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$9T in the Hole (give or take a few trillion)

White House projects 10-year cumulative budget deficit at more than $9 trillion, but Congressional Budget Office pegs it at $7 trillion — either way, it's big | VIDEO

Mayor of New Jersey Town Vows to Fight Qaddafi Visit

The mayor of a New Jersey town where Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi plans to stay when he addresses the U.N. General Assembly next month says the 'terrorist' should reconsider.

S. Korea Launches Its First Rocket, Satellite Fails

South Korea's first rocket blasted off into space Tuesday following an aborted attempt last week and just months after its rival North Korea drew international ire for its own launch.

Walmart Near Civil War Battlefield Wins OK

Officials in central Virginia approved a Walmart Supercenter early Tuesday near one of the nation's most important Civil War battlefields, a proposal that had stirred opposition by preservationists and hundreds of historians.

Source: Michael Jackson's Death Ruled a Homicide

A search warrant shows Michael Jackson had lethal levels of propofol in his system when he died, the Associated Press reported.

Full Immunity to H1N1 Virus Won't Happen Until Thanksgiving

The first batch of H1N1 vaccine is on schedule to arrive in the U.S. in mid-October, but the majority of Americans will not be fully immunized against the disease until Thanksgiving, Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Monday.

H1N1 Could Kill as Many as 30,000 to 90,000 in U.S.

Deaths would be concentrated among children and young adults, according to the report. In contrast, the typical seasonal flu kills between 30,000 and 40,000 annually — mainly among people over 65.

Oklahoma Pastor Found Dead Inside Her Church

Authorities have few leads in the killing of a pastor who was found inside her Pentecostal church in southwest Oklahoma.

Scottish Gov't Reamed by Lawmakers for Lockerbie Release

Scotland's government faces a fight for its survival as the furor over its decision to free the Lockerbie bomber escalated last night.