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Pakistani Jets Bomb Taliban Hideouts After Siege

Pakistani fighter jets bombed suspected militant hide-outs Monday in a tribal region where the military had previously declared victory over the Taliban, killing 13 alleged extremists

Attacks Demonstrate Taliban Resurgence in Pakistan

A week of terror strikes across Pakistan, capped by a stunning assault on army headquarters, show the Taliban have rebounded and appear determined to shake the nation's resolve as the military plans for an offensive against the group's stronghold.

Census Workers Request Team Visits After Death

The manager of a part-time census taker who died under mysterious circumstances in southeastern Kentucky says other workers are requesting to visit houses in teams rather than alone.

Is Columbus Day Sailing Off the Calendar?

The tradition of honoring Christopher Columbus for sailing the ocean blue in 1492 is facing rougher seas than the Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria.

Victim in 'Top Shape' Before Sweat Lodge Death

A 38-year-old New York woman who died after sitting in a sauna-like sweat lodge during a spiritual cleansing ceremony in an Arizona resort was an avid surfer and hiker who was "in top shape," took self-improvement seriously and had a passion for art,

CDC Official Downplays H1N1 Vaccine Risks

A top U.S. health official says the risks from not getting the H1N1 vaccine are greater than any potential risks associated with the vaccine.

Did Weapons Fail U.S. Troops During Afghanistan Assault?

In the chaos of an early morning assault on a remote U.S. outpost in eastern Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Erich Phillips' M4 carbine quit firing as militant forces surrounded the base.

Pakistan Commando Raid Frees 42 Hostages Held by Militants

Pakistani commandos freed dozens of hostages held by militants at the army's own headquarters Sunday, ending a bloody, 22-hour drama that embarrassed the nation's military as it plans a new offensive against Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

NYC Terror Suspect's Friend: Muslims Are 'So, So Nervous'

A friend of accused New York City terror plot suspect Najibullah Zazi and others urged authorities Saturday to stop targeting the Muslim community in their probe of the alleged Al Qaeda-linked bomb plan.