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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.

Jury to Deliberate in Dad's Faith-Healing Death Trial

A jury in central Wisconsin will begin deliberating Friday in the case of a father charged with homicide for allegedly praying instead of taking his dying daughter to a doctor.

Shuttle Aims for Morning Landing in Florida

Space shuttle Endeavour and its seven astronauts are aiming for a landing back in Florida.

Mexico Shuts Cancun Beach, Alleges Sand Was Stolen

Surprised tourists found their little piece of Cancun beach paradise ringed by crime-scene tape and gun-toting sailors on Thursday.

$$$ U.N. Strategy Shows Little Effect in Bangladesh

The U.N. unveiled a multimillion dollar strategy a dozen years ago to save children worldwide, but a new study has found the program had surprisingly little effect in Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries.

Texas Chemical Plant Fire Forces Massive Evacuation

Thousands of central Texas residents are being evacuated and the Texas A&M University campus is closed as a fire burns at a chemical plant that processes explosive ammonium nitrate.