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Text Message Sparks Rescue Effort in Indonesia

An earthquake survivor trapped in a collapsed hotel in western Indonesia sent a text message saying he and some others were alive, triggering a frantic rescue operation, but hopes faded Saturday as sniffer dogs failed to detect life.

Judge Orders CBS Producer to Stay Away From Letterman

A CBS News producer charged with trying to extort $2 million from David Letterman is out of jail for now, but a judge issued a temporary order of protection, which requires Robert (Joe) Halderman, 51, to stay away from the late-night star.

NY Mom Fights School That Banned Bike Rides With Son

A New York mother is fighting back against her school district after administrators and officials told her she and her son didn't have the right to bike to school together — and that his safety, even beyond school walls, was out of her hands.

Leno, Fallon Among Those Taking Shots at Letterman

Jay Leno, Letterman's longtime late-night rival, didn't waste a moment in addressing the situation. He kicked off his monologue on NBC's "The Jay Leno Show" with several jokes about Letterman.

DA: CBS Producer Charged in Letterman Plot in Debt

A longtime CBS News producer pleaded not guilty to trying to extort $2 million from David Letterman in a plot that prompted the late-night comedian to admit to sexual relationships with female employees.

150 Suspected Insurgents Captured in Iraq

Iraqi security forces are wrapping up a major operation in Mosul that has led to the capture of at least 150 suspected insurgents.

Sole Video Footage of Anne Frank Posted Online

A video showing the only footage of Anne Frank ever recorded is now available on YouTube.

Nearly 1 in 3 Pregnant Women With H1N1 Have Died in U.S.

As the nation prepares for the first wave of H1N1 flu vaccines to arrive early next week, there is a stark reminder about how important it is to protect those most at risk from this new strain.

CBS News Producer Is Accused Letterman Extortionist

A longtime CBS News producer has been indicted for allegedly attempting to extort $2 million from late night comedian David Letterman.