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CDC: Up to 40% of Americans May Get Swine Flu

U.S. health officials say 20 to 40 percent of Americans could become ill from swine flu over the next two years.

FBI 'Most Wanted' Fugitive Captured After 15 Years

A Mississippi fugitive accused of molesting young girls in the 1990s was arrested Thursday while tending sheep in the remote and rugged Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming, the FBI said.

Report: North Korea Publicly Executes Christian Woman

North Korea publicly executed a Christian woman last month for distributing the Bible, which is banned in the communist nation, South Korean activists said Friday.

Informant, Rabbi's Son Aided Massive N.J. Corruption Bust

Officials are decrying political corruption in New Jersey that is making international headlines after more than 40 people, among them rabbis and elected officeholders, were arrested in corruption sting.

Honduras' Manuel Zelaya Prepares Return in Nicaragua

Honduras' deposed president set up base in Nicaragua near his country's border to prepare a return home, urging soldiers to ignore an arrest order against him and shrugging off warnings that his homecoming could provoke violence.

Two U.S. Troops Killed in Afghanistan Bomb Attack

A bomb attack killed two American service members in southern Afghanistan on Friday, while the country's president both applauded international troops' effort at a campaign rally and promised to hold them more accountable for civilian casualties.

17 Alleged Teen Hitmen Break Out of Mexican Detention Center

A group of teen hitmen in Mexico accused of working for drug cartels escaped from jail Thursday after digging through a detention center wall, Reuters reported.

Face of Christian Angel Uncovered in Famous Mosque

Restoration workers uncover never-before-seen mosaic face of angel at Istanbul's Haghia Sophia — a former Byzantine cathedral.

Deadline Blown, Obama Presses On

President will meet with Senate leaders after they killed off plans to vote on a health bill before August recess

Final Arguments Due in Trial of Burma's Suu Kyi

The trial of Burma's jailed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi resumed Friday with her lawyers set to present a final argument in their efforts to save the Nobel laureate from a possible five-year prison term.