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Lisa Murkowski, Mark Begich, Don Young Receive Suspicious Packages At Alaska Offices

AP   |  DAN JOLING   |   August 16, 2011

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Suspicious packages were received through the mail Monday by Alaska's three-member congressional delegation and at least two contained a white powder. The...
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Child Labor Rules Stalled At White House As Farm Accidents Continue

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Dave Jamieson   |   August 16, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Last week, two 17 year olds were critically injured in Oklahoma when they were pulled into a grain augur while on the job....

Bill Clinton 'Tickled' To See Rick Perry Enter Race For President (VIDEO)

  |   August 15, 2011

Former president Bill Clinton says that he's "tickled" to see Texas Governor Rick Perry enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The Lone Star...

Defense Industry Faces Profit Losses As Golden Decade Ends

AP   |  By JONATHAN FAHEY   |   August 15, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) -- The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down, Osama bin Laden is dead, and the federal government is deeply in...
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Joe Biden To Praise Debt Deal On China Trip

HuffingtonPost.com   |  Alex Becker   |   August 15, 2011

WASHINGTON-- The White House may have failed to get much of what it wanted out of this month's debt ceiling deal, but you wouldn't know...

Afghanistan: Fuel Tanker Depot Target Of Insurgents

AP   |  MIRWAIS KHAN   |   August 15, 2011

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Militants attacked a fuel tanker depot Monday outside the main international military base in southern Afghanistan, killing four people, officials said. The...

New Zealand Snowstorm Believed To Be Heaviest In 30 Years (VIDEO)

  |   August 16, 2011

New Zealanders were witnesses to what some forecasters are describing as a once-in-a-lifetime event Monday as the nation was hit with its heaviest snowstorm in...

Julie Schenecker, Florida Mom Accused Of Killing Her Children, Claims Insanity

AP   |   August 15, 2011

TAMPA, Fla. -- A Florida woman accused of killing her two teenage children at home will use an insanity defense. Her public defenders filed their...

Don Casper Killed: Renowned San Francisco Attorney And Republican Chair Dies In Hit-And-Run

  |  Robin Wilkey   |   August 15, 2011

On Sunday evening, prominent San Francisco Republican, attorney and vice president of the San Francisco Civil Service Commission Don Casper was killed in a hit-and-run...

Navy Submarine USS Memphis Hit By Exam Cheating Scandal

AP   |  By MICHAEL MELIA   |   August 15, 2011

HARTFORD, Conn. -- When the Navy discovered an exam-cheating ring aboard one of its submarines, it swiftly fired the commanding officer and kicked off 10...

Kelly Thomas Death Spurs 'Anonymous' Hackers To Action

The Huffington Post   |  Anna Almendrala   |   August 15, 2011

Self-proclaimed "Anonymous" hackers have just released a video threatening the Fullerton Police department with a site-wide shutdown if certain demands aren't met. Called "Operation Fullerton,"...

Rick Perry Touts Jobs Record Ahead Of 2012 (VIDEO)

AP/The Huffington Post   |   August 15, 2011

DES MOINES, Iowa — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that he has the best economic record and executive experience in government of any rival...

Ruth Madoff Divorce? Bernie Madoff's Wife Cuts Ties: Report

The Huffington Post   |  Ashley Reich   |   August 15, 2011

Ruth Madoff, who stood by her disgraced husband Bernie despite his $65 billion Ponzi scheme and 150-year prison sentence, is cutting ties to him now...

Karl Rove Warns GOP Presidential Candidates Against Moving Too Far To The Right (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Paige Lavender   |   August 15, 2011

Karl Rove is urging Republican candidates to consider the notion of electability while campaigning for the GOP presidential nomination ahead of 2012. The former Senior...

Ayman Al-Zawahri, Al Qaeda Chief, Urges Attacks On 'Criminal' U.S.

AP   |  By MAAMOUN YOUSSEF   |   August 15, 2011

CAIRO -- Al-Qaida's new leader called on his followers to continue to fight the United States despite the killing of Osama bin Laden, calling America...

Obama Bus Tour Takes President To Midwest To Talk Jobs, Economy (VIDEO)

AP   |  JIM KUHNHENN   |   August 15, 2011

DECORAH, Iowa — Hitting back against an emboldened GOP, President Barack Obama launched a rare direct attack Monday on the Republican presidential field, criticizing his...

Bisin, New 'Natural' Preservative, Could Extend Shelf Life Of Meat, Dairy For Years

  |   August 17, 2011

This summer's rash of E. coli outbreaks have not come at an opportune time for prevention. Mandatory future cuts in federal spending threaten to slash...

Somalia Famine: Food Aid Stolen

AP   |  KATHARINE HOURELD   |   August 15, 2011

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Sacks of grain, peanut butter snacks and other food staples meant for starving Somalis are being stolen and sold in markets, an...

Tropical Storm Gert Nears Bermuda

AP   |   August 17, 2011

By ELIZABETH ROBERTS, Associated Press HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) -- People in Bermuda hauled their boats onto beaches and shuttered their homes as Tropical Storm Gert...

Christian Von Boetticher, German Lawmaker, Admits To Relationship With Teen

AP   |   August 15, 2011

BERLIN (Associated Press) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's candidate for the governorship of a German state has withdrawn from the race after admitting he had a...

North Sea Spill: U.K. Says Hundreds Of Tons Of Oil May Have Leaked

AP   |  MEERA SELVA and BEN McCONVILLE   |   August 15, 2011

LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell estimated Monday that 54,600 gallons of oil have spilled into the North Sea from an oil rig off Scotland's eastern...

Did Butch Cassidy Survive?

AP   |  MEAD GRUVER   |   August 15, 2011

By MEAD GRUVER CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Associated Press) -- Did Butch Cassidy, the notorious Old West outlaw who most historians believe perished in a 1908 shootout...

Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann Avoid Each Other At Iowa Event Ahead Of 2012

AP/The Huffington Post   |   August 15, 2011

WATERLOO, Iowa — They're competing with each other and currently leading the pack of Republican presidential hopefuls, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Minnesota Rep....

David Schuler, Miss. Man, Buys 150 Pizzas From Mass. Restaurant

AP   |   August 15, 2011

STOUGHTON, Mass. (Associated Press) - A Mississippi man who grew up in Massachusetts goes to great lengths for a good pizza. About 1,400 miles to...

Ruth Madoff Leaves Husband Bernie To Reconnect With Son, Report Says

  |   August 15, 2011

Bernard Madoff's wife of 52 years has cut off correspondence with her incarcerated husband in an attempt to reconcile and reconnect with her son, The...

Bob McDonnell To Succeed Rick Perry As RGA Chairman

  |   August 15, 2011

The Republican Governors Association announced on Monday that Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell will replace Texas Governor Rick Perry as chairman of the organization. McDonnell has...

Group Shower Record Set In Bournemouth, England (PHOTOS)

  |   August 15, 2011

Men and women on Bournemouth beach In England came together for some good clean fun on Saturday to break the Guinness World Record for most...

Time Warner Cable Buys Insight For $3B In Cash

The Huffington Post/AP   |   August 17, 2011

NEW YORK — Time Warner Cable will buy Insight Communications Co. for $3 billion in cash as it bolsters its presence in the Midwest, the...

Libya War: Rebels Claim Most Successful Advance In Months

AP   |  By KARIN LAUB   |   August 15, 2011

ZINTAN, Libya -- Rebels in the western mountains of Libya spent weeks meticulously organizing in the town of Zintan for what has now become the...

Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian President, Visits Bosnia On Campaign For U.N. Recognition

AP   |   August 15, 2011

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is meeting leaders of Bosnia-Herzegovina, a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, as Palestinians plan to bring...

Oil Climbs Above $85 As Stock Markets Stabilize

AP   |  CHRIS KAHN   |   August 15, 2011

NEW YORK — Oil jumped to the highest level in more than a week on some positive news about the global economy. Oil was also...

'Golden Eye' Diamond To Be Auctioned In Ohio After Seized In Drug And Money-Laundering Investigation

AP   |  By LISA CORNWELL   |   August 13, 2011

CINCINNATI -- A large yellow diamond – known as the "Golden Eye" – seized in a federal drug and money-laundering investigation in northeast Ohio is...

Google To Acquire Motorola Mobility For $12.5 Billion (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post   |  Catharine Smith   |   August 15, 2011

This story has been updated. Google announced early Monday morning that it will acquire smartphone maker Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in cash. According to...

Iraq: Coordinated Bomb Blasts Leave 63 Dead (video)

AP   |  REBECCA SANTANA and HAMID AHMED   |   August 15, 2011

BAGHDAD — A relentless barrage of bombings killed 63 people Monday in the most sweeping and coordinated attack Iraq has seen in over a year,...

Hosni Mubarak, Former Egyptian President, Back On Trial

AP   |  By HAMZA HENDAWI   |   August 15, 2011

CAIRO -- The judge trying ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters who toppled his regime ordered a...
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