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TSA to swab airline passengers' hands in search for explosives

Washington - To the list of instructions you hear at airport checkpoints, add this: "Put your palms forward, please."

President Obama to outspend FDR

After he signed a law last week authorizing the U.S. Treasury to borrow an additional $1.9 trillion, President Barack Obama delivered a characteristically sanctimonious speech.

Afghan Army Raises Flag in Taliban Stronghold of Marjah

Military commanders raised the Afghan flag in the bullet-ridden main market of the Taliban's southern stronghold of Marjah on Wednesday as firefights continued to break out elsewhere in the town between holed-up militants and U.S. and Afghan troops.

Killers Used Fake U.K. Passports in Hamas Assassination

Israel's foreign minister said Wednesday there was no reason to assume the Mossad assassinated a Hamas military commander in Dubai, even as suspicions mounted that spy agency made the hit using European passports.

Toyota Probing Corolla Power-Steering Problems

Toyota is looking into possible power steering problems with the hot-selling Corolla subcompact while its president said Wednesday he won't be attending the U.S. Congressional hearing on the automaker's safety lapses.

Afghan Official: Taliban Using Human Shields

Taliban fighters are increasingly using civilians as human shields in the assault on the southern town of Marjah, an Afghan official said Wednesday as military squads resumed painstaking house-to-house searches in the Taliban stronghold.

N.Y. Times Reporter Accused of Plagiarism Resigns

The New York Times is looking into the work of one its reporters following accusations that he plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal and other sources.

Change Comes to 'Change'

As Obama's poll numbers flatline, the White House goes back to a more aggressive and streamlined style

So Much for the Cinderella Story

An outsider Dem candidate for senator of Indiana seemed to be party's nominee, until things didn't go as planned

Obama Seeks Social Media Mouthpiece

If you've dreamt of overseeing president's Facebook, Twitter and MySpace, commander in chief has a job for you