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Cops: Ad Exec Wants Priest to Give Hostage Last Rites

An advertising executive kidnapped his ex-wife from a parking garage Tuesday, held her hostage in a South Windsor home and fired shots out of the house, police and the man's lawyer said.

Ex-Skating Champ Nicole Bobek Charged in Meth Bust

Former figure skating champion Nicole Bobek has been charged with being part of a Northern New Jersey drug ring.

Lack of Motive Casts Doubt on McNair Girlfriend's Guilt

Tennessee's state medical examiner said Tuesday that investigators have been hesitant to conclude that Steve McNair's girlfriend killed the NFL star and herself because she didn't appear to have a motive.

S.C. Killer Tipster: 'Ugly, Sick Person Off the Streets'

A woman who helped police track a South Carolina killer on the loose says she is happy she contributed to getting another 'ugly, ugly, very sick person off the streets.'

Armstrong Within Second of Yellow Jersey at Tour

Lance Armstrong surged within a second of the Tour de France lead after his Astana squad won Tuesday's team time trial in a dramatic finish.

N. Korea Cuts Off More U.N. Relief as Nation Starves

North Korea's bellicose dictatorship is continuing to put new restrictions on United Nations relief organizations operating in the country, which are the main lifeline for its starving population.

Florida Man Wins Lottery Prize for Third Time

Luck has struck for the third time for a central Florida man. James Bush of South Daytona is one of three $1 million winners to claim their Firecracker Millionaire Raffle prize so far from the Florida Lottery. He bought the ticket in Port Orange.