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Gates on a Roll, But for How Long?

Defense chief may have scored big legislative wins recently, but further military cuts remain a huge challenge

Taliban Attack Afghanistan Police Station With Grenades

Taliban fighters wearing explosive vests and armed with AK-47 rifles and rocket-propelled grenades attacked the main police station Saturday in the southeast city of Khost.

Dad on Trial in 11-Year-Old Girl's Faith-Healing Death

Opening statements began Saturday in the trial of a father charged with second-degree reckless homicide for praying instead of seeking medical help for his gravely ill 11-year-old daughter.

Biden: Russia Will Bend

Vice president says Russia's 'withering' economy could force it to open up to the West on issues including nuke reduction

Iran Threatens Strike on Israel's Nuclear Facilities

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Saturday the country would strike Israel's nuclear facilities if Tel Aviv attacked the Islamic state, Reuters reported state television as saying.

Bush Weighed Sending Troops Into NY

Reported proposal to send forces on anti-terror mission in U.S. would have been unprecedented use of military power

Police Arrest Man in Fatal Seattle Stabbing

A 23-year-old man was arrested Friday in a brutal attack that killed one woman and injured another as they slept in their home.

A Tale of Two Obamas

Obama avoided race-based controversies during his candidacy, but as president, he's stumbling with quip against cop who arrested black scholar

Are Jailed U.S. Reporters at N. Korean 'Death Camps'?

The whereabouts of two American journalists sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in North Korea's Stalinist gulag remain unclear, though it appears the two women are not among the estimated 200,000 political prisoners held in the country's six labor c

Officials: 40 Percent of Americans Could Get Swine Flu

In a disturbing new projection, health officials say up to 40 percent of Americans could get swine flu this year and next and several hundred thousand could die without a successful vaccine campaign and other measures.