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New Hawaii law shuns Obama birth document requests

HONOLULU – It's now law in Hawaii that the state government can ignore repetitive requests for President Barack Obama's birth certificate.

Libyan jet with 104 crashes; child sole survivor

TRIPOLI, Libya – A Libyan plane carrying 104 people crashed Wednesday on approach to Tripoli's airport, leaving a field scattered with smoldering debris that included a large chunk of the tail painted with the airli

Senators to query Kagan, but don't expect answers

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan got a pledge from a key Democrat to help smooth her path to confirmation, while the top Senate Republican said she must prove she wouldn't be a rubber stamp for the Whi

Pakistan says NY suspect probably didn't act alone

KARACHI/BEIJING (Reuters) – Pakistan said on Thursday it was unlikely a Pakistani-American arrested over a failed plot to bomb New York's Times Square had acted alone. Investigations in Pakistan had uncovered possible links between the suspect, Fa

Waco City Council votes in favor of red light cameras

WACO - The Waco City Council decided Tuesday to move forward with installing red light cameras. Officials say they want the cameras at several dangerous intersections in town. Those in favor say they will keep Waco safe for a much cheaper price

Supreme Court closing iconic front entrance

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is closing its iconic front entrance beneath the words "Equal Justice Under Law."

Iran, US take their nuclear dispute to UN stage

UNITED NATIONS – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad brought his nuclear showdown with Western powers to New York on Monday, turning a U.N.

United, Continental to form largest airline

United Airlines has agreed to buy Continental in a $3 billion-plus deal that would create the world's largest carrier with a commanding position in several top U.S. cities.

National Day of Prayer up in the air

The battle over a National Day of Prayer continues in Washington. Congressman Louie Gohmert, who represents parts of East Texas, held a news conference in response to a federal judges ruling last week, that a national day of prayer is unconstituti

Conflicting reports emerge about Russia suspending adoptions

MOSCOW – A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday that adoptions of Russian children by U.S. families had been suspended, although other Russian and U.S. officials disputed this.