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Police Hunt Kidnapper Whose Victim Ran Away Naked

Cops are searching for a man in the abduction of a 24-year-old upstate woman who escaped naked from his van and ran to a home for help.

Fresh Off Clashes, Sen. Boxer Slips

Poll suggests the California Democrat would face a tight race against ex-CEO Carly Fiorina for Senate seat

Military Eyes Version of 'Pain Ray' for Aircraft

Air Force has beefed up share of funding for Active Denial System, tightly focused beam of microwaves that causes an intense, but theoretically harmless, burning sensation.

Study Cited — and Ridiculed

White House report says small companies pay far more for health care; GOP calls it propaganda

Gates on a Roll, But for How Long?

Defense chief may have scored big legislative wins recently, but further military cuts remain a huge challenge

Taliban Attack Afghanistan Police Station With Grenades

Taliban fighters wearing explosive vests and armed with AK-47 rifles and rocket-propelled grenades attacked the main police station Saturday in the southeast city of Khost.

Dad on Trial in 11-Year-Old Girl's Faith-Healing Death

Opening statements began Saturday in the trial of a father charged with second-degree reckless homicide for praying instead of seeking medical help for his gravely ill 11-year-old daughter.

Biden: Russia Will Bend

Vice president says Russia's 'withering' economy could force it to open up to the West on issues including nuke reduction

Iran Threatens Strike on Israel's Nuclear Facilities

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Saturday the country would strike Israel's nuclear facilities if Tel Aviv attacked the Islamic state, Reuters reported state television as saying.