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200,000 Animals Slaughtered at Nepal Festival

Hundreds of thousands of Hindus gathered at a temple in southern Nepal on Tuesday for a ceremony involving the slaughter of more than 200,000 animals, a festival that has drawn the ire of animal-welfare protesters.

Ahmadinejad: U.S., Israel Lack 'Courage' to Attack

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that the threat of a U.S. and Israeli military strike against Iran was no longer an issue because "they don't have the courage" to attack Iran.

Video Shows Officer Slamming Man Into Window

The troubles of the San Francisco Bay area's transit police went viral again as video hit the Internet showing what some claim was another use of excessive force.

'Big Bang' Machine Achieves First Particle Collisions

The Large Hadron Collider smashed its first proton beams together yesterday, three days after it was restarted following a 14-month shutdown for repairs.

Landrieu votes yes

WAHSINGTON - Senator Mary Landrieu was one of two democratic holdouts in yesterday's senate vote. She and Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln, ended up voting yes to the measure to, as they say, move it along. They both said although they voted ye

ACORN Dumped Documents as Probe Began, Private Eye Says

A private investigator says he founds tens of thousands of sensitive documents dumped outside a California ACORN office just days after the state's attorney general announced an inquiry into the community organizing group last month.

Ga. Lawmakers to Review 'So Help Me God' Police Oath

City council members in Marietta, Ga., will consider changing the oath of office that the city's police officers take so that recruits can swear to uphold the law without saying the phrase "so help me God."

Man in 'Coma' for 23 Years Was Awake Whole Time

An engineering student thought to be in a coma for 23 years was actually conscious the whole time, it has emerged.

Three Mile Island Radiation Leak Called Not Significant

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the small amount of radiation detected at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant is not significant.

Teen Sex Magazine to Stay on Shelves at Iowa Library

A teen sex magazine will stay on the shelves at the Ames Public Library despite a petition signed by more than 100 parents objecting to the publication.