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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

California Reaches Budget Deal

Tentative deal plugs $26 billion deficit by making hefty cuts and shifting costs into the future, but without new taxes

Fishing Industry Stung by Plague of Giant Jellyfish

They poison fish, sting humans and even attack nuclear power stations.

Japan's PM Dissolves Parliament, Calls Elections

Japan's prime minister has dissolved the powerful lower house of parliament and called national elections.