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Kentucky Man Charged in 1980 Slaying of Wisconsin Couple

Prosecutors have charged a Kentucky man with killing two high school sweethearts who disappeared from a Wisconsin wedding reception nearly 30 years ago.

Gates Sends Flowers to Woman Who Called 911

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. has sent flowers and a note to the woman who unwittingly sparked a national debate on race by calling police to report what she thought might be a break-in at Gates' home.

Google's Omniscience Causes Some Concern

Google’s CEO once said the company wants to know more about you than you know about you. It looks like the search engine giant may not be far from reaching that goal.

Police Arrest 4 Men in California Gun Ring Bust

Four people were arrested and charged Friday for their roles in a suspected gun ring that sold assault rifles and other high-powered weapons, with one man claiming he is a member of a notorious Mexican drug cartel, authorities said.

Mammals, Birds and Fish are Evolution's 'Winners'

Mammals, birds and fish are among evolution’s "winners," while crocodiles and other reptiles have ended up on the losing end, a new study suggests.

Dodd Confident He'll Beat Cancer

Connecticut senator will have surgery during August recess, will still seek a sixth term next year | VIDEO• 5 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Prostate Cancer

Police: Missing Idaho Boy's Disappearance 'Suspicious'

Police investigating the disappearance of an Idaho boy missing for a week said Friday they are afraid the child may have been the victim of a tragedy.

House OKs $$ for 'Clunkers'

Legislation pouring $2 billion into financially strapped car purchase program still has to pass Senate | VIDEO

Report: Dodd Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

The Connecticut Democrats is scheduled to have surgery during the Senate's August recess, the Hartford Courant reported Friday.

Cold Feet? Calif. Newlywed, 81, Mysteriously Vanishes

An 81-year-old California newlywed mysteriously vanished after marrying his childhood sweetheart 59 years after he proposed — and investigators are wondering whether they have a case of cold feet on their hands.