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Rising Casualties in Afghanistan Raises Doubts on War

Europeans and Canadians are growing weary of the war — or at least their involvement in combat operations — even as President Obama is shifting military resources to Afghanistan away from Iraq.

Maine Court Upholds IBM Heir's Adoption of Lesbian Lover

Maine's highest court gave a legal victory Thursday to a woman who stands to stake a claim to a share of one of America's premier business fortunes thanks to her adoption by her lesbian partner.

Girl, 8, Allegedly Lured With Chewing Gum in Sex Assault

Phoenix police responding to a report of hysterical screams say they found an 8-year-old girl partially clothed in a shed and four young boys running away.

Michael Jackson's Doctor Target of Manslaughter Probe

A lawyer for Jackson's doctor says police were searching the clinic for evidence of manslaughter

Bin Laden's Son Latest Operative Killed in Drone Attack

A list of the 10 operatives killed in the past year.

Drive-By Shooting at Texas University Rally Injures 8

Houston police on Thursday increased to eight the injury toll from a drive-by shooting at a community rally on the Texas Southern University campus.

Obama: What's the Big Deal?

President says he's surprised by controversy after comment cops acted 'stupidly' in Harvard prof's arrest

Family Wants Custody of Kids Found Starved in Hotel

The aunt of three emaciated children forced to spend day and night in a hotel bathroom in Texas for at least nine months said Thursday that she and their grandmother want custody of the youngsters, who were placed in foster care together.

Reform Delay? That's 'OK'

President brushes off the news that Congress is putting the brakes on his health care reform push

White Sox's Buehrle Pitches 1st Perfect Game in 5 Years

Mark Buehrle pitched the first perfect game in the major leagues in five years, leading the Chicago White Sox over the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 on Thursday.