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Is the U.S. Flag From Apollo 11 Still Standing?

Is the U.S. flag planted on the moon 40 years ago still standing? That's just one of many questions researchers hope will be answered this year by new pictures of old Apollo landing sites.

Passenger Alerted Cruise Security of Woman's Death

The first hint of trouble aboard the Carnival Elation came three days into the luxury cruise to Mexico, when a passenger contacted the ship's security to express concerns that a woman might be dead.

Burglars Break Into Home During Funeral Preparations

Authorities in Ohio are looking for thieves who broke into a home while the family of a 2-year-old was at a funeral home preparing for the boy's services.

Space Shuttle Endeavour Nears Space Station

Space shuttle Endeavour is closing in on the international space station following a two-day chase.

Mischa Barton Hospitalized in Involuntary Psychiatric Hold

Mischa Barton — the formerly willowy star of "The O.C." — was taken away by police and hospitalized under California's involuntary psychiatric-hold law just hours before she was due to fly to New York for the premiere of her movie, 'Homecoming.'

Islamic Supremacist Group Holds First U.S. Conference

A group committed to establishing an international Islamic empire with reported links to Al Qaeda is stepping up its Western recruitment efforts by holding its first official conference in the U.S.

Top Iran Cleric Blasts Hard-Liners Over Elections

One of Iran's top clerics criticized hard-liners at the main Islamic prayers Friday, saying the clerical leadership must clear up doubts over the disputed presidential election and should release opposition supporters arrested in postelection crackdo

Health Care Fight Heats Up

Obama faces growing resistance — including from Democrats — as he defends plan | TOPIC | VIDEO