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Bias Tops GOP's ConcernsAt Sotomayor Hearings

GOP lawmakers worry that Obama's Supreme Court pick will put personal bias before the law if placed on bench

Standoff Ends as Gunman Trades Bullets for Cigarettes

No reports of shots, but SWAT team, hostage negotiators on scene.

Kids Deny Sex Abuse After Dad's 20-Year Prison Stint

Grown son, daughter testify in Washington state court that father never did sexually abuse them in mid-1980s.

Will Oscar Wake Up With a 'Hangover' Next Year?

Whatever happens next year, the Oscar race for best picture will be more exciting than it has been in decades

Stage Set for Sotomayor

Confirmation hearings this week for Obama's Supreme Court pick could drum up high political theater

New York to Use Hate Crime Law in Transgender Murder Trial

A 20-year-old New York man is scheduled to stand trial in the killing of a transgendered woman.

Cops Grill Two Linked to Deaths of Couple With 16 Kids

Tips lead cops to van apparently used as getaway vehicle by killers, and to two people linked to van.

Fla. Cops: Man Killed Girlfriend's Father, Fled State

Florida authorities are awaiting the extradition of a man who fled to Kentucky after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend's father to death.

Iraq Military: Insurgent Attacks Decline, But Could Continue

The Iraqi military says insurgent attacks are on the decline, but predicts they could continue for a few more years.