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Al-Qaida double-agent killed CIA officers

The suicide bombing on a CIA base in Afghanistan last week was carried out by a Jordanian doctor who was an al-Qaida double-agent, Western intelligence officials told NBC News.

Jets' top tackler has ankle sprain, in doubt for playoffs

New York Jets linebacker David Harris has a sprained ankle and his availability for the team's wild-card playoff game at Cincinnati on Saturday is uncertain.

Boise State edges TCU in Fiesta Bowl to finish undefeated

Boise State completes perfect season with Fiesta Bowl win over TCU.

Freed Guantánamo inmates are heading for Yemen to join al-Qaeda fight

UNDATED - At least a dozen former Guantánamo Bay inmates have rejoined al-Qaeda to fight in Yemen, The Times has learnt, amid growing concern over the ability of the country’s Government to accept almost 100 more fo

Giants fire D-coordinator after woeful end to year

New York Giants defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan has been fired.

New mammogram guideline released, fuels confusion

UNDATED - Breast cancer screening just got more confusing today, as two medical organizations announced annual mammograms should begin at age 40, and earlier for high-risk women.

Arenas says gun stunt was a 'joke'

Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas says he took unloaded guns from his locker in a "misguided effort to play a joke" on a teammate.

Giants owner rips team, but won't fire coach or GM

New York Giants co-owner John Mara on Monday ripped his team after it ended its season with a second straight embarrassing loss.

Presidential appointee, transgender aide starts Tuesday

WASHINGTON - One of the executive branch's first transgender appointees will start working in the Commerce Department on Tuesday.