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Cracking the Whip

Obama's chief of staff works with skeptical House Democrats to craft legislation to reform health care

Fiery Conn. Standoff Ends With Husband's Surrender

An advertising executive who snatched his ex-wife from a parking lot, held her hostage for hours during a standoff with police and then refused to leave their burning home finally surrendered when flames made their way to the basement where he was hi

Endangered Species' DNA to Be Stored at NYC Museum

Officials of the American Museum of Natural History and the U.S. National Park Service signed an agreement for samples from endangered species in America's parks to be added to the museum's existing DNA collection.

Soldier Could Face Death Penalty Over Iraq Killings

An Army sergeant charged with killing two U.S. soldiers at their patrol base in Iraq opened fire to protect himself, his defense attorney said at the end of a hearing to determine if the case goes to a court-martial.

Reid: No New Stimulus

Senate majority leader slams door on second stimulus, even as president suggests he's leaving option open

Nevada Gold Mine Fined $500,000 for Fatality

Federal regulators have fined Newmont Mining Corp. more than $500,000 for safety violations they say contributed to the death of a worker at an underground gold mine in Nevada.

The Elephant in the Room Is at a Car Wash in Oregon

Elephants wash visitors' cars at Wildlife Safari in Oregon.

Mystery Surrounds Michael Jackson's Burial

It appears unlikely that the cemetery will be Forest Lawn Memorial Park, as was originally expected

Vet Visits

United States - During tough economic times pets can suffer right along with their owners. Some vets have reported a small drop in customers coming in for their pets regular preventative care such as heart guard medications or teeth cleanings.