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Firefighters Gain on Deadly L.A.-Area Blaze

As crews contained more than half of a deadly wildfire near Los Angeles, authorities found two more burned homes amid a trail of destruction that has already included dozens of scorched residences and the lives of two firefighters.

Report: Libya Paid for Lockerbie Bomber's Release

Medical evidence that led to the release of the Lockerbie bomber was reportedly paid for by the Libyan government, which encouraged doctors to say he only had three months to live.

U.S. Says N. Korea Nuclear Activity a 'Subject of Concern'

A U.S. special envoy said Sunday that Washington has just begun considering how to respond to North Korea's claim of moving closer to a second, easier way of making nuclear bombs.

Iran & Venezuela Vow to Stand Together Against U.S.

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez railed against the West on Saturday, pledging to deepen their ties and stand together against the United States and world powers the two perceive as imperialistic.

NATO General: Afghan Civilians Among Wounded at Bomb Site

Top NATO commander in Afghanistan said Saturday that local villagers were among those wounded at the site of an airstrike on hijacked fuel tankers, declaring his resolve to limit civilian casualties that threaten to undermine the war against the Tali

Space Sights, Smells Shock Rookie Discovery Astronauts

For rookie astronauts flying aboard the International Space Station, the food is good, the rocket thrusters are loud and there's an odd tang in the air — apparently from outer space.

Missing Illinois Boy Found Hidden Behind Wall

Authorities say a boy allegedly abducted in a custody dispute two years ago has been found alive, hidden behind a wall at his grandmother's southern Illinois home.

Wrongly Convicted in Texas Paid $80G Per Year in Jail

People wrongly convicted for crimes in Texas will be paid $80,000 for each year they spent in prison.

Report Shows Investigators Botched Madoff Probes

Madoff tried by turns to bully and impress the federal examiners who looked into his business, but the investigators managed by themselves to botch the probes and enable his multibillion-dollar fraud to continue for nearly two decades, a new report s

U.K. Official Says Oil Was 'Big Part' of Lockerbie Talks

Trade and oil considerations played a big part in the decision to include the Lockerbie bomber in a prisoner transfer agreement between Britain and Libya, a senior British official said in an interview published Saturday.