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U.N.: 1,100 Dead in Indonesia Earthquake

Rescue workers pulled victims, some screaming in pain, from the heavy rubble of buildings felled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 777 people.

Jessica Lunsford's Killer Dies of Natural Causes

John Evander Couey, a convicted sex offender awaiting execution for kidnapping, raping and burying 9-year-old Jessica Lunsford alive in 2005, died of natural causes.

Empire State Goes Red for Communist China, Sparking Protest

Many are seeing red over the decision to turn New York City's highest beacon —and one of America's symbols for free enterprise — into a shining monument honoring communist China's revolution Wednesday night.

Hamas Leader: Palestinian Prisoner Release Being Negotiated

Mahmoud Zahar, the senior Hamas leader in Gaza, said Wednesday that the release of a tape showing that Gilad Shalit was alive was the first stage of a broader deal now being negotiated with Israel on the release of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

Up to 200 Dead in Indonesia Earthquake

A powerful earthquake rocked western Indonesia Wednesday, trapping thousands under collapsed buildings — including two hospitals — and triggering landslides.

FBI: Bloody Silhouette of Child Found in Anthony's Car

An FBI forensics lab identified a blood stain outline of a child in the fetal position in the trunk liner of accused child killer Casey Anthony’s truck, according to newly released documents.

Wreckage May Be Military Jet Missing for 54 Years

Military officials are investigating a historian's report that the wreckage of an Air Force jet lost at sea 54 years ago has been found off the Southern California coast.

ACORN May Face Trial for First Time for Alleged Voter Fraud

ACORN itself is now on trial for the first time as a criminal defendant in an American courtroom as Nevada prosecutors allege the group illegally paid workers to sign up voters as part of an alleged quota system.