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Michael Jackson's Hometown Holds Memorial for Pop Icon

Michael Jackson's boyhood hometown bade farewell to the King of Pop on Friday with a celebration of his life and music.

The Obama 'Catastrophe' That Wasn't

Report reveals details of emergency landing of Obama's plane in 2008 that could have caused disastrous event

Christmas Sales in July? Sears Says Never Too Early

The new promotion is sure to become a big hit with those early bird holiday shoppers who start to panic when Labor Day rolls around

Astronaut Couple in Controversial Love Triangle Engaged

A Florida attorney says a couple who were rocketed into the public eye by the antics of a former astronaut are getting married.

Ghana Visit, Kenya Snub

President Obama lands in Ghana with plans to highlight democratic role models, avoid troubling nations | VIDEO

Warrantless Wiretaps — Worth It?

Despite controversy over Bush administration wiretapping program, report says it yielded 'limited' results

Arkansas Man Shot Dead Just After Killing Ex-Girlfriend

A fugitive on a two-day rampage across Arkansas who police said had just fatally shot his pregnant former girlfriend was killed by a sheriff's sniper Friday as he tried to escape from authorities.

Pa. Lawyer Jailed 14 Years for Contempt of Court Freed

A Pennsylvania lawyer whose 14 years in jail are apparently a record in a U.S. civil contempt case was ordered released from prison on Friday.

U.S. Moves Away From Afghanistan Drug Eradication

The United States has spent about $45 million annually in recent years to support poppy eradication in Afghanistan, and the policy has also been a cornerstone of the United Nations anti-drug program.

Dem: CIA Chief Halted Secret Project

Key House Democrat calls for full probe into classified program, which has not been described publicly