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Balloon Boy Mom's Interviews Contradict Husband

A newly released video shows the mother of the 6-year-old boy purported to be in a runaway balloon finally acknowledging to authorities it was all a hoax — contrary to her husband's repeated public denials just before reporting to jail.

People Still Vacationing in Haiti

The beach resort of Labadee is just 60 miles from Port-au-Prince, but it's a world away from the devastation of the Haitian capital, where some 200,000 people are believed dead in an earthquake.

Obama: "I'll never stop fighting for you"

ELYRIA, Ohio (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, ending a tough week, told Americans on Friday he would keep fighting to create jobs and reform healthcare.

Why the GOP should still be nervous

Republicans are riding high in the wake of Scott Brown’s win, talking up an authentic resurgence for their party and a real chance for reclaiming power. Don’t bet on it.

Wall Street: Obama's Bank Crackdown Signals Policy Shift

WASHINGTON D.C.—President Obama's new proposals to crack down on Wall Street - first the new tax on big banks last week, then Thursday's new restrictions on big banks - signal a somewhat new approach to financ

Haiti: Returning to Work Helps Survivors Deal with Grief

PORT-AU-PRINCE — For once, business as usual is a good thing in Haiti.

Populist Obama Pushes Jobs

White House tinkers with a revamped Obama message in the face of potentially difficult fall elections for Democrats

Obama Seen as Anti-Business by 77% of U.S. Investors

Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) — U.S. investors overwhelmingly see President Barack Obama as anti-business and question his ability to manage a financial crisis, according to a Bloomberg survey.

U.K. Couple Says Pirates Set 'Deadline' for Execution

A British couple kidnapped by pirates while sailing off the east coast of Africa fear that they could be killed within days, the Times of London reported.

Siege of California Storms Triggers Mudslide Fears

Hours of heavy rain fell Thursday on saturated Southern California as the fourth Pacific storm in a week came ashore, triggering dire warnings by authorities that huge mud flows were likely in foothill communities.