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Mark McGwire admits to steroid use

UNDATED - Just four-and-a-half short years after his debacle at Capitol Hill, Mark McGwire is finally ready to talk about the past.

Mark McGwire Admits Using Steroids

Mark McGwire finally came clean Monday, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998.

U.S. Ignored U.N. Aid Agency's Fraud and Mismanagement

A growing stack of U.N. audits and investigations point to fraud, mismanagement and lack of internal financial controls by the United Nations Office for Project Services.

Dodd: Health care "hanging on by a thread"

It's not so much that Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd said health care reform's outcome could hinge on a couple of swing votes — everybody knows that — but rather how he said it.

Palin signs on with FOX news

UNDATED - A Fox News executive says the network will shortly announce that the former vice-presidential nominee is signing on as a contributor.

Global trend towards colder weather beginning

UNDATED - The bitter winter afflicting much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the start of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last for 20 or 30 years, say some of the world’s most eminent clima

Groundbreaking gay marriage trial begins

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today to block for the first few days videotaped coverage of a federal trial in San Francisco that was supposed to be aired on YouTube.

Police: Killer Behind 'Brutal' Model Murder Still Out There

Miami police are warning residents to remain vigilant as authorities search for the murderer or murderers who left the body of former model Paula Sladewski burned beyond recognition in a Dumpster.

US Republicans call on Senator Reid to quit post

WASHINGTON - The Republican Party chief called on Senator Harry Reid on Sunday to step down as Senate majority leader over racial comments about President Barack Obama, while Democrats tried to put the issue behind

China ends U.S.’s reign as largest auto market

China supplanted the U.S. as the world’s largest auto market after its 2009 vehicle sales jumped 46 percent, ending more than a century of American dominance that started with the Model T Ford.