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Researchers Hunt Mythic Giant Northwest Earthworm

Few have seen it, but there's no doubt the giant Palouse earthworm, which is albino and can reach three feet long.

Democrats Call for CIA Program Probe

Senate Dems want investigation into CIA's anti-terrorism program reportedly ordered secret by Dick Cheney

Carlos Weakens Into Tropical Storm Over Pacific Ocean

Carlos has weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm as it heads west over the open waters of the Pacific Ocean.

New York to Use Hate Crime Law in Transgender Murder Trial

A 20-year-old New York man is scheduled to stand trial in the killing of a transgendered woman.

Cops Grill Two Linked to Deaths of Couple With 16 Kids

Tips lead cops to van apparently used as getaway vehicle by killers, and to two people linked to van.

Stage Set for Sotomayor

Confirmation hearings this week for Obama's Supreme Court pick could drum up high political theater

Fla. Cops: Man Killed Girlfriend's Father, Fled State

Florida authorities are awaiting the extradition of a man who fled to Kentucky after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend's father to death.

Afghan Bomb Blasts Kill Two U.S. Marines

Bomb blasts killed four U.S. Marines in southern Afghanistan Saturday, U.S. military said.

Cops Nab Wife in Ex-Boxing Champ's Death

Brazilian authorities detained the wife of former boxing champion Arturo Gatti and formally accused her Sunday of killing him at an upmarket seaside tourist resort in Brazil.