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NASA Set to Try 6th Launch Attempt of Shuttle

Endeavour is poised to take off for the international space station early Wednesday evening, along with seven astronauts.

Tsunami Warning in Australia After 7.8 Mag Quake

Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says a potentially destructive tsunami has been generated after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck off New Zealand's west coast.

Murder of Florida Couple Puts Spotlight on Sheriff

The public face of the investigation into the murder of a wealthy Florida couple presciently told a newspaper while campaigning for sheriff a year ago that this county of 300,000 "isn't Mayberry anymore."

Plane Crashes in Iran, All 168 On Board Killed

An Iranian passenger plane crashed Wednesday in northwest Iran, killing all 168 people on board, state media reported.

$1 Trillion — Or, More?

Congressional Budget Office warns House Dem's version of health care overhaul will create cost explosion that could hit taxpayers five years in

Al Qaeda No. 2: U.S. a Grave Threat to Pakistan

Al Qaeda's No. 2 leader warned the Pakistani people in a new audio message that the U.S. interference in their country's affairs poses a grave danger to Pakistan's future and very existence.

N. Korea's Kim Jong Il Appears OK in New Photos

North Korea released new photographs of Kim Jong Il touring a factory following reports earlier this week that the 67-year-old leader has pancreatic cancer and fewer than five years to live.

American League All-Star Streak Extends With 4-3 Win

Carl Crawford's glove and a dominant bullpen helped save the AL's streak.