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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.

Chavez to Troops: Prepare for War With Colombia

President Hugo Chavez said Venezuela could end up going to war with Colombia as tensions between them rise, and he warned that if a conflict broke out "it could extend throughout the whole continent."

N.Y.-Based Radical Muslim Hails Fort Hood Massacre

A New York City bicycle cabbie who mocked the murder of journalist Daniel Pearl and posted a prayer on the Web calling for the murder of Jews is now sending a 'Get Well Soon' message to the suspected Fort Hood gunman, the New York Post reported.

Homicide Bomb Kills 11 Others in Pakistan

A homicide bomber apparently targeting an anti-Taliban mayor struck a crowded market Sunday in northwest Pakistan, killing the mayor and 11 other people and injuring dozens, police said.