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Third Worker Dies After N.C. Fireworks Explosion

Toll in Ocracoke Island blast now three dead, two injured; five had been unloading fireworks for Fourth of July show.

Fear Grips South Carolina County With Serial Killer on Loose

Fear gripped Cherokee County, S.C., this Independence Day weekend as a teenage girl died at the hands of what police say is a serial killer.

Death of Ex-NFL Quarterback McNair Ruled a Homicide

Shot twice in the head and two more times in the chest, former NFL quarterback Steve McNair was the victim of a homicide, police declared Sunday.

Biden: We 'Misread' Economy

Vice president says Obama administration 'misread how bad the economy was,' stands by stimulus package

1 Dead in Disney World Monorail Crash

A Disney World monorail driver was killed after colliding with another train at the Orlando, Fla., park.

At Least 25 Injured in Indiana Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

Part of a Fourth of July fireworks crowd overloaded a pedestrian bridge to about twice its capacity before it collapsed and sent about 50 people tumbling into a lake, the township trustee in charge of the bridge said.

Sub Hears Signal From Yemenia Airways Black Boxes

The French agency investigating last week's crash of a Yemenia Airways flight to the Comoros says a submarine taking part in the search has picked up signals from the aircraft's two black boxes.

2 British Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

A roadside bomb and a rocket-propelled grenade in southern Afghanistan killed two British soldiers, while gunmen in the east abducted 16 mine-clearing personnel working for the United Nations, officials said Sunday.

Iranian Clerics Declare Ahmadinejed Re-Election Illegitimate

An influential group of Iranian clerics took sides late Saturday, calling June's re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and by extension his government, illegitimate.