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Ex-Navy SEAL's Conviction Overturned in Co-Ed's Killing

The Virginia Court of Appeals has overturned the murder conviction of an ex-Navy SEAL trainee convicted of killing a Georgia college student who was vacationing in Virginia.

Calif. Father Refuses to Take Down Tattered U.S. Flag

A California father is refusing to take down a tattered American flag despite calls from neighbors because he told his son he'd fly it until he safely returns from Iraq.

Report: Mom in Deadly Wrong-Way Crash Drunk, High

The Long Island mom behind the wheel in a fiery wrong-way crash that killed her and seven others along a New York state highway was reportedly drunk and had high levels of marijuana in her system, authorities said Tuesday.

Professor, Cheerleaders Unite to Teach Science

A physics professor who says he'll do "anything" to get people interested in science is teaming up with the Philadelphia 76ers cheerleaders to offer online lessons on magnetics, mass and matter — all through the magic of mini-skirts.

Mini Helicopter Allows Solo Air Travel

New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft unveils a strap-on mini helicopter designed to travel at a speed of 62 mph for about 31 miles.

GOP Holds Key to 'Clunkers' Future

Democrats are struggling to win over enough Republicans to pass a $2B extension to keep auto rebate program alive

Iran Says Americans Arrested for Illegal Entry

Iranian state television says that issue of the Americans who strayed into Iran is being used as propaganda against the Islamic republic.

Sotomayor Debate Begins

GOP lines up against Obama's Supreme Court pick, who's on track to be confirmed this week | FULL COVERAGE