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Police: Florida Girl's 1985 Disappearance Solved

Authorities in northeast Florida say they've closed the case of a missing seventh-grader, but the girl's mother says she doesn't believe it.

Mexico Called On to Solve Killing of Calif. Educator

A Southern California school board member was abducted and killed by gunmen while visiting family in Mexico for the holidays, his family said.

British-Flagged Cargo Ship Hijacked by Pirates Off Somalia

A British-flagged cargo ship and a chemical tanker from Singapore have both been hijacked by pirates in the perilous waters off the coast of Somalia, officials said Saturday.

Police Shoot Man Attacking Muhammad Cartoonist

Police shot a Somali man wielding an ax and a knife after he broke into the home of an artist whose cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad with a bomb-shaped turban outraged the Muslim world, the head of Denmark's intelligence agency said Saturday.

News Corp., Time Warner Reach Fox Programming Deal

Time Warner Cable Inc. and News Corp.

British PM Seeks to Counter Radical Trend in Yemen

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called for a high-level international meeting on Jan. 28 to devise ways to counter radicalization in Yemen.

Bomber Kills at Least 75 at Pakistan Volleyball Game

The vehicle exploded on a playing field in northwest Pakistan, a country that has been rattled by bloodshed.

NBA Players Reportedly Drew Guns in Locker Room

Gilbert Arenas, 27, went for his gun first, the Post reported, citing unnamed inside sources

Experts: Airport Pat-Downs Often Ineffective

With all the screening technology at U.S. airports, the last line of defense is still the human hand: the pat-down search.

Afghan Bombing Devastates CIA Counterterror Hub

The loss of seven officers is significant for a relatively small agency whose workforce is estimated to be 10,000 or more, but it's all the more damaging because those lost represented so much collective experience.