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Ahmadinejad Open to Exchange for Detained U.S. Hikers

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suggested that Iran would release three jailed U.S. hikers in exchange for Iranians currently serving in American prisons.

Planes take flight regardless of problems

Alerted by a brake warning light in the cockpit, the captain on a U.S. airline flight last August warned passengers he was making an emergency landing and called for firetrucks to be standing by.

Leach-Tech headed to mediation

Former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach and the school are headed to mediation Friday in Lubbock, Texas, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com on Tuesday.

Canadian Premier shuns own health care; comes to U.S. for surgery

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams will undergo heart surgery later this week in the United States.

Gates Backs 'Don't Ask,Don't Tell' Repeal

URGENT: Defense chief 'fully supports' Obama's decision to drop divisive policy on gays in the military, orders review

Backdoor taxes to hit middle class

The Obama administration's plan to cut more than $1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade relies heavily on so-called backdoor tax increases that will result in a bigger tax bill for middle-class families.

SEC Workers Probed for Porn-Surfing

One supervisor at the commission reportedly made 1,800 attempts to look up pornography in a 17-day span

Obama's Budget Put to Test

President's proposals to face a first test from lawmakers weary of record deficits and wary of his tax ideas

Study Finds New Abstinence-Only Program Works

An experimental abstinence-only program without a moralistic tone can delay young teens from having sex, a new study found.

Study: Fish Oil Pills Might Prevent Schizophrenia

Fish oil pills may be able to save some young people with signs of mental illness from descending into schizophrenia, according to a preliminary but first-of-its-kind study conducted in Austria.