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Minn. Nurse Under Investigation for Encouraging Suicide

A nurse who authorities say got his kicks by visiting Internet suicide chat rooms and encouraging depressed people to kill themselves is under investigation.

'Balloon Boy' Family Tries to Turn Away From Spotlight

The family's background and some strange developments since the scare have raised questions about whether the family cooked up a hoax as publicity stunt, though police say that is unlikely

Baby Survives After Stroller Falls Off Aussie Train Platform

A six-month-old boy has miraculously survived a train slamming into his carriage after it rolled off an Australian railway platform.

Father of 'Balloon Boy' at Center of New Storm

The father of the 6-year-old Colorado boy who was thought to have been speeding through the sky for hours in a high-soaring homemade helium balloon is a self-described "storm chaser" who now finds himself at the center of another kind of squall.

43 Percent Would Re-Elect Obama

Fox News Poll: If the election were held today, 43 percent of American voters would back Obama for president

GOP Loses Bid to BlockGitmo-to-U.S. Transfer

URGENT: House stands by Dem request to bring Guantanamo Bay prison detainees to the U.S. for trial

Social Security Cans COLA

Cost of living increase withheld for 50 million Social Security recipients for the first time since 1975