EPA Says 600 Neighborhoods Have Toxic Air

Millions living in nearly 600 neighborhoods across the U.S. are breathing concentrations of toxic air pollutants that put them at a much greater risk of contracting cancer, according to new EPA data.

Iran Opposition Leader's Wife: Let Protesters Go

The wife of Iranian opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi has called for the immediate release of detained protesters.

Obama: 'Absolutely' Will Get Health Reform Passed in 2009

Set to embark on ABC health-care tour, president argues U.S. will be 'worse off' without dramatic overhaul

Suspected U.S. Missile Strike Kills 55 in Pakistan

The head of Pakistan's Taliban attended a funeral shortly before a suspected U.S. missile strike that killed about 55 people, two intelligence officials said Wednesday, but a top Taliban aide denied that the leader had a close call.

Iran Candidate Withdraws Vote Fraud Complaint

A conservative candidate in Iran's disputed presidential election said Wednesday that he was withdrawing his complaints about voting fraud for the sake of the country, state television reported.

Boston Globe, Union Reach Tentative Deal

The Globe and the Boston Newspaper Guild issued e-mail statements late Tuesday announcing the deal. Guild members are set to vote on the agreement July 20.

700 NYC Teachers Are Paid to Do Nothing

Hundreds of New York City public school teachers accused of offenses ranging from insubordination to sexual misconduct are being paid their full salaries to sit around all day playing Scrabble, surfing the Internet or just staring at the wall.

Apple's Jobs Has 'Excellent Prognosis' After Transplant

Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs has an "excellent prognosis" after receiving a liver transplant at a Tennessee hospital, a doctor confirmed Tuesday.

Mousavi Expected to Attend Protest Outside Parliament

Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi is expected to attend at a rally Wednesday amid an intensifying government crackdown on protesters