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U.S. on Verge of Closing Anthrax Mailings Case

A year after government scientist Bruce Ivins killed himself while under investigation for the lethal 2001 anthrax mailings, the Justice Department is on the verge of closing the case.

Alberto Contador Wins Tour de France a Second Time

Alberto Contador of Spain has won the Tour de France for a second time, and Lance Armstrong will join him on the podium after finishing third in his comeback to cycling's main event.

Clinton: Iran Nukes 'Futile'

Secretary of state says U.S., other powers are united in keeping Iran from getting its hands on nuclear weapons

Israel Wants 'Understanding' With U.S.

Netanyahu says he will try to work out policy disagreements in meetings with American envoy

U.S. May Outsource Security On Bases in Afghanistan

Military officials reportedly considering private contractor to provide around-the-clock security at Afghan bases

Dead Whale Gets Stuck in Cruise Ship Bow

A cruise ship arrived at the Port of Vancouver with a dead whale lodged in its bow.

4 Suspects Detained in Mexico in U.S. Border Agent's Death

Mexican police announced the arrests Saturday of four men suspected of involvement in the killing of a U.S.

Pakistan Journalists Targets of Taliban Insurgency

As Pakistan tries to stave off a Taliban insurgency, journalists have been threatened, attacked and killed, and even their relatives have faced harm.

Can Obama Bring Down Al Qaeda?

Analysts say jihadists' fear of Obama stems from his administration continuing the punishing Predator drone attacks, which target Al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan