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Maine Spectators Swept to Sea by Wave Are Rescued

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Shane Coxon says a man, a woman and a 7-year-old girl were pulled from the water Sunday at Thunder Hole in Acadia National Park.

Iraqi Terror Suspect: Passing Checkpoints Cost $10G

Attackers paid $10,000 to get a bomb-laden truck past checkpoints and next to the Iraqi Finance Ministry in last week's attacks, one of the suspected masterminds said in a televised confession.

Report: British PM Briefed on Bomber Release Weeks Ago

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown reportedly discussed details on conditions for the release of convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi with Libyan leader Colonel Muammar al-Qaddafi nearly six weeks ago.

Officials: Fraud Filings Could Sway Afghan Election

Election observers have said the voting process was mostly credible, but are cataloging instances of fraud and violence.

Ex-Spy Tells of Bond-Style Escape After 'Torture' Threat

A former French spy has told how, after being accused of a multimillion-dollar fraud in Dubai, he disguised himself as an Arab woman and fled to international waters in a rubber dingy.

Thousands Flee as Massive Wildfire Nears Athens

The fires near the capital raged for a third day, blackening thousands of hectares of rugged land covered by pine forest or thick bushes

Envoys Convey Message From Kim Jong Il to S. Korea

President Lee Myung-bak and three North Korean officials discussed inter-Korean cooperation during the half-hour meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul

Report: Italy Premier Urged to Get Sex Addiction Treatment

Members of Silvio BerlusconiĀ’s entourage are urging the prime minister to seek treatment in a clinic for sex addiction.

Iraqi Official: Baghdad Bombings a Possible Inside Job

Iraq's foreign minister said Saturday that those who carried out bombings that targeted government buildings in the Iraqi capital received help to pull off the attacks, possibly from Iraqi security forces.