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Study: Generation Gap in U.S. Biggest Since 1960s

American adults from young to old disagree increasingly today on social values ranging from religion to relationships, creating the largest generation gap since divisions 40 years ago over Vietnam, civil rights and women's liberation.

King of Pop Almost Died Same Way Once Before

Jackson died of cardiac arrest Thursday, but almost the exact same scenario played out in 2004 when his brother Randy found him unconscious

Britain Opening First Atheist Summer Camp for Children

While their friends jet off to Spain or the Greek islands, the children at this camp will be hunting for imaginary unicorns in Somerset, southwestern England, while learning about moral philosophy.

Cops: Virginia Father Lured Son Home, Then Shot Him

A college student wounded in a shooting that killed his mother and brother told police his father lured him to the family's house in southwest Virginia. The father later killed himself, authorities said.

Karzai: Afghan Guards Working For U.S. Killed Police

President Hamid Karzai accused Afghan guards working for U.S. coalition forces of killing a provincial police chief and at least four other security officers Monday, and he demanded that American forces hand over the guards involved.

Ahmadinejad: Death of Neda Soltan 'Suspicious'

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asked Iran's cleric-controlled judiciary on Monday to investigate the killing of Neda Agha Soltan.

Conn. Man, Wife Found Dead After Frantic 911 Call

Police are investigating a murder-suicide at a Connecticut home that involved gunfire following a frantic 911 call from a woman inside.

Jackson's Mom Gets Temporary Control of Kids, Estate

A judge has granted Michael Jackson's mother limited control over some property in her son's estate after she expressed concerns about ensuring that his three children are its beneficiaries, after she was awarded temporary custody of the kids.

20 Die As Violence Escalates in Northwest Pakistan

Pakistani fighter jets bombed suspected Taliban hideouts on Monday and a stray mortar crashed into a mosque during prayers as violence in the volatile northwest claimed more than 20 lives.

Scientists Say Farmed Fish May Carry 'Mad Cow' Illness

Three U.S. scientists are concern about the potential of people contracting Creutzfeldt Jakob disease — the human form of "mad cow disease" — from eating farmed fish who are fed byproducts rendered from cows.