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Southwest Inspects Planes After Hole in Fuselage

Southwest Airlines Co. inspected about 200 planes overnight after a football-sized hole opened up in the passenger cabin of a jet in flight, forcing an emergency landing in West Virginia.

Sotomayor on Defense at Hearing

Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearing takes partisan turn as Republicans question her rulings, statements — and, Dems try to help her find answers

Zelaya Issues Ultimatum: 'Reinstate Me or Else'

Negotiations to end Honduras' political crisis are facing a new challenge after the ousted president vowed to act on his own if he is not returned to power in the next round of talks, possibly this weekend.

Medical Miracle? Girl's Failing Heart Heals Itself

British doctors designed a radical solution to save a girl with major heart problems in 1995: they implanted a donor heart directly onto her own failing heart.

23 Militants Killed in Clashes in NW Pakistan

A government official says 23 militants were killed in clashes with a pro-government tribal militia in northwest Pakistan.

Obama Wants Health Bill Now

Democratic officials say Obama told key lawmaker he wants a bill in Senate Finance Committee by week's end

Defense Bill Not Gonna Fly?

Obama threatens to veto his defense spending bill after senators make addition to buy F-22 fighter jets | VIDEO

Michael Jackson Toxicology Reports Expected Soon

A Los Angeles coroner's official says toxicology reports that may determine the cause of Michael Jackson's death could be completed this week.