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One in 5 ex-Guantanamo detainees joining militants

WASHINGTON – A classified Pentagon assessment shows one in five detainees released from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay has joined or is suspected of joining militant groups like al Qaeda, U.S.

Welker will not return for Pats in postseason

Wes Welker's season is officially over now that he's been placed on injured reserve.

Pelosi takes swipe at President Obama's campaign promises

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, piqued with White House pressure to accept the Senate health reform bill, threw a rare rhetorical elbow Tuesday at President Barack Obama, questioning his commitment to his 2

Arenas suspended indefinitely after gun incident

Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has been suspended indefinitely by the NBA.

Police won't charge fiancee in Henry's death

Police will not file charges against the fiancee of late Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chris Henry in connection with his death last month.

Shanahan 'honored' to be 'Skins coach, will make $7M a year

Mike Shanahan says he's "excited and honored" to take the reins of the Washington Redskins.

Obama promised televised C-SPAN health care discussion during campaign

President Obama vows to have health care discussion covered by C-SPAN.

Phantom zip codes also found in Virginia

VIRGINIA - As much as $9.5 million in federal stimulus dollars went to 14 zip codes in Virginia that don’t exist or are in other states, Old Dominion Watchdog (

Jets hopeful leading tackler can play vs. Bengals

Rex Ryan is optimistic New York Jets linebacker David Harris will play in the team's playoff game at Cincinnati despite Harris missing a second straight day of practice Wednesday with a sprained right ankle.


PESHAWAR, Pakistan — American missiles, presumably fired by remotely piloted drones, struck twice Wednesday in North Waziristan, the tribal region that is a stronghold of Qaeda and Taliban militants.