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US Airways Flight Diverted After Man Strips Mid-Flight

A US Airways flight to Los Angeles was diverted to Albuquerque after a passenger removed all of his clothing mid-flight, forcing flight attendants to cover him with a blanket before he was arrested, authorities said Wednesday.

Drugs Hell, Secret Love of Michael Jackson

Two of Michael Jackson ex-confidantes say they tried in vain to keep him from abusing painkillers and other prescriptions, but others in the singer's circle kept the drugs flowing.

Knockin' on 10 Percent's Door

Nation's jobless rate figures to be released today expected to edge closer to double digits, marking a 26-year high

Opposition Leaders Boldly Call Iran Gov't Illegitimate

Iran's former president has joined ranks with the country's embattled reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, and accused the Iranian government of failing its people in the recent election and condemning the subsequent crackdown

Police Taser Pastor 'Helping' Driver in Traffic Stop

Police used a Taser on a pastor and pepper spray to disperse his congregants Wednesday after the pastor allegedly interfered with a traffic stop in the church parking lot.

Interim Honduras Leader Blames Crisis on Chavez

Honduras' interim leader accused Venezuela's Hugo Chavez of instigating his nation's crisis and lawmakers tightened a curfew aimed at stemming unrest, as coup leaders showed few signs of bending to international pressure to restore the exiled preside

Gunman Kills 1, Hurts 4 at L.A.-Area Dental Office

A gunman opened fire inside a busy dental office in an apparent domestic dispute Wednesday, killing one woman dead and critically wounding three others, police said.

DEA Joins Michael Jackson Death Investigation

Investigation into the singer's death deepened late Wednesday when the Drug Enforcement Administration was asked to step in by the Los Angeles Police Department, a law enforcement official in Washington told The Associated Press.