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'Idol' producers want Stern to replace Cowell

"American Idol" producers are eager to hire Howard Stern to replace Simon Cowell as the show's tough-talking judge, sources tell Page Six.

Girl, 11, Gives Birth to Baby Boy in Northeast Hospital

An 11-year-old girl in the Northeast recently gave birth to a baby boy, according to the girl's family

Toyota CEO Apologizes for Global Recalls

Toyota's president apologized Friday for the massive global recalls over sticking gas pedals as the automaker scrambles to repair a damaged reputation and sliding sales.

Missionary Stumbles on Road to Haiti

In a closed courtroom in one of the few government buildings still standing here, Laura Silsby and nine other American missionaries were charged Thursday with abducting children from this earthquake-ravaged capital.

Toyota to Reportedly Recall Prius Hybrid in U.S., Japan

Toyota will recall 270,000 Prius hybrid vehicles over brake problems in the United States and Japan, a report said Friday, while the auto giant launched a probe into possible problems with the brakes in two more hybrids including the luxury Lexus.

Cross Placed at Air Force Pagan Circle Prompts Probe

An Air Force Academy staffer spotted the cross lying against a rock at a worship area for pagan groups at the academy

Christmas Bomb Suspect Flips on Radical Imam

A law enforcement official says the Nigerian suspect in the failed Christmas Day airliner attack has given up intelligence about a radical Muslim cleric hiding in Yemen.

10 Americans in Haiti Charged With Child Kidnapping

Haiti attorney says 10 Americans charged with kidnapping for trying to take children out of Haiti.

Saints pep rally being held in downtown area

SHREVEPORT - Shreveport leaders will make a stretch of downtown an official extension of 'Who Dat' nation Friday. A Saints pep rally will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the 500 block of Travis Street.

Boy Booted From Honor Group Over Facebook Page

One of the nation's oldest and highest scholastic honors organizations is looking into a Tampa-area high school student's claim that he was booted from the local chapter because of comments he posted on a Facebook page.