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Obama Lost in Space?

President reportedly going to flatline NASA's budget, potentially ending human spaceflight — and losing jobs

Former Senator Edwards and wife split

RALEIGH, N.C. - A friend says Elizabeth Edwards has separated from her husband, two-time presidential candidate John Edwards.

Geithner Feels the Heat on AIG

Lawmakers vent public frustration against treasury chief over bank bailouts, Wall Street bonuses

Iran's leader predicts Israel's destruction

TEHRAN - Iran's supreme leader predicted the destruction of Israel in comments posted on his Web site on Wednesday, in some of his strongest remarks in years about the Jewish state.

Dying news media looks to Apple tablet for hope, release today

Struggling US newspapers and magazines may seek Internet Age resurrection in a so-called "Jesus tablet" — a computer expected to grab the spotlight Wednesday at a much anticipated Apple event here.

McDonald's worker fired over slice of cheese

The dismissal was too severe a measure," the district court in Leeuwarden, in the north of the Netherlands, said in a written judgment."It is just a slice of cheese."

'Avatar' officially overtakes 'Titanic' for global box office record

It's official - "Avatar" is the new king of the world... or at least, the worldwide box office.

School District Bans Dictionary Over 'Oral Sex' Definition

The Golden State's Menifee Union School District has yanked all copies of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary from their shelves and is investigating the classic American text for containing "age-inappropriate" words.

Dealers are still selling cars covered by the throttle recall

Toyota says it still is making cars and trucks with potentially sticking accelerator-pedal assemblies that triggered a recall last Thursday of 2.3 million Toyota-brand cars and trucks.

Police commander of World Economic Forum found dead

DAVOS - The police commander heading security at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland was found dead on Tuesday, local authorities said, adding that his death appeared to be suicide.