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Obama Calls for 'Up or Down' Vote on Health

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama, hoping to move the health-care debate to its final stages, called on lawmakers to schedule a vote in the next few weeks.

Rove admits to error on Iraq as Bush strategist

NEW YORK - Republican strategist Karl Rove says in a new memoir that the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq badly damaged the Bush administration's credibility and led to dwindling public support fo

Chile steps up hunt for quake victims

CONCEPCION, Chile – Rescue crews with sniffer dogs fanned out around Chile's earthquake-ravaged cities and villages on Wednesday, searching for survivors inside the mountains of rubble.

Child Directed Traffic at JFK Airport, Employees Suspended

An air traffic controller at New York's Kennedy Airport was suspended for allowing his young son to radio instructions to several pilots.

NASCAR making change to cars

NASCAR is weeks away from making a small but significant change to its car, one that could dramatically impact how races run from here on out.

President Obama wants comprehensive bill, GOP ideas

In a letter to congressional leadership on Tuesday, President Barack Obama did not explicitly advocate the use of reconciliation to pass health care reform into law.

Will Obama Use the 'R' Word?

The big mystery left in Obama's health speech is whether he will utter the magic word for Dems — reconciliation

Oscar-Nominated Movie Under Attack

Some vets and current military members are criticizing 'The Hurt Locker,' saying it's 'too much John Wayne'

WWII Veterans Stuck in Okinawa, Hoping to Get to Iwo Jima

A group of 12 World War II Marines ranging in age from 85 to 97 is stuck on the island of Okinawa, waging what could be their final fight to return to Iwo Jima to commemorate the 65th anniversary of their greatest victory.

Sign of Compromise?

Obama to incorporate some GOP feedback into health care plan in hopes of jump-starting stalled drives but Republican senators call it tinkering around the edges