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U.S. Seeks to Overhaul Afghan Prisons

Development comes in response to concern over detainee abuse, belief Taliban is recruiting militants in prisons

RNC Chief Rips Health 'Cabal'

Michael Steele accuses Obama of 'risky experimentation' with health proposals, saying they will hurt the economy

Calif. Blaze Burns 2,000 Acres, Forces Evacuation

Authorities say a lightning-sparked wildfire in the Inyo National Forest near Bishop has surged to 2,000 acres and forced the evacuation of a small community and several campgrounds.

South Africa Tests AIDS Vaccine

South Africa is launching clinical trials of the first AIDS vaccines created by a developing country, a feat by scientists who forged ahead even when some of their political leaders shocked the world with unscientific pronouncements about the disease

Mass. to Search for Lost Revolutionary War Ship

Somewhere along an industrial stretch of river pocked with rotting piers and towering salt piles north of Boston lies the answer to one of the great riddles of the Revolutionary war.

A Work in Progress?

Officials defend Obama's broad health care proposals, urge a skeptical public not to judge before finished

Palin: Thank You, Not Goodbye

Is Sarah Palin on a farewell tour around Alaska or is trip the start of a possible presidential campaign for 2012?

'Angela's Ashes' Author Frank McCourt Dies at 78

He was best known for the million-selling "Angela's Ashes," a memoir about his childhood. The memoir was published in 1996 and won a Pulitzer Prize.

Madagascar Police Say 3 Dead in Overnight Attacks

Three people were killed in overnight violence in the capital, Madagascar police said Sunday, blaming politicians linked to a government ousted by the military.