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Mom, Son Missing After Van Found on Wash. Beach

A woman heading to her stepfather's house was "beyond lost" when she and her 8-year-old son took one wrong turn after another through the backroads of Thurston County and onto a private Puget Sound beach, authorities said Monday.

A Flawed Example?

Cancer patient who has become a centerpiece in health debate, may be in better financial shape than Obama says

Church Fights Back After Town Bans Home Bible Study

The national Alliance Defense Fund says a town code that bars religious assemblies in private homes in the Arizona community of Gilbert is unconstitutional.

Man who secretly videotaped ESPN's Erin Andrews gets 30 months in prison

A Los Angeles federal judge today sentenced a Chicago businessman to 30 months in prison for secretly shooting video of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and and posting it on the Internet.

Butler Snubs Chief Justice for Commencement Speech

Butler University faculty members have scuttled a student-led drive to invite U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts to speak at his niece's May 8 commencement.

Toyota Doubts 'Runaway' Prius Story

Car company says there are 'significant inconsistencies' in man's claim that his Prius sped out of control on freeway

Justice's Wife: Conservative to a Tea

Wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas raises public profile by jumping on the Tea Party bandwagon

White House Backs OutOf 'Sweetheart' Cuts

Deals like 'cornhusker kickback' could be extended to all states; House budget panel meets to craft 'fix-it' health bill

Google ‘99% certain’ to shut China engine

Google has drawn up detailed plans for the closure of its Chinese search engine and is now “99.9 per cent” certain to go ahead as talks over censorship with the Chinese authorities have reached an apparent impasse,

Drug Gang to Blame for Killings of U.S. Consulate Workers

A suspected Mexican drug gang gunned down two cars carrying families with ties to the U.S. consulate on Saturday, killing an American couple and a Mexican man in the country's deadliest city.