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Former Kennedy seat surpisingly up for grabs

The policy differences between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Scott Brown were as clear during last night’s debate as they have been throughout this short special-election campaign.

U.S. Calls Claims It Killed Iran Nuke Physicist 'Absurd'

The United States called "absurd" charges by Iran that it had anything to do with the Tuesday motorcycle bomb blast that killed a prominent nuclear physics professor.

U.S. Rejects N. Korea's Peace Talks Proposal

South Korea and the U.S. rejected North Korea's proposal to start peace talks to formally end the Korean War, with Seoul saying Tuesday that can happen only after the North rejoins disarmament talks and reports progress in denuclearization.

Tylenol Killings Suspect Submits DNA, Friend Says

A man long suspected in the 1982 Chicago-area Tylenol slayings has submitted a DNA sample and fingerprints to authorities, a friend said Monday.

Walmart Pulls Kid's Jewelry After Probe About Cadmium

Walmart removes from stores children's jewelry cited in Associated Press inquiry on cadmium.

Republicans Reject Reid's Forgive-and-Forget Approach

Senate majority leader says he's won't to 'dwell' on his racial description of Obama — but GOP not moving on

New Jersey assembly approves medical marijuana

The New Jersey Assembly approved a measure on Monday that would make the state the first in the region and the 14th in the nation to legalize the use of marijuana for medical reasons.

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.