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Letterman's Wife Demanded Public Apology

Letterman addressed his wife directly during the taping of this Monday's "Late Show," saying she had been "horribly hurt by my behavior" and stated that his affairs "are in the past"

China's Gender Gap to Leave 30 Million Men Without Wives

Because of China's one child policy to control its ever expanding population — now numbering 1.3 billion people — there has been a lopsided explosion of young boys. It's a cavernous gender gap that is unprecedented worldwide.

'Reform' Is Just a Word at the U.N., Its Investigation Shows

A lengthy study this year by U.N. investigators of a five-year effort to streamline and coordinate the performance of a $778 million U.N. bureaucracy concludes that the reform effort has been a near-total failure.

Boy's Fight Against Brain Cancer Inspires Comic Book

Dominic Osorio doesn't know he has cancer. Instead, he believes he is fighting a megazoid as a superhero.

Report: Nearly 1 in 4 People Worldwide Is Muslim

The global Muslim population stands at 1.57 billion, meaning that nearly 1 in 4 people in the world practice Islam, according to a report Wednesday billed as the most comprehensive of its kind.

Three Major Earthquakes Cause Tsunami in Pacific

There were no immediate reports of damage, and all tsunami warnings and watches for the Pacific were canceled two hours after they were first issued

Sea Lions and Locals in San Francisco Turf War

After an especially strong breeding season, sea lions in San Francisco are not only thriving, they are crowding into commercial fishing harbors, and sparking a turf war at public beaches.

Wary Americans Told: H1N1 Vaccination Is Safe, Get It

Stop fretting and get an H1N1 vaccination, government officials say, because the consequences of getting the flu could be far worse.

Pirates Mistake French Military Ship for Commercial Boat

Somali pirates in two skiffs fired on a French navy vessel early Wednesday after apparently mistaking it for a commercial boat, the French military said.