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Fla. Couple to Be Laid to Rest as Probe Continues

A wealthy Florida Panhandle couple killed in their home during a precisely executed break-in were being laid to rest Friday as investigators said they still have more people they want to talk to about the crime.

Islamic Supremacist Group Holds First U.S. Conference

A group committed to establishing an international Islamic empire with reported links to Al Qaeda is stepping up its Western recruitment efforts by holding its first official conference in the U.S.

'Child Bride' Says Sex With Pastor Began at Age 9

A 9-year-old girl was considered too young to answer the office phone at evangelist Tony Alamo's compound, but old enough for frequent sex with the ministry leader, she alleged at his federal trial on child-sex charges.

Starbucks Wipes Name From Seattle Location

Starbucks Corp. said Thursday it is wiping its name from one of its Seattle-area stores and adding alcohol to the menu.

Spend or Go Bankrupt?

Biden defends stimulus, suggesting that without massive federal spending the country would go bankrupt

Sen. Boxer Gets an Earful on Race

Black Chamber of Commerce exec accuses senator of racially condescending to him at committee hearing

Man Waits to Feel Wife's Touch After Hand Transplant

Jeff Kepner, the first U.S. double hand transplant patient, says he is looking forward to being able to feel his wife's hand as he holds it.

Police Say 10 Climbers Die on Two Mountains in Japan

He could not provide further details, including the cause of their deaths. Reports said the weather was bad at the time they were climbing.

Porn Actor Gets Sentenced in Pa. Rooftop Break-Ins

A porn star who was accused of breaking into Philadelphia stores through their rooftops while his twin brother and occasional co-star acted as a lookout is going to prison for three to eight years.

La. Baby Found Dead in Crib With 100 Small Animal Bites

Police say a Louisiana infant's body was covered with what appeared to be more than 100 small animal bites, perhaps some from rats, when she was found dead in her crib.