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US Republicans call on Senator Reid to quit post

WASHINGTON - The Republican Party chief called on Senator Harry Reid on Sunday to step down as Senate majority leader over racial comments about President Barack Obama, while Democrats tried to put the issue behind

China ends U.S.’s reign as largest auto market

China supplanted the U.S. as the world’s largest auto market after its 2009 vehicle sales jumped 46 percent, ending more than a century of American dominance that started with the Model T Ford.

In Hasan Case, Superiors Ignored Their Worries

The attorney for the Fort Hood shootings suspect says his client will be evaluated next month to determine his mental status that day and whether he's competent to stand trial.

Cops: Unidentified Man Seen Leaving Club With Murdered Model

Florida police are searching for an unidentified man who witnesses say met former Playboy model Paula Sladewski outside a Miami nightclub hours before her badly burned body was found in a Dumpster.

Report: Radical Imam Detained at JFK Airport in 2002

The radical Muslim imam who ministered to at least three Sept. 11 hijackers, the Fort Hood shooter and the Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a U.S. jet on Christmas, was taken into custody at JFK Airport on a felony arrest warrant in 2002.

6.5-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Northern California

A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California Saturday afternoon, damaging buildings, knocking out power in several coastal communities and leaving a trail of broken windows and dishes south of the Oregon border.

CIA Bomber's Video Points to Pakistani Taliban

The Jordanian doctor who killed seven CIA employees in a suicide attack in Afghanistan said all jihadists must attack U.S. targets to revenge the killing of the Pakistani Taliban leader, according to a posthumous video on an Arabic news channel.

Sister: Murdered Model 'Was a Fighter'

North Miami police detectives have examined two surveillance videos that may show the California woman's last moments alive

Tough Chat With the Unions

Obama will meet with union leaders about opposition to proposed tax on high-cost 'Cadillac' insurance plans

Risk of Power Collapse a Political Threat to Chavez

Chavez on Friday said his government is determined to keep Guri Dam from falling to a critical level where the turbines start to fail in the next several months