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South Africa Tests AIDS Vaccine

South Africa is launching clinical trials of the first AIDS vaccines created by a developing country, a feat by scientists who forged ahead even when some of their political leaders shocked the world with unscientific pronouncements about the disease

Mass. to Search for Lost Revolutionary War Ship

Somewhere along an industrial stretch of river pocked with rotting piers and towering salt piles north of Boston lies the answer to one of the great riddles of the Revolutionary war.

HondurasTalks End Without Compromise

Talks on resolving end Honduras' leadership crisis have ended after negotiators failed to compromise on ousted President Manuel Zelaya's return to power.

A Work in Progress?

Officials defend Obama's broad health care proposals, urge a skeptical public not to judge before finished

Palin: Thank You, Not Goodbye

Is Sarah Palin on a farewell tour around Alaska or is trip the start of a possible presidential campaign for 2012?

'Angela's Ashes' Author Frank McCourt Dies at 78

He was best known for the million-selling "Angela's Ashes," a memoir about his childhood. The memoir was published in 1996 and won a Pulitzer Prize.

Deficits, Taxes May DoomHealth Care Reforms

Obama budget chief says bill won't be $240B in the hole if House adds reductions in docs' Medicare payments

Cink Steals Watson's Chance at Historic Open Win

Stewart Cink has a commanding four-stroke lead with one hole left in his British Open playoff with 59-year-old Tom Watson, who squandered a chance for a historic victory in regulation.

1969: Nixon Vows 'Peace With Honor'

Richard Nixon's pledge to end Vietnam War proved difficult to keep | VIDEO |

Protesters Gather Outside Islamic Conference Near Chicago

Protesters gathered outside a Chicago-area hotel Sunday as an Islamic extremist group reportedly linked to Al Qaeda held a conference in an attempt to step up Western recruitment efforts.