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Vietnam Veteran Keeps Vow, Eats 40-Year-Old Cake

Henry Moak got the drab olive can of cake as a Marine helicopter pilot off the Vietnamese coast in 1973. He vowed to hang on to it until the day he retired

Iranian Activists Search for Ways to Access the Web

Authorities appear to be intensifying their campaign to block Web sites and chase down the opposition online, and the activists search for new ways to elude them.

Officials: 40 Percent of Americans Could Get Swine Flu

In a disturbing new projection, health officials say up to 40 percent of Americans could get swine flu this year and next and several hundred thousand could die without a successful vaccine campaign and other measures.

2nd Gitmo Detainee May Face U.S. Trial

Obama signals he intends to try inmate in U.S. criminal court for allegedly throwing grenade at American troops

Christian Drifter Linked to Beach Killings of 2 Couples

Two couples fatally shot more than 30 years apart while camping in different countries may have been victims of the same man: a drifter who authorities say was part of a Christian commune and disapproved of relationships between unmarried couples.

Ousted Honduran Leader Arrives at Border, Steps Over

Ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya arrived at the land border of Nicaragua and Honduras Friday in an attempt to retake power after he was overthrown in a military coup.

Palin Investigator Tied to Dems

Investigator in Palin ethics probe has contributed $3,500 in recent years to Democratic causes

Manhunt Under Way for Suspects in Border Agent Killing

Federal investigators are combing hospitals along the U.S.-Mexico border for at least two suspects who may have been injured in gunfire that killed a Border Patrol agent in Southern California.

'Gunman' at University of South Florida Never Found

A man who called University of South Florida police and said he had a gun never was found after a broad sweep of the campus, which was placed on lockdown during the scare.

Astronauts Install Fresh Batteries in Long Spacewalk

Two astronauts made an extra-long spacewalk Friday to make up for lost time after a spacesuit glitch waylaid efforts to replace old space station batteries earlier this week.