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Big U.S. Cities See Resurgence in Population Growth

Reversing a decade-long trend, many of the largest U.S. cities are now growing more quickly than the rest of the nation, yet another sign of an economic crisis that is making it harder for people to move.

S. Korean Official: Kim Jong Il's Successor Not Final

The decision on who will become North Korea's next leader may not be final despite reports that Kim Jong Il has tapped his youngest son to succeed him, South Korea's defense chief said.

Nutritionist Says Jackson Pleaded for Insomnia Sedative

Cherilyn Lee, a registered nurse whose specialty includes nutritional counseling, said Tuesday that she repeatedly rejected his demands for the drug, Diprivan, which is given intravenously.

Military Considers Relaxing 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

The Pentagon general counsel is looking at potential avenues around full enforcement as a stopgap, Gates said.

In Faith Healing Case, Dead Girl Called Malnourished

Raylene and Carl Brent Worthington of Oregon City are members of the Followers of Christ Church and are accused of manslaughter and criminal mistreatment in the March 2008 death of their child, Ava

Mexican Police Find Bodies, Severed Head in Hole

Michoacan has been a major focus of a crackdown on organized crime launched by President Felipe Calderon after taking office in late 2006