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Iran Preparing Package of Issues to Offer the West

Iran is preparing a new package of "political, security and international" issues to offer the West, Reuters reported Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki as saying Saturday.

N. Korea 'Seriously Interested' in Releasing U.S. Journalist

North Korea is "seriously interested" in releasing two convicted American journalists but first wants the United States to acknowledge what Pyongyang sees as their "hostile acts," a U.S.-based scholar who visited Pyongyang said Saturday.

Michael Jackson's Hometown Holds Memorial for Pop Icon

Michael Jackson's boyhood hometown bade farewell to the King of Pop on Friday with a celebration of his life and music.

Hundreds Evacuated From 747 at Phoenix Airport

Hundreds of passengers aboard a British Airways Boeing 747 preparing to depart for London from the Phoenix airport were forced to use slides to evacuate the jet on Friday night after fumes filled the cabin.

Eye on Small Business Aid

Obama administration working on plan to release funds from $700B bailout to millions of small companies

Gay Couple Detained Near Mormon Plaza After Kiss

A gay couple say they were detained by security guards on a plaza owned by the Mormon church and later cited by police, claiming it stemmed from a kiss on the cheek.