos in Iran may ultimately crush hopes Obama has for engaging the country in near term, analysts say

Obama: U.S. Ready for North Korea

President says nation 'prepared for any contingencies,' including N. Korean missile launch toward Hawaii

Palin, Critics Spar Over Ethics

Gov. Sarah Palin says she has more than $500,000 in legal debt from political enemies' frivolous complaints

Brazil Identifies 11 Bodies From Air France Crash

Medical examiners have identified the first 11 of 50 bodies recovered from the Air France flight that plunged into the Atlantic three weeks ago, officials said Sunday.

NOW Elects Maryland Woman Its Next President

The National Organization for Women has elected a 56-year-old Maryland woman as its next president in a close win over a rival who had been endorsed by the group's current president.

Struggle Among Iran's Clerics Bursts Into the Open

A backstage struggle among Iran's ruling clerics burst into the open Sunday when the government said it had arrested the daughter and other relatives of an ayatollah who is one of the country's most powerful men.

Mousavi Calls for Continued Protests, 457 Arrested

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi and a popular reformist former president are boldly defying the country's supreme leader by supporting continued protests of a disputed presidential election

Missing Hiker Walks Out of Cascade Mountains Unharmed

A hiker missing for more than three days in North Cascades National Park has been found. He walked to the trailhead on his own Sunday afternoon.

U.S.-Iran Ties Imperiled

Chaos in Iran may ultimately crush hopes Obama has for engaging the country in near term, analysts say