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Hero Pilot Takes to NYC Skies After Hudson River Landing

Capt. Chesley B. 'Sully' Sullenberger took to the skies in New York City Thursday for the first time since January's heroic Hudson River emergency landing.

School to Designate Area for Bible Signs at Football Games

An area will be allocated for religious-based signs at a Georgia high school after a group of cheerleaders were told last week that they could no longer display banners that contain Bible verses at football games.

McChrystal No Longer the Man?

General has seemingly gone from counterinsurgency czar to just one of many people advising Obama on Afghan war

Smart Says She Was Raped Repeatedly by 'Evil' Kidnapper

Elizabeth Smart testified Thursday that she was raped repeatedly by her alleged kidnapper Brian David Mitchell, whom she called "evil" in her first testimony since he is accused of holding her captive as one of his wives seven years ago.

Muslims Not 'Free of Being Mocked,' Danish Cartoonist Says

Muslims need to develop an appreciation of satire and understand that they are not "free of being mocked or being offended," says the Danish caricaturist whose cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad incited rage throughout the Muslim world four years

U.N.: 1,100 Dead in Indonesia Earthquake

Rescue workers pulled victims, some screaming in pain, from the heavy rubble of buildings felled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 777 people.

Jessica Lunsford's Killer Dies of Natural Causes

John Evander Couey, a convicted sex offender awaiting execution for kidnapping, raping and burying 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford alive in 2005, died of natural causes.

Empire State Goes Red for Communist China, Sparking Protest

Many are seeing red over the decision to turn New York City's highest beacon —and one of America's symbols for free enterprise — into a shining monument honoring communist China's revolution Wednesday night.