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'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.

Contador Wins 15th Stage of Tour; Armstrong in Second

Lance Armstrong all but conceded Sunday that he cannot beat teammate Alberto Contador at the Tour de France, after the Spanish star blew away the pack and seized the yellow jersey as the race entered the Alps.

Deficits, Taxes May DoomHealth Care Reforms

Obama budget chief says bill won't be $240B in the hole if House adds reductions in docs' Medicare payments