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U.S. Rejects N. Korea's Peace Talks Proposal

South Korea and the U.S. rejected North Korea's proposal to start peace talks to formally end the Korean War, with Seoul saying Tuesday that can happen only after the North rejoins disarmament talks and reports progress in denuclearization.

Tylenol Killings Suspect Submits DNA, Friend Says

A man long suspected in the 1982 Chicago-area Tylenol slayings has submitted a DNA sample and fingerprints to authorities, a friend said Monday.

Walmart Pulls Kid's Jewelry After Probe About Cadmium

Walmart removes from stores children's jewelry cited in Associated Press inquiry on cadmium.

Republicans Reject Reid's Forgive-and-Forget Approach

Senate majority leader says he's won't to 'dwell' on his racial description of Obama — but GOP not moving on

New Jersey assembly approves medical marijuana

The New Jersey Assembly approved a measure on Monday that would make the state the first in the region and the 14th in the nation to legalize the use of marijuana for medical reasons.

Mark McGwire admits to steroid use

UNDATED - Just four-and-a-half short years after his debacle at Capitol Hill, Mark McGwire is finally ready to talk about the past.

Mark McGwire Admits Using Steroids

Mark McGwire finally came clean Monday, admitting he used steroids when he broke baseball's home run record in 1998.

U.S. Ignored U.N. Aid Agency's Fraud and Mismanagement

A growing stack of U.N. audits and investigations point to fraud, mismanagement and lack of internal financial controls by the United Nations Office for Project Services.

Dodd: Health care "hanging on by a thread"

It's not so much that Democratic Sen. Chris Dodd said health care reform's outcome could hinge on a couple of swing votes — everybody knows that — but rather how he said it.

Palin signs on with FOX news

UNDATED - A Fox News executive says the network will shortly announce that the former vice-presidential nominee is signing on as a contributor.