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Police: 5 People Held Hostage Inside Virginia Post Office

Authorities in Wytheville are dealing with a hostage situation at the town's post office.

Millions could miss BCS bowl games

UNDATED - It's easy to trash Fox's consistently ham-fisted presentation of BCS games over the last three years — the endless shots of the Kansas band and over-the-top Tebow love will go down in bad broadcastin

Plane overshoots runway in Jamaica

KINGSTON, JAMAICA - An American Airlines flight carrying more than 150 people skidded off a rain-slicked runway as it landed in Jamaica Tuesday night, hitting a fence and plowing into a sandy embankment before it ca

Senate sets Christmas Eve vote to increase debt limit

WASHINGTON - The measure, passed last week by the House of Representatives, would increase the debt limit, now at $12.1 trillion, by $290 billion.

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.