Karzai Ups Lead in Afghan Election Amid Fraud Claims

Afghanistan's election commission says President Hamid Karzai has increased his lead over his top challenger and is inching closer to the important 50 percent threshold.

Obama Eulogizing Kennedy at Funeral Mass

The service is expected to draw mourners from across the political spectrum and all stations of life.

Shuttle Blasts Off on Flight to International Space Station

Space shuttle Discovery and seven astronauts blazed into orbit Friday on a spectacular midnight flight to the international space station, hauling up a treadmill named after a TV funnyman and thousands of pounds of more solemn supplies.

UAE Seizes N. Korean Cargo Ship Bound for Iran

The United Arab Emirates has seized a cargo ship bound for Iran with a cache of banned rocket-propelled grenades and other arms from North Korea.

Less Tell, More Show

Adm. Mike Mullen says Muslims abroad live in fear of terror — but doubt U.S. will live up to pledge to help them

Iowa Team Plays First Game Since Coach's Killing

As they've done every August for 35 years, the players on Aplington-Parkersburg High's football team are throwing themselves into the familiar, sweaty grind of Coach Ed Thomas' brutal, two-a-day summer workouts.

Kidnapped girl returns home 18 years later

An 18 year nightmare is over for a California woman who was kidnapped from a bus stop when she was a child. El Dorado county police say Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped in 1991 when she was just 11 years-old, has been alive and the man responsible

Coroner Officially Rules Michael Jackson Death a Homicide

"The drugs Propofol and Lorazepam were found to be the primary drugs responsible for Mr. Jackson's death," the Coroner's office said in a statement

Cops Seek Murder Clues at Girl's Backyard Hell

There were reports Friday that a rapist's Antioch, Calif., property is being searched for evidence in the murder of several prostitutes

Qaddafi Son: Lockerbie Bomber's Release Tied to Oil

Libyan dictator Muammar al-Qaddafi's son said it was 'obvious' that the country's efforts to free the Lockerbie bomber were tied to lucrative contracts with Britain.