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Chile Minister: Navy Made Mistake on Tsunami

Chile's defense minister said Sunday that the navy made a mistake by not immediately issuing a tsunami warning after a mammoth earthquake, a step that could have helped coastal villagers flee to higher ground sooner.

Tale of Two Quakes: Chile Was Ready, Haiti Wasn't

The earthquake in Chile was far stronger than the one that struck Haiti last month — yet the death toll in this Caribbean nation is magnitudes higher.

Will Dems Walk the Plank?

Obama's threat to push for partisan health bill could force Dems to choose between votes or the president• Obama Shows Testy Side at Summit

USA hockey makes the gold medal game, embarrass Finland

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The whole "it's all about goaltending" thing is a hockey cliché of legendary status, but let's be honest here: We've seen two very good goalies epically fail in the elimination ro

Pressure Mounts on Rangel

Dem Congressman defies bipartisan calls to resign as head of Ways and Means Committee despite report that found he took corporate-funded trips | SLIDESHOW

White House social secretary Rogers resigning

WASHINGTON – White House social secretary Desiree Rogers is stepping down three months after taking heavy criticism for allowing gate crashers into the administration's first state dinner.

N.Y. School Sued for Disbanding Christian Student Club

A 'Christ-centered' legal group has filed a federal lawsuit against a high school in New York, accusing it of religious discrimination after it disbanded a student Christian club while leaving dozens of other clubs active.

SeaWorld Stands by Killer Whale

Two days after a killer whale grabbed the pony tail of his trainer and dragged her into the tank, causing her to drown, SeaWorld officials affirmed the giant orca would not be punished.

Top US Marine rejects Obama plan to repeal gay ban

The head of the US Marines said on Thursday he opposed ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President Barack Obama over the issue.

Teacher Killed at Tacoma, Wash., Elementary School

A man shot and killed a special education teacher as she walked into her Tacoma, Wash., school Friday, shortly before students began arriving for school.