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ACORN workers cleared over illegal advice given in video

BROOKLYN, New York - Brooklyn prosecutors on Monday cleared ACORN of criminal wrongdoing after a four-month probe that began when undercover conservative activists filmed workers giving what appeared to be illegal a

Search Ends for Hiker in Hawaii; Family Fears Foul Play

The search for an experienced hiker who vanished in Hawaii has been suspended, but the investigation continues as 43-year-old Laura Vogel's relatives maintain she was the victim of 'foul play.'

Tsunami Sweeps Away Entire Towns in Chile

When the shaking stopped, Marioli Gatica and her extended family huddled in a circle on the floor of their seaside wooden home in this gritty port town, listening to the radio by a lantern's light.

Hazmat Crews, FBI Called to IRS Building in Utah

OGDEN, Utah - Hazardous material crews were called to an IRS building in Ogden, Utah on Monday, less than two weeks after a man deliberately crashed his private plane into a Texas building that housed IRS workers, a

Some Iraq, Afghanistan war veterans criticize movie 'Hurt Locker' as inaccurate

Time magazine called "The Hurt Locker" "a near-perfect war film," but Ryan Gallucci, an Iraq war veteran, had to turn the movie off three times, he says, "or else I would have thrown my remote through the television

Supreme Court scrutinizes state, local gun control

WASHINGTON - Gun control advocates think, if not pray, they can win by losing when the Supreme Court decides whether the constitutional right to possess guns serves as a check on state and local regulation of firear

Chile Minister: Navy Made Mistake on Tsunami

Chile's defense minister said Sunday that the navy made a mistake by not immediately issuing a tsunami warning after a mammoth earthquake, a step that could have helped coastal villagers flee to higher ground sooner.

Tale of Two Quakes: Chile Was Ready, Haiti Wasn't

The earthquake in Chile was far stronger than the one that struck Haiti last month — yet the death toll in this Caribbean nation is magnitudes higher.

Will Dems Walk the Plank?

Obama's threat to push for partisan health bill could force Dems to choose between votes or the president• Obama Shows Testy Side at Summit