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Officials: U.S. Intel Turns Corner on Targets in Pakistan

The steady drum beat of high-profile kills in Pakistan — including Usama bin Laden's son and Baitullah Mehsud, commander of the country's Taliban — suggests that U.S.

Autopsy Shows Cocaine Contributed to Mays' Death

An autopsy report says cocaine contributed to the death of TV pitchman Billy Mays.

Airspeed Sensors Failed on at Least a Dozen U.S. Flights

On at least a dozen recent flights by U.S.

Police: 3 Dead, 1 Wounded in N.Y. House Shooting

Police on Long Island say three people are dead and a fourth has been injured following a shooting in Roslyn Heights.

Debate Turns to Rage

Florida event to discuss health care explodes into a near riot as protesters clash with lawmakers | VIDEO

Schools Told 'a Few' Swine Flu Cases No Reason to Close Down

Swine flu is expected to return when kids go back to school, and the government is hoping its new advice on when to shut down schools during an outbreak will prevent the panic and confusion that led to hundreds of school closures last spring.

Fewer Layoffs Expected as Recession Loosens Grip

First, the good news. Workers probably got slapped with fewer pink slips in July as the worst recession since World War II winds down.

Couple Seeks New Home for Statue of Soldier

A Massachusetts couple is looking for a new home for a granite statue they built to honor American troops fighting overseas after the town that they planned to donate it to declined their offer after residents complained.

Iraqi Lawmakers Want to Ban Smoking in Public Areas

After six years of war and terrorist bombings, Iraq is moving against a different killer in its midst — smoking.