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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.

In Hasan Case, Superiors Ignored Their Worries

The attorney for the Fort Hood shootings suspect says his client will be evaluated next month to determine his mental status that day and whether he's competent to stand trial.

Cops: Unidentified Man Seen Leaving Club With Murdered Model

Florida police are searching for an unidentified man who witnesses say met former Playboy model Paula Sladewski outside a Miami nightclub hours before her badly burned body was found in a Dumpster.

Report: Radical Imam Detained at JFK Airport in 2002

The radical Muslim imam who ministered to at least three Sept. 11 hijackers, the Fort Hood shooter and the Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a U.S. jet on Christmas, was taken into custody at JFK Airport on a felony arrest warrant in 2002.