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South Africa Launches AIDS Vaccine Trial

South Africa launched clinical trials of the first AIDS vaccine created by a developing country Monday, as its own scientists overcame deep skepticism from political leaders who had shocked the world with their unscientific pronouncements about it.

Mass. to Search for Lost Revolutionary War Ship

Somewhere along an industrial stretch of river pocked with rotting piers and towering salt piles north of Boston lies the answer to one of the great riddles of the Revolutionary war.

Health Care Costs Worry Governors

Republican and Democratic governors criticize health bill, saying it could become another unfunded mandate

'Angela's Ashes' Author Frank McCourt Dies at 78

He was best known for the million-selling "Angela's Ashes," a memoir about his childhood. The memoir was published in 1996 and won a Pulitzer Prize.

HondurasTalks End Without Compromise

Talks on resolving end Honduras' leadership crisis have ended after negotiators failed to compromise on ousted President Manuel Zelaya's return to power.

Madagascar Police Say 3 Dead in Overnight Attacks

Three people were killed in overnight violence in the capital, Madagascar police said Sunday, blaming politicians linked to a government ousted by the military.

A Work in Progress?

Officials defend Obama's broad health care proposals, urge a skeptical public not to judge before finished

Governors Wary of Second Stimulus

Most attending National Governors Association meeting are not rallying behind calls for another stimulus

Gays, Mormons Clash at Second 'Kiss-In' at Mormon Plaza

A gay couple say they were detained by security guards on a plaza owned by the Mormon church and later cited by police, claiming it stemmed from a kiss on the cheek.