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Ex-NFL Player Burress Accepts Two Years in Weapons Case

Former New York Giant Plaxico Burress pleaded guilty Thursday to a weapons charge and agreed to a two-year prison term for accidentally shooting himself at a Manhattan nightclub.

Lockerbie Bomber Freed on Compassionate Grounds

Scotland freed the terminally ill Lockerbie bomber on compassionate grounds Thursday, letting him go home to Libya to die and rejecting American pleas to show no mercy to the man responsible for the 1988 attack that killed 270 people.

Reports: Lockerbie Bomber to Be Freed, Return to Libya

The only man ever convicted in the bombing of a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland, was due to learn Thursday whether he will be freed on compassionate grounds and allowed to return to Libya or die in a British prison.

Stakes High as Afghanistan Votes Amid Threats

Taliban threats appeared to dampen voter turnout in the militant south Thursday as Afghans chose the next president for their deeply troubled country.

Biden: I Know Bush, and He's No Obama

The vice president was joking about the former administration during a fundraising dinner Wednesday in Florida

Man Identified as Killer of Iranian Protester Neda Soltan

The man accused of killing Neda Soltan has been identified as Abbas Kargar Javid, a pro-government militiaman, after photographs of the Basiji’s ID cards appeared on the internet.

X-Rays Show Famous Painting Hidden Under Another

A new X-ray imaging technique has revealed colorful details of a painting hidden beneath another painting by famed American artist N.C. Wyeth, whose iconic work appeared in popular magazines like the Saturday Evening Post.

Michael Jackson's Doctor to Be Charged With Manslaughter

Michael Jackson's personal physician will be charged with manslaughter within the next two weeks, a law enforcement source told

'60 Minutes' Creator Don Hewitt Dead at 86

CBS News says Don Hewitt, the newsman who invented '60 Minutes' and produced the popular newsmagazine for 36 years, has died. He was 86.

Body in Suitcase ID'd as Missing Swimsuit Model

Police identified a body found stuffed in a suitcase and thrown in a trash can on Tuesday as a 28-year-old former swimsuit model, and they are searching for a suspect they say is likely headed to Canada.