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4 Suspects Detained in Mexico in U.S. Border Agent's Death

Mexican police announced the arrests Saturday of four men suspected of involvement in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent as American investigators searched hospitals for gunmen who were possibly wounded.

U.S. Eyes Private Guards for Afghan Bases

Military officials reportedly considering private contractor to provide around-the-clock security at Afghan bases

Harvard Prof: It's Time to 'Move on' From My Arrest

Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he's ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer, hoping to use the encounter to improve fairness in the criminal justice system and saying "in the end, this is not about me at all."

Pakistan Journalists Targets of Taliban Insurgency

As Pakistan tries to stave off a Taliban insurgency, journalists have been threatened, attacked and killed, and even their relatives have faced harm.

Judge Sets $10 Million Bail for Seattle Stabbing Suspect

A judge Saturday set bail at $10 million for a man accused of breaking into a south Seattle home and stabbing two women, one fatally.

New Ion Drive Could Get Us to Mars Quickly

Magnet-driven ion engine, coupled with nuclear reactor, could put Red Planet within reach of humans.

Old Ohio Church Converted to Religious-Themed Gym

A developer has found new life for an old church in northeast Ohio by redesigning it as a workout center.

Can Obama Bring Down Al Qaeda?

Analysts say jihadists' fear of Obama stems from his administration continuing the punishing Predator drone attacks, which target Al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan

Iranian Police, Militia Attack Opposition Protesters

As night fell, Iranians across the city gathered on their rooftops and chanted 'death to the dictator' and 'courageous neighbors, thank you for your support,' apparently in response to protests held around the world

Free Staters at Camp: With Guns, Swords, Defiance

Free Staters in a tent colony in New Hampshire drink to a future they hope will contain less government — much less government