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Burglars Break Into Home During Funeral Preparations

Authorities in Ohio are looking for thieves who broke into a home while the family of a 2-year-old was at a funeral home preparing for the boy's services.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Nears Space Station

Space shuttle Endeavour is closing in on the international space station following a two-day chase.

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.