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Japan's PM Dissolves Parliament, Calls Elections

Japan's prime minister has dissolved the powerful lower house of parliament and called national elections.

Man Tasered After Sniffing Gas Bursts in Flames

A man whose relatives say had been sniffing gasoline burst into flames after a police officer Tasered him as he ran at officials carrying a container of fuel, police said Tuesday.

Blue Dogs Fetched for Health Bill

President to meet small group of fiscally-conscious House Democrats to seek their support on health care package

The First Law of Al Franken

In his first legislation, Minn. Senator Al Franken wants to expand number of service dogs for wounded veterans

Jupiter Struck by Object, NASA Images Confirm

A large comet or asteroid has slammed into the Jupiter, creating an impact site the size of Earth, pictures by an Australian amateur astronomer show.

FBI: Man Wanted for 23 Bank Robberies Caught

The FBI says a bank robber known as the "Limping Bandit" has been arrested after robbing 23 banks across the Southeast.

Mother, Children Rescued From Burning SUV

The 32-year-old woman from Tennessee was driving the SUV when it hit a tree and burst into flames, police said.