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Evangelist Billy Graham hospitalized in North Carolina

Evangelist Billy Graham is "doing fine" while being treated at a North Carolina hospital for bronchitis, his spokesman said Monday.

Trump will have 'memorable' role at GOP convention, aide says

Donald Trump is set to get a 'unique' gig at the Republican National Convention in late August, an aide to the real estate titan confirmed on Friday.

Official: Man in Afghan security uniform kills 3 U.S. troops

A man in an Afghan military uniform killed three U.S. troops Friday in southern Afghanistan, the latest in a series of assaults against NATO soldiers by Afghans clad in security force garb.

1.3 million dishwashers recalled

More than 1 million GE and Hotpoint dishwashers are being recalled after a series of fires.

Loughner pleads guilty to 19 counts in Tucson, Arizona, mass shooting

Jared Lee Loughner, the alleged gunman in last year's mass shooting outside an Arizona supermarket in Tucson that killed six persons and wounded then-U.S. Rep.

Mars rover captures first color images, 'exciting ride'

NASA released the first color images of the surface of Mars from its new rover Curiosity on Tuesday, showing a dusty, tan desert dominated by the rim of the crater where the craft landed.

Composer Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68

Marvin Hamlisch, a prolific composer who put together musical ensembles for an array of movies, television and theater shows, died at his home in Los Angeles, his agent said Tuesday.

Mississippi church that refused to marry black couple apologizes

After barring a black couple from marrying in its Mississippi facility in late July, the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs released a statement Sunday apologizing for its actions.

Vandals strike at California Chick-fil-A restaurant

Activists on both sides of the gay rights issue are putting fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A in the spotlight this week -- with day two of demonstrations calling for a same-sex "kiss-in."

Gay rights activists plan 'kiss day' at Chick-fil-A restaurants

Gay rights activists plan a "kiss day" at Chick-fil-A outlets nationwide Friday amid a controversy over a company official's stance against same-sex marriages.