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FBI: Robber Cites Economy During Bank Heist

An armed robber cited the country's poor economy during a holdup at a Houston bank, FBI officials say.

CIA Hit Teams Against Al Qaeda

Secret program axed by Panetta examined how to assassinate terror members with hit teams on ground• Cheney's Daughter Weighs Political Bid

12 Tortured Bodies Found in Mexico Drug War Hotbed

Prosecutors said they found the bound, blindfolded and tortured bodies of at least a dozen people Monday on a roadside in the western state of Michoacan, which has become a flash point in Mexico's war on drugs.

Two U.S. Marines Killed in 'Hostile' Afghanistan Incident

Two U.S. Marines were killed in a "hostile incident" in southern Afghanistan, where a white transport helicopter also crashed, officials said Tuesday.

More Arrests Made in Murders of Fla. Couple With 17 Kids

Three more suspects were arrested Tuesday in the home-invasion murders of a wealthy Florida Panhandle couple known for adopting special needs children, including a local martial arts instructor, the sheriff said.

Palin: Obama's Energy Plan a Threat

Governor blasts administration's cap-and-trade plan, saying it 'would inflict permanent damage' to economy

Zelaya Issues Ultimatum: 'Reinstate Me or Else'

Negotiations to end Honduras' political crisis are facing a new challenge after the ousted president vowed to act on his own if he is not returned to power in the next round of talks, possibly this weekend.

23 Militants Killed in Clashes in NW Pakistan

A government official says 23 militants were killed in clashes with a pro-government tribal militia in northwest Pakistan.

Obama Wants Health Bill Now

Democratic officials say Obama told key lawmaker he wants a bill in Senate Finance Committee by week's end

Defense Bill Not Gonna Fly?

Obama threatens to veto his defense spending bill after senators make addition to buy F-22 fighter jets | VIDEO