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Mischa Barton Hospitalized in Involuntary Psychiatric Hold

Mischa Barton — the formerly willowy star of "The O.C." — was taken away by police and hospitalized under California's involuntary psychiatric-hold law just hours before she was due to fly to New York for the premiere of her movie, 'Homecoming.'

Islamic Supremacist Group Holds First U.S. Conference

A group committed to establishing an international Islamic empire with reported links to Al Qaeda is stepping up its Western recruitment efforts by holding its first official conference in the U.S.

Top Iran Cleric Blasts Hard-Liners Over Elections

One of Iran's top clerics criticized hard-liners at the main Islamic prayers Friday, saying the clerical leadership must clear up doubts over the disputed presidential election and should release opposition supporters arrested in postelection crackdo

Health Care Fight Heats Up

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Pope Benedict XVI Leaves Hospital After Breaking Wrist

Pope Benedict XVI emerged smiling from the hospital Friday after undergoing surgery for a broken wrist due to a fall at his Alpine vacation chalet. Doctors said his right arm would be in a cast for a month.

'Child Bride' Says Sex With Pastor Began at Age 9

A 9-year-old girl was considered too young to answer the office phone at evangelist Tony Alamo's compound, but old enough for frequent sex with the ministry leader, she alleged at his federal trial on child-sex charges.

Fla. Couple to Be Laid to Rest as Probe Continues

A wealthy Florida Panhandle couple killed in their home during a precisely executed break-in were being laid to rest Friday as investigators said they still have more people they want to talk to about the crime.

Pakistan Clears Way for Sharif to Run for Office

Pakistan's top court acquitted opposition leader Nawaz Sharif on Friday of hijacking charges stemming from the 1999 coup against his government, clearing the last obstacle to his running for office.

Ahmadinejad Appoints New Iran Nuclear Chief

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has appointed a new chief for the country's nuclear program, following the abrupt resignation of its veteran head, the official IRNA news agency reported Friday.