Pakistan Clears Way for Sharif to Run for Office

Pakistan's top court acquitted opposition leader Nawaz Sharif on Friday of hijacking charges stemming from the 1999 coup against his government, clearing the last obstacle to his running for office.

Ahmadinejad Appoints New Iran Nuclear Chief

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has appointed a new chief for the country's nuclear program, following the abrupt resignation of its veteran head, the official IRNA news agency reported Friday.

3 Coalition Soldiers Killed in Southern Iraq

Three soldiers were killed in an attack on a coalition forces base in the former Shiite militia stronghold of Basra, the U.S. military said Friday.

Starbucks Wipes Name From Seattle Location

Starbucks Corp. said Thursday it is wiping its name from one of its Seattle-area stores and adding alcohol to the menu.

Spend... or Go Bankrupt?

Biden defends stimulus, suggesting that without massive federal spending the country would go bankrupt

Police Say 10 Climbers Die on Two Mountains in Japan

He could not provide further details, including the cause of their deaths. Reports said the weather was bad at the time they were climbing.

8 Americans Hurt in Deadly Jakarta Luxury Hotel Blasts

At least eight Americans were wounded in a pair of homicide attacks on luxury hotels in the Indonesian capital, a U.S. official said Friday.

Police Say N.J. Burglar Returned to Home to Say Sorry

Police in central New Jersey say they arrested a man on burglary charges after he returned to the victim's house to apologize.

Sen. Boxer Gets an Earful on Race

Black Chamber of Commerce exec accuses senator of racially condescending to him at committee hearing