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Taliban blow up Pakistan girls school

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – The Taliban blew up a girls' school in Pakistan's Khyber district, where troops are fighting against militants in the tribal region bordering Afghanistan, an official said Wednesday.

American Airlines Jet Crashes at Jamaica Airport

An American Airlines flight carrying 154 people skidded across a Jamaican runway in heavy rain, bouncing across the tarmac and injuring more than 40 people before it stopped just short of the Caribbean Sea, officials and witnesses said.

U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Says North Korea Feeling Pressure

Tough U.N. sanctions are putting pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Tuesday.

Snoopy named top dog in U.S. pop culture

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The "Peanuts" comic strip character Snoopy was named the top dog in pop culture by the American Kennel Club on Tuesday as part of its 125th anniversary celebration, beating out a college sports

Arizona Dust Storm Leads to Deadly Highway Crashes

Three people are dead after a sudden dust storm spawned a series of collisions involving as many as 20 vehicles on Interstate 10 south of Phoenix.

Worst decade for stocks ever

UNDATED - Since end of 1999, U.S. stocks' performance has been the all-time clunker; even 1930s beat itThe U.S. stock market is wrapping up what is likely to be its worst decade ever.

New poll shows strongest disapproval to date

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President.

Report: Susan Powell Planned Divorce, Feared Kidnapping

A year before her disappearance, Susan Powell thought about divorcing her husband and even put together a plan in case he tried to kidnap her sons or strip her of her finances, friends told The Salt Lake Tribune.

White House Warns Defiant Iran

Obama Administration says international community is ready to take 'next steps' if Iran rejects U.N. nuclear deal

'Barry From D.C.' Is on the Line

Mystery caller to Gov. Tim Kaine's radio show has a lot to say about Virginia traffic — for a guy from Illinois