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Gas Tanker Explodes Near Detroit, Injuring 3

Flames shot hundreds of feet in the air after a gasoline tanker exploded Wednesday night underneath a highway overpass near Detroit.

NYC Teen Admits Leaving Kitten in Oven to Die

A New York City teenager has admitted that she failed to let a kitten out of an oven after a friend put the animal inside and left it to roast to death.

Damage Eyed as Shuttle Heads to Space Station

Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour will scan their orbiter's heat shield on Thursday to search for any damage from debris that fell from the spacecraft's external tank during its launch into orbit.

2 Black Boxes From Iran Plane Crash Recovered

Investigators have recovered two of the three black boxes belonging to a Russian-made jetliner that crashed shortly after taking off from Tehran, Iran's state radio reported Thursday.

Health Care Wake-Up Call?

CBO director warns House panel that Democrats' proposal will raise costs, not lower them; minority leader calls on Dems to scrap plans | COMPLETE COVERAGE

Firefighter Rips Sotomayor as Unfair

Supreme Court pick accused of 'personal' ruling by white firefighters in discrimination case | FULL COVERAGE

Eighth Person Charged in Florida Couple's Murders

Eight people have been charged in a precisely executed, deadly break-in at a Florida Panhandle home, but authorities are still seeking at least one more accomplice who they believe failed his assignment to disable the house's surveillance system.

Honduras Reinstates Curfew, Warns of Action

Honduras' interim government warned of armed actions to return ousted President Manuel Zelaya to power and reinstated an overnight curfew it had lifted only days earlier.