4 Palestinian Fighters Killed on Gaza Border

Israeli troops killed four Palestinian gunmen early Monday in a flare-up of violence along the tense frontier between Israel and Hamas-controlled Gaza, a Palestinian official said.

Stephen Colbert Shaves Head for U.S. Troops in Iraq

It's official. U.S. mock pundit Stephen Colbert has declared victory in the war in Iraq. But the top U.S. commander in the country says not so fast.

Bomb Hits Minibus in Baghdad Shiite Area, 9 Killed

A bomb tore through a minibus during morning rush hour Monday in a mainly Shiite area in Baghdad, killing at least nine people and wounding 24.

N. Korea Sentences 2 U.S. Reporters to 12 Years in Prison

North Korea's top court convicted two American journalists and sentenced them to 12 years in labor prison Monday, intensifying the reclusive nation's confrontation with the United States.

U.S. Considers Intercepting North Korean Shipments

Obama administration working with allies to develop ways to cut off shipments that may be carrying nukes or arms• North Korea Bans Ships From Coastal Waters

Pa. Trooper and Suspect Dead After Chase, Shootout

A man who kidnapped his 9-year-old son in northeastern Pennsylvania led police on a 40-mile chase that ended in an exchange of gunfire that killed him and a state trooper, state police said Monday. Another trooper was wounded and hospitalized.

Kennedy Key to Obama Health Plan?

If the long-time senator's health keeps him on sidelines, health care reform could take more centrist approach

Nun Killed When Hit by Car Outside Church in Missouri

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports on its Web site Sunday that one of the nuns died after the crash Friday night outside the Assumption Catholic Church in O'Fallon. The other nun was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.