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Toy Company's Cartoon Riles Global Warming Skeptics

Global warming skeptics are blasting Build-A-Bear Workshop for being anything but soft and cuddly, accusing the well-known toy company of trying to indoctrinate young children with a series of videos warning of the effects of climate change.

U.S. Dad, Son Reunited in Brazil After 5-Year Battle

A Brazilian family delivered a 9-year-old boy to his American father in Brazil on Thursday, ending a five-year custody battle.

Daylong Va. Post Office Standoff Ends Peacefully

A daylong standoff at a small-town Virginia post office ended peacefully with three hostages being released and a suspect who came out of the building in a wheelchair in custody, police said late Wednesday.

Retirement: What to expect in 2010

UNDATED - In most years, retirement benefits increase to keep up with inflation. But 2010 will be far from typical.

Police: 5 People Held Hostage Inside Virginia Post Office

Authorities in Wytheville are dealing with a hostage situation at the town's post office.

Millions could miss BCS bowl games

UNDATED - It's easy to trash Fox's consistently ham-fisted presentation of BCS games over the last three years — the endless shots of the Kansas band and over-the-top Tebow love will go down in bad broadcastin

Plane overshoots runway in Jamaica

KINGSTON, JAMAICA - An American Airlines flight carrying more than 150 people skidded off a rain-slicked runway as it landed in Jamaica Tuesday night, hitting a fence and plowing into a sandy embankment before it ca

Senate sets Christmas Eve vote to increase debt limit

WASHINGTON - The measure, passed last week by the House of Representatives, would increase the debt limit, now at $12.1 trillion, by $290 billion.

Taliban blow up Pakistan girls school

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – The Taliban blew up a girls' school in Pakistan's Khyber district, where troops are fighting against militants in the tribal region bordering Afghanistan, an official said Wednesday.