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North Korea Warns of 'Unimaginably Deadly Blows' to U.S.

North Korea's defense chief vowed Sunday to deal "unimaginably deadly blows" to the United States and South Korea if they attack the communist nation amid a tense standoff over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions.

In Texas, Drought Means Conserving Every Last Drop

The nation's most drought-stricken state is deep-frying under relentless 100-degree days and waterways are drying up, especially in the hardest-hit area covering about 350 miles across south-central Texas.

Dead Whale Gets Stuck in Cruise Ship Bow

A cruise ship arrived at the Port of Vancouver with a dead whale lodged in its bow.

4 Suspects Detained in Mexico in U.S. Border Agent's Death

Mexican police announced the arrests Saturday of four men suspected of involvement in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent as American investigators searched hospitals for gunmen who were possibly wounded.

U.S. Eyes Private Guards for Afghan Bases

Military officials reportedly considering private contractor to provide around-the-clock security at Afghan bases

Harvard Prof: It's Time to 'Move on' From My Arrest

Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he's ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer, hoping to use the encounter to improve fairness in the criminal justice system and saying "in the end, this is not about me at all."

Pakistan Journalists Targets of Taliban Insurgency

As Pakistan tries to stave off a Taliban insurgency, journalists have been threatened, attacked and killed, and even their relatives have faced harm.

Judge Sets $10 Million Bail for Seattle Stabbing Suspect

A judge Saturday set bail at $10 million for a man accused of breaking into a south Seattle home and stabbing two women, one fatally.

New Ion Drive Could Get Us to Mars Quickly

Magnet-driven ion engine, coupled with nuclear reactor, could put Red Planet within reach of humans.

Old Ohio Church Converted to Religious-Themed Gym

A developer has found new life for an old church in northeast Ohio by redesigning it as a workout center.