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Nun Becomes Best-Selling Author With Cookbook

Emerging from the quiet of her convent, Sister Anastazja Pustelnik was confronted by a jarring image — her smiling face on posters plastered around town to hawk the cookbooks that have made the 59-year-old nun one of Poland's best-selling autho

Fugitive From FBI's Ten Most Wanted List Caught in Mexico

Authorities say a fugitive from the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list suspected of spraying automatic weapons fire at two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies nearly nine years ago is in custody in Mexico.

Teen Tricks Airline Execs Into Thinking He's a Tycoon

A British teen from Yorkshire succeeded in persuading British aviation executives that he was a tycoon about to launch his own airline.

Chinese Official Says Police Killed 12 During July 5 Riot

A senior Chinese official says police killed 12 people during a July 5 riot in the western city of Urumqi, in a rare acknowledgment by the government that security forces opened fire.

Huge Tortoise Escapes Circus, Found Two Miles Away

A massive tortoise who left the circus and took his show on the road for six days has been found and is expected to be back with his circus family soon.

Walter Cronkite's Final Resting Place Will Be Missouri

Walter Cronkite's final resting place will be next to his late wife in Missouri, where the two first met, his chief of staff said Saturday.

Human, Mechanical Errors Possible in S.F. Train Crash

Authorities are investigating mechanical and human errors as possible causes of a collision between two San Francisco light-rail trains that has left several dozen people injured.

Idaho Town Prays for Release of Captured Soldier

The Taliban has released a video of an American soldier who went missing from his base in eastern Afghanistan June 30 and was later confirmed captured.