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Soldier's Family, Friends Kept His Capture a Secret

Since the news nearly two weeks ago that a U.S. soldier had been captured in Afghanistan, a small circle of people in this central Idaho town of 7,000 have known it was one of their own.

Iran Threatens Opposition Groups After Call for Referendum

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, warned 'hated' opposition movements to end their protests, which he said constituted a 'vice' against the country.

NATO: Fighter Jet Crashes at Afghan Base

A Tornado fighter jet crashed inside NATO's largest base in southern Afghanistan on Monday in the second major crash on the base in two days, officials said.

Calif. Blaze Burns 2,000 Acres, Forces Evacuation

Authorities say a lightning-sparked wildfire in the Inyo National Forest near Bishop has surged to 2,000 acres and forced the evacuation of a small community and several campgrounds.

Report: CIT Group Board OKs $3B Rescue Loan

CIT Group Inc.'s board approved a deal late Sunday with major bondholders to keep the company out of bankruptcy with a $3 billion rescue loan, the New York Times reported.

RNC Chief Rips Health 'Cabal'

Michael Steele accuses Obama of 'risky experimentation' with health proposals, saying they will hurt the economy

S. Korea Draws Plan to Inspect N. Korean Ships

A senior U.S. diplomat will discuss how to handle an increasingly defiant North Korea in a standoff over its nuclear program when he meets with South Korean officials in a series of meetings Monday.

South Africa Launches AIDS Vaccine Trial

South Africa launched clinical trials of the first AIDS vaccine created by a developing country Monday, as its own scientists overcame deep skepticism from political leaders who had shocked the world with their unscientific pronouncements about it.

Mass. to Search for Lost Revolutionary War Ship

Somewhere along an industrial stretch of river pocked with rotting piers and towering salt piles north of Boston lies the answer to one of the great riddles of the Revolutionary war.

Health Care Costs Worry Governors

Republican and Democratic governors criticize health bill, saying it could become another unfunded mandate