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France Kisses Goodbye to 'La Bise' Amid H1N1 Fears

It's a ubiquitous French tradition, as familiar as a baguette or an espresso at the neighborhood cafe. Now, "la bise," the cheek-to-cheek peck that the French use to say hello or goodbye, has come under pressure from a globalized threat: H1N1.

Ahmadinejad: Iran Will Not Negotiate Over Nuclear 'Rights'

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday Iran will neither halt uranium enrichment nor negotiate over its nuclear rights but is ready to sit and talk with world powers over 'global challenges.'

Qaddafi's Son Blasts Lockerbie Release Critics

Son of Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi branded British politicians questioning the release of the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing as "disgusting" and "immoral."

2-Year-Old Among 4 Dead in La. Murder-Suicide

A man shot his estranged wife, son and 2-year-old grandson to death and critically wounded his pregnant daughter-in-law at their rural Louisiana home, then killed himself as police tried to pull over his car 20 minutes later, authorities said.

Great White Shark Sightings Shut Down Beaches in Mass.

The sightings of several great white sharks have prompted a swimming ban for the rest of the Labor Day weekend at some oceanside beaches in Massachusetts.

Firefighters Gain on Deadly L.A.-Area Blaze

As crews contained more than half of a deadly wildfire near Los Angeles, authorities found two more burned homes amid a trail of destruction that has already included dozens of scorched residences and the lives of two firefighters.

Report: Libya Paid for Lockerbie Bomber's Release

Medical evidence that led to the release of the Lockerbie bomber was reportedly paid for by the Libyan government, which encouraged doctors to say he only had three months to live.

U.S. Says N. Korea Nuclear Activity a 'Subject of Concern'

A U.S. special envoy said Sunday that Washington has just begun considering how to respond to North Korea's claim of moving closer to a second, easier way of making nuclear bombs.

Iran & Venezuela Vow to Stand Together Against U.S.

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Venezuela's Hugo Chavez railed against the West on Saturday, pledging to deepen their ties and stand together against the United States and world powers the two perceive as imperialistic.

NATO General: Afghan Civilians Among Wounded at Bomb Site

Top NATO commander in Afghanistan said Saturday that local villagers were among those wounded at the site of an airstrike on hijacked fuel tankers, declaring his resolve to limit civilian casualties that threaten to undermine the war against the Tali