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Pickens Continues Drive for New Energy Resources

T. Boone Pickens creates plan for a number of changes such as investing in wind and solar energy, rebuilding the country's electrical grid and replacing gasoline with natural gas in cars and trucks.

Animal Rights Group Blasts Senator's Plan for Python Hunts

U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson is calling for tens of thousands of pythons believed to be in the Everglades to be hunted and killed, a move questioned by animal rights advocates.

NYC Bank Heist Makes For An Unexpected Tweet

"So tired today," Annemarie Dooling tweeted early Tuesday. "really really tired. ugh." A couple of hours later, things really really picked up.

Sotomayor Hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) - Judge Sonia Sotomayor is assuring senators she'll be guided by the law and the Constitution if confirmed to the Supreme Court, not her Hispanic heritage.

Southwest Inspection

DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines has inspected nearly 200 planes and put them back in the sky today.

New Arguments Ordered in Moussaoui Case

A federal appeals court in Richmond has ordered new arguments in the case of Sept. 11 conspirator Zacharias Moussaoui.

Louisiana Man Accused of Using Stun Gun in Rapes

Police say a man accused of using a stun gun in rapes in Mississippi and Louisiana was briefly jailed but released during a weeklong crime spree.

Living Together First Can Spoil Marriage, Study Finds

Couples who shack up before tying the knot are more likely to get divorced than their counterparts who don't move in together until marriage, a new study suggests.

Web Site Recreates Apollo 11 Mission in Real Time

The Web site will track the capsule's route from the Earth to the Moon, ending with the moon landing and Armstrong's walk — in real time, but 40 years later.