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Ex-Astronaut Lisa Nowak Pleads Guilty to Burglary, Battery

A former NASA astronaut charged with attacking a romantic rival in an airport parking lot pleaded guilty Tuesday to burglary and battery but was sentenced only to a year probation and no additional jail time.

'Academic Freedom' Cited in Convicted Bomber School Speech

A terror bomber who served 18 years in federal prison will be allowed to speak at the University of Massachusetts on Thursday — because faculty members decided to invite him and the university says it must fulfill its commitment to "academic fr

Ft. Hood Suspect Warned of Muslim Threat Within Military

The Army psychiatrist suspected of killing 13 people at Fort Hood reportedly warned senior Army physicians in 2007 the military should allow Muslim soldiers to be released as conscientious objectors instead of fighting in wars to avoid "adverse event

Koreas Exchange Fire in Naval Clash

Navy ships of the two Koreas exchanged fire Tuesday along their disputed western sea border, South Korean military officers said.

Did Army Ignore Warning Signs From Ft. Hood Shooter?

The warning signs were all there, but the U.S.

Supreme Court Refuses to Stop D.C. Sniper Execution

The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block Tuesday's scheduled execution of sniper mastermind John Allen Muhammad.

Iran Accuses 3 Detained American Hikers of Espionage

Three American hikers who have been detained in Iran since they crossed into the country from Iraq in July have been accused of espionage, the first signal that Tehran intends to send the matter to trial.

Iran Reportedly Charges 3 American Hikers With Espionage

Three American hikers who have been detained in Iran after crossing into the country from Iraq have been charged with espionage, according to Iran's State News Agency.

Germany Celebrates Fall of the Berlin Wall

With concerts and memorials on Monday, Germans will celebrate the day the Berlin Wall came crashing down 20 years ago.

Hurricane Ida Takes Aim at U.S. Gulf Coast

Gov. Bobby Jindal has declared a state of emergency in Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Ida.