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'Iran will deliver telling blow to global powers on Feb. 11', U.S. ups defense

IRAN - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the nation will deliver a harsh blow to the "global arrogance" on this year's anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Toyota Says Parts to Fix Gas Pedals Are on the Way

Toyota Motor Corp. is telling dealers that they should get parts to fix sticky gas pedals later this week. But the 4.2 million customers affected by a large recall may have to wait a while for repairs.

U.K. Couple Kidnapped by Pirates Beg for Urgent Help

A British couple kidnapped by Somali pirates in October said they were not being treated well and needed urgent help, according to an AFP reporter who met them in captivity.

Americans 'Knew What They Were Doing Was Wrong'

Haiti's prime minister says it's clear to him that the 10 U.S. Baptists who tried to take 33 Haitian children out of the quake-ravaged country "knew what they were doing was wrong."

Pakistan Taliban Chief Reportedly Killed in U.S. Strike

The head of the Taliban in Pakistan, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed in a U.S. drone attack, Pakistan state television reported Sunday.

Motorists Alarmed by Japanese Cars, Except in Japan

Some of the same Toyota Motor Corp. models recalled in the U.S., Europe and China are on Japanese roads, but they use a different parts supplier

Honda Recalls 646,000 Cars for Fire Hazard

141,140 Fit subcompacts affected in the U.S.

Toyota reeling from pedal recall

UNDATED - 2.3 million Toyotas have been recalled for sticky accelerators. Toyota says it has a fix for the problem and have three plants ramping up production to get the job done. Meanwhile financially-troubled General Motors is taking this op

Taxpayers pay $101,000 for Pelosi's in-flight 'food, booze'

It reads like a dream order for a wild frat party: Maker's Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey's Irish Crème, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewars scotch, Bombay Sapph

Obama: Can We Play Nice?

In face-to-face meeting with GOP lawmakers, Obama declares 'I am not an ideologue,' and urges them to work with Dems to pass economic, health care reform | VIDEO