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Shuttle Astronauts Answer Embarrassing Questions

Astronauts describe what it's like to sneeze in space as part of YouTube/Twitter Q&A.

Report: Federal Documents Detail iPods Catching Fire

Apple iPods have burned users or caught fire more than dozen times, but neither company nor federal government has disclosed this, according to Seattle television station.

NFL QB Roethlisberger Accused of Sex Assault

A woman is accusing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of raping her last summer in his penthouse hotel room at Lake Tahoe.

Boy, 5, Finds Gun, Shoots Himself in Las Vegas

Police say the boy and his father were going through a drive-through window at a Walgreens on Monday night when the boy found a gun.

Charge Dropped Against Harvard Prof in Theft Mix-Up

Authorities dropped a disorderly conduct charge against a prominent Harvard University professor at the center of a robbery mix-up that happened when he re-entered his own home through a jammed front door.

Crews Search for 2 Missing Boaters Off Florida Coast

South Florida officials are searching the waters off the east coast of Florida for a second day for two missing boaters.

Obama Won't Rule Out Health Surtax

In interview, president refuses to take surtax off the table in escalating debate over how to pay for health care plan

Bernanke Back in Hot Seat

Fed chief faces tough questions on the Hill about taxpayer bailouts and government efforts to revive the economy

New iPhone App Helps You Buy Pot

'Cannabis,' $1.99 app for iPhone and iPod Touch lets you find medical marijuana in 13 states that have such laws, lawyers in 37 others that don't.

Obama Fetches Blue Dogs on Health

President to meet small group of fiscally-conscious House Democrats to seek their support on health care package