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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.

Charges Expected for Jacko's Doctor, but Which Ones?

The recent searches of Michael Jackson's personal physician's home and offices indicate that investigators have gathered significant evidence against him and that manslaughter charges may soon be filed, experts say.

Bad Employer Bailout?

Health care reform legislation could provide loophole for undocumented workers to get coverage• ObamaCare Takes Hit in Poll

Report: Ortiz, Ramirez Tested Positive for PEDs in 2003

David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez were among the more than 100 Major League Baseball players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs in 2003, The New York Times reported.

Afghan Headmaster Risks His Life to Give Girls an Education

Aziz Royesh opens the doors to Marefat High School every morning with one eye gazing toward his country¬ís future — and the other looking warily over his shoulder. All because his school provides an education to girls, as well as boys.