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White House: AfghanPullout 'Not an Option'

Obama not contemplating leaving eroding war in Afghanistan — just two days after eight GIs and two Afghan soldiers were killed during a firefight there

FTC to Regulate Blogging

The Federal Trade Commission will require writers on the Web to disclose payments

'Wrong About...' the Taliban, Al Qaeda?

McCain blasts Obama's National Security Adviser Gen. James Jones on Afghanistan assessment

Woman Mauled to Death by Pet Black Bear

Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania say a woman was killed by her pet black bear as she cleaned its cage.

Baby Wooly Mammoth Found Frozen in Siberia

A baby mammoth, frozen for 40,000 years, was discovered perfectly preserved

Firefighters Try to Protect California Town From Wildfire

Firefighters launched an aggressive ground and air assault Sunday against a wind-fanned wildfire that erupted in the San Gabriel Mountains and threatened a popular resort community.

Search Teams Lose Hope of Finding Survivors in Indonesia

Search teams lost hope of finding any more survivors under the rubble left by a massive earthquake, as torrential rains on Sunday held up aid delivery in the remote hills of western Indonesia where several villages were wiped out.

Baby Snatch Victim Loses Kids to State Custody

A mother whose newborn was kidnapped by a knife-wielding woman posing as an immigration agent was briefly reunited with her baby Saturday, then saw him and her three other children taken from her and put into state custody.