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Vonn skis off course in slalom, third DNF of Olympics

Lindsey Vonn's Olympics is over after she skied out of the women's slalom, her last Alpine event in Vancouver.

Top US Marine rejects Obama plan to repeal gay ban

The head of the US Marines said on Thursday he opposed ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President Barack Obama over the issue.

Shanahan says RB Portis will stay with Redskins

Dispelling speculation that the running back may get released, new  Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Friday that Portis will return to the team this season.

Childress: No decision but no worries over Favre

Four weeks removed from a playoff loss, the Vikings and Brett Favre are now engaged in another contest: the waiting game.

23,000 now expected to lose jobs after shuttle retirement

VIERA — The local economic forecast tied to President Barack Obama's proposed NASA budget keeps growing bleaker.

Petra sets record, sells diamond for $35 million

LONDON – Petra Diamonds sold a 507-carat diamond for $35.3 million on Friday, breaking a record as the highest price ever paid for a rough diamond.

Teammate says Ohno will retire after Vancouver Games end

VANCOUVER - Apolo Anton Ohno has kept information on his post-Vancouver future closer to his chest than any of his Winter Olympic medals, but finally it appears his golden career is about to end.