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Wildfire Burns Homes Near L.A., Thousands Flee

Wildfires chewed through tinder-dry brush and homes in California on Friday, forcing thousands to flee ritzy seaside neighborhoods, comfortable foothill suburbs and tiny farming communities.

Evidence Piling Up Against Jackson's Dermatologist

The heat is on for Michael Jackson's longtime friend and dermatologist Arnold Klein who investigators believe facilitated the years-long drug abuse that could have caused the death of the King of Pop.

Cash for Clunkers: Over but not gone

Auto dealers were sad to see the government program, cash for clunkers, end. But now that it's over, they're worried they'll never see the cash. The stimulus program allowed people to trade their gas guzzlers for vehicles with better gas mileag

Everything You Need to Know About the H1N1 Vaccine

Should you get the H1N1 vaccine? Is it safe? How's it being made? Find out here

Dems Invoke 'Do It For Ted'

Key Democrats slip a dose of health care reform into Kennedy condolences

Students Sent Home Over 'Islam Is of the Devil' Shirts

A handful of students were sent home from Florida schools this week after showing up in shirts proclaiming that "Islam is of the Devil," part of a fiery church campaign to "expose" Islam as a religion of violence.

Microsoft Edits Black Man Out of Photo, Apologizes

Software giant Microsoft Corp. is apologizing for altering a photo on its Web site to change the race of one of the people shown in the picture.

$50G-a-Year Workaholic's Job Title: Homeless Beggar

For one homeless Australian man who considers begging for money a full-time job, the long hours on the street have landed him a middle-class salary, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Arkansas Mom Fails to Sell Baby's Name on eBay

After five auctions eBay, Lavonne Drummond, 36, saw a winning bid of $6,800 dashed Tuesday when a producer at an Internet radio talk show told the mother of six that he had no intention of paying for the naming rights of her seventh child.