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Karzai Needed U.S. Talks, Meals Before Agreeing to Runoff

Afghan President needed high-level U.S.

Hunt On for Va. Student Who Vanished From Concert

Police are looking for a Virginia Tech student who has been missing since Saturday.

NASA Unveils New Rocket for Historic Test Flight

For the first time in nearly 30 years, a brand new NASA rocket has rolled out to a seaside launching pad in Florida to prepare for a launch test debut

FDIC projected to see red

WASHINGTON — The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) Chief Sheila Bair told the Senate Banking Committe Tuesday, the fund will be in the red for two more years. Bair says there is no reason anyone should worry about their deposit an

U.N. Report: Repeal Terror Laws for 'Gender Equality'

The United Nations has published a report on counterterrorism that is supposed to promote human rights — but critics say it's being used to redefine gender and hamstring actual counter-terror efforts.

Fla. Police Search for Girl, 7, Who Vanished After School

Florida officials have expanded their search for a 7-year-old girl who vanished while walking home from school Monday afternoon.

Controversial Imam to Join Jesse Jackson at Muslim Banquet

A radical New York imam who was once investigated as a possible co-conspirator in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center will be a featured speaker — along with the Rev.

Afghan Election Commission Orders Nov. 7 Runoff

The Obama administration expects Afghan President Hamid Karzai to concede Tuesday that he fell short of the 50 percent vote share in August's election that he needed to win outright.

Lawyer Says Arrest Expected in UConn Stabbing

A Hartford lawyer says police have told him his client will be arrested in the stabbing death of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard.

Ex-Government Scientist Arrested on Espionage Charges

Justice Department says 52-year-old Stewart David Nozette of Chevy Chase was charged in a criminal complaint with attempting to communicate, deliver and transmit classified information to an individual he believed to be an Israeli intelligence office