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Chile steps up hunt for quake victims

CONCEPCION, Chile – Rescue crews with sniffer dogs fanned out around Chile's earthquake-ravaged cities and villages on Wednesday, searching for survivors inside the mountains of rubble.

NASCAR making change to cars

NASCAR is weeks away from making a small but significant change to its car, one that could dramatically impact how races run from here on out.

President Obama wants comprehensive bill, GOP ideas

In a letter to congressional leadership on Tuesday, President Barack Obama did not explicitly advocate the use of reconciliation to pass health care reform into law.

Kentucky Senator blocks more spending

On the floor of the Senate, Republican Jim Bunning of Kentucky just defended the position he's taken that has delayed an extension of jobless benefits for the nation's unemployed and has forced the furlough of about

ACORN workers cleared over illegal advice given in video

BROOKLYN, New York - Brooklyn prosecutors on Monday cleared ACORN of criminal wrongdoing after a four-month probe that began when undercover conservative activists filmed workers giving what appeared to be illegal a

Hazmat Crews, FBI Called to IRS Building in Utah

OGDEN, Utah - Hazardous material crews were called to an IRS building in Ogden, Utah on Monday, less than two weeks after a man deliberately crashed his private plane into a Texas building that housed IRS workers, a

Some Iraq, Afghanistan war veterans criticize movie 'Hurt Locker' as inaccurate

Time magazine called "The Hurt Locker" "a near-perfect war film," but Ryan Gallucci, an Iraq war veteran, had to turn the movie off three times, he says, "or else I would have thrown my remote through the television

Supreme Court scrutinizes state, local gun control

WASHINGTON - Gun control advocates think, if not pray, they can win by losing when the Supreme Court decides whether the constitutional right to possess guns serves as a check on state and local regulation of firear

USA hockey makes the gold medal game, embarrass Finland

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The whole "it's all about goaltending" thing is a hockey cliché of legendary status, but let's be honest here: We've seen two very good goalies epically fail in the elimination ro