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Teacher Killed at Tacoma, Wash., Elementary School

A man shot and killed a special education teacher as she walked into her Tacoma, Wash., school Friday, shortly before students began arriving for school.

23,000 now expected to lose jobs after shuttle retirement

VIERA — The local economic forecast tied to President Barack Obama's proposed NASA budget keeps growing bleaker.

Teammate says Ohno will retire after Vancouver Games end

VANCOUVER - Apolo Anton Ohno has kept information on his post-Vancouver future closer to his chest than any of his Winter Olympic medals, but finally it appears his golden career is about to end.

Petra sets record, sells diamond for $35 million

LONDON – Petra Diamonds sold a 507-carat diamond for $35.3 million on Friday, breaking a record as the highest price ever paid for a rough diamond.

N.Y. Man Killed During Return to Haitian Homeland

Officials believe Jowel Vieux is the first casualty of an American involved in Haitian relief efforts, has learned exclusively

Dems Prepare to Go 'Nuclear'

With their political fortunes at stake, Democrats signal they will muscle health care through without the GOP

Ethics Panel Finds Rangel in the Wrong

Embattled House Ways and Means Committee Chairman will be admonished for allowing corporation to pay for trips

What Snow? January Was 'Hottest' Ever

Despite images of Europe in a deep freeze and a blizzard-blasted U.S., scientists say Jan. was warmest on record

Qaddafi Calls for Jihad on Swiss After Minaret Ban

Libya's leader called for a jihad, or holy war, against Switzerland on Thurday because of its ban on mosque minarets — escalating a long-running diplomatic feud between the two countries.

Summit Change Anything?

Dems, GOP come together on some health care issues, still haven't resolved key disagreements on reform bill