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After Amber Alert, Cops Charge Girl With Kidnap Hoax

The sheriff says more people could be charged in the hoax, which led to an Ambert Alert

Gates on a Roll, But for How Long?

Defense chief may have scored big legislative wins, but further military cuts remain a huge challenge• Contractor Seeks 'Cyber Warriors' to Defend U.S.

Zelaya Returns to Honduran Border, Sets Up Camp

President Manuel Zelaya returned to the Honduran border on Saturday and announced he would set up camp there, despite foreign leaders urging him not to force a confrontation with the government in power.

Study Cited — and Ridiculed

White House report says small companies pay far more for health care; GOP calls it propaganda

Dad on Trial in 11-Year-Old Girl's Faith-Healing Death

A Wisconsin man accused of killing his daughter by praying instead of seeking lifesaving medical help considered her illness 'a test of his faith,' a prosecutor told jurors Saturday.

Prostitute in Berlusconi Scandal Threatens to Sue Italy's Fo

The prostitute at the center of the Silvio Berlusconi sex tape scandal underscored the topsy-turvy nature of Italian politics yesterday when she threatened to sue the country’s Foreign Minister for impugning her reputation.

Taliban Attack Afghanistan Police Station With Grenades

Taliban fighters wearing explosive vests and armed with AK-47 rifles and rocket-propelled grenades attacked the main police station Saturday in the southeast city of Khost.

Iran Threatens Strike on Israel's Nuclear Facilities

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Saturday the country would strike Israel's nuclear facilities if Tel Aviv attacked the Islamic state, Reuters reported state television as saying.

Biden: Russia Will Bend

Vice president says Russia's 'withering' economy could force it to open up on issues including nuke reduction

Girl Shunned by Family After Rape Sparks Outcry

Lured by promises of chewing gum then allegedly raped in a shed by four boys barely older than her, an 8-year-old Liberian girl is now in foster care and living with strangers after being shunned by her family.