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CDC: Contaminated Beef May Be Linked to 2 Deaths

A federal health official says two deaths and 26 other illnesses may be linked to possibly contaminated ground beef recalled by a New York company.

Regulators to tighten snapper limits

MOBILE — Regulators say that the Gulf's red snapper population appears to be robust and growing, but the 2010 snapper limits will likely be the strictest ever, possibly one fish per day or a 30-day season. Charter captains say such restri

Ship Built With World Trade Center Steel Visits N.Y.

The new Navy assault ship USS New York, built with World Trade Center steel, arrived in its namesake city Monday with a 21-gun salute near the site of the 2001 terrorist attack.

Afghan Runoff Canceled, Karzai Declared Winner

Afghanistan's election commission has canceled Saturday's presidential runoff and proclaimed President Hamid Karzai victor of the war-ravaged nation's tumultuous ballot.

Bomber Outside Pakistan Bank Kills at Least 30

A homicide bomber killed 30 people outside a bank near Pakistan's capital Monday, while the U.N. said spreading violence in the country had forced it to suspend long-term development work in the northwest regions along the Afghan border.

Bagram in Afghanistan Turning Into 'Boom Town'

Seen from a tiny village on a recent moonless night, the sprawling U.S. base three miles to the north looks more like a medium-size city than a military facility in a war zone.

Iran Calls for Panel to Review Nuclear Deal

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says Iran conveyed its stand to the International Atomic Energy Agency two days ago.

4 Shot to Death in North Carolina TV Store

Four men were killed in a shooting at a northwestern North Carolina television store on Sunday, and authorities said they were looking for a suspect who might be armed with an assault rifle.

Mexico Reaches Record of 100 Extraditions to U.S.

The milestone underscored the long distance the two countries have come since the 1990s, when Mexico was so loath to send fugitives north of the border that U.S.-paid bounty hunters kidnapped a suspect in Mexico and took him back themselves.

Democrats Scramble toPrevent Republican Wins

Obama and his Democratic allies pulled out the stops in a bid to prevent Republicans from sweeping major elections