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Chinese Official Says Police Killed 12 During July 5 Riot

A senior Chinese official says police killed 12 people during a July 5 riot in the western city of Urumqi, in a rare acknowledgment by the government that security forces opened fire.

Huge Tortoise Escapes Circus, Found Two Miles Away

A massive tortoise who left the circus and took his show on the road for six days has been found and is expected to be back with his circus family soon.

Walter Cronkite's Final Resting Place Will Be Missouri

Walter Cronkite's final resting place will be next to his late wife in Missouri, where the two first met, his chief of staff said Saturday.

Human, Mechanical Errors Possible in S.F. Train Crash

Authorities are investigating mechanical and human errors as possible causes of a collision between two San Francisco light-rail trains that has left several dozen people injured.

Idaho Town Prays for Release of Captured Soldier

The Taliban has released a video of an American soldier who went missing from his base in eastern Afghanistan June 30 and was later confirmed captured.

Man Charged With Six Murders in Two-State Killing Spree

Helm said some of the Tennessee victims were related and that the killings happened Friday night or early Saturday.

Dems Looking for Fight?

Democrats may try to question ex-VP Dick Cheney over secret terror program after House says it will launch probe

Negotiator: Honduras Coup Talks to Continue

Costa Rican President Oscar Arias says both sides in the talks to resolve the coup in Honduras have agreed to resume talks Sunday, but they remain far apart.