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China Suddenly Suspends New Web-Filter Rules

Beijing backs down on requirement that all new PCs in country include 'Green Dam' censorship software; gives no date when it'll be implemented.

Obama Vows to Be Gay 'Champion'

President pleads for patience from gay activists after being criticized for not following through on campaign promises

Pa. Student to Serve 23 Months in Jail for Tasering Cop

A western Pennsylvania university student will serve five to 23 months in jail for grabbing a police officer's Taser gun and shooting her with it while she was trying to arrest him.

New Brain-Wave Toy Lets You Do 'Jedi Mind Trick'

Later this summer, anybody anywhere will have the ability to physically move stuff with their minds like characters do in 'Star Wars.' No joke.

FDA Panel Weighs Pulling Combo Cold Meds Off Market

Government experts are scheduled to vote on whether Nyquil and other combination cold medications should be pulled from the market to help curb deadly overdoses.

Woman's 'Miracle' Cancer Cure Tied to Maryland Priest

The Archdiocese of Baltimore plans to investigate whether an Annapolis woman's cure from cancer was a miracle, a possible step toward sainthood for a 19th-century priest.

Taliban Scrap Peace Deal in Pakistan Tribal Area

Taliban militants in a tribal region bordering Afghanistan say they have pulled out of a peace deal with the government, raising the prospect of wider unrest as the Pakistani army extends its efforts to eliminate insurgents.

13 Dead, 50 Hurt as Train Derails, Explodes in Italy

A rail car filled with liquefied natural gas exploded when a freight train derailed in the middle of a small Italian town, setting off an inferno that killed at least 10 people and injured 50 others, officials said Tuesday.

Obama: Coup 'Not Legal'

President Obama says U.S. considers Manuel Zelaya president of Honduras, blasts coup that exiled him• Honduras Torn After President Ousted by Military