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Space Sights, Smells Shock Rookie Discovery Astronauts

For rookie astronauts flying aboard the International Space Station, the food is good, the rocket thrusters are loud and there's an odd tang in the air — apparently from outer space.

Missing Illinois Boy Found Hidden Behind Wall

Authorities say a boy allegedly abducted in a custody dispute two years ago has been found alive, hidden behind a wall at his grandmother's southern Illinois home.

Wrongly Convicted in Texas Paid $80G Per Year in Jail

People wrongly convicted for crimes in Texas will be paid $80,000 for each year they spent in prison.

Report Shows Investigators Botched Madoff Probes

Madoff tried by turns to bully and impress the federal examiners who looked into his business, but the investigators managed by themselves to botch the probes and enable his multibillion-dollar fraud to continue for nearly two decades, a new report s

U.K. Official Says Oil Was 'Big Part' of Lockerbie Talks

Trade and oil considerations played a big part in the decision to include the Lockerbie bomber in a prisoner transfer agreement between Britain and Libya, a senior British official said in an interview published Saturday.

Police Charge Family Member in Ga. Mobile Home Murders

A man who told authorities "My whole family's dead!" in a frantic 911 call was charged Friday with killing the eight people attacked in his family's mobile home in coastal Georgia.

A Bill of His Own?

In latest twist of the health care debate, the White House is now considering drafting its own health reform bill

Dems Eye Reform 'Trigger'

Lawmakers may offer 'trigger' in which government health care option would not be implemented unless insurance companies fail to meet certain benchmarks

Louisiana hospitals in the "red zone"

The economy may have an effect on some services at nearby hospitals. The Louisiana Hospital Association released a report earlier this week that says most of Louisiana hospitals are in the red.

90 Die in NATO Strike on Hijacked Fuel Tankers

A NATO jet blasted two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, setting off a huge fireball Friday that killed up to 90 people, Afghan officials said.