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Woman Mauled to Death by Pet Black Bear

Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania say a woman was killed by her pet black bear as she cleaned its cage.

Report: Treasury, Fed Misled Public

TARP's credibility damaged after IG report finds Treasury, Fed made false statements on banks receiving funds

Firefighters Try to Protect California Town From Wildfire

Firefighters launched an aggressive ground and air assault Sunday against a wind-fanned wildfire that erupted in the San Gabriel Mountains and threatened a popular resort community.

Even as Layoffs Persist, Some Good Jobs Hard to Fill

Yet even with 15 million people hunting for work, even with the unemployment rate nearing 10 percent, some employers can't find enough qualified people for good-paying career jobs.

Search Teams Lose Hope of Finding Survivors in Indonesia

Search teams lost hope of finding any more survivors under the rubble left by a massive earthquake, as torrential rains on Sunday held up aid delivery in the remote hills of western Indonesia where several villages were wiped out.

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Sees Turning Point in Iran Talks

The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog said Sunday there is a "shifting of gears" in Iran's confrontation with the West to more cooperation and transparency.

Baby Snatch Victim Loses Kids to State Custody

A mother whose newborn was kidnapped by a knife-wielding woman posing as an immigration agent was briefly reunited with her baby Saturday, then saw him and her three other children taken from her and put into state custody.

Death Toll From Indonesia Quake Likely to Double

The death toll from Indonesia's massive earthquake will likely double as officials reach rural communities wiped out by landslides.