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Palin: Alaska Needs 'Wake Up Call'

Palin hopes latest ethics complaint, for allegedly taking money for interviews, warrants new state ethics policy

Holder Eyes Torture Inquiry

Attorney General Eric Holder may appoint a prosecutor to probe Bush-era interrogations, countering Obama's wishes

Chips in Official IDs Raise Privacy Fears

RFID, coupled with other technologies, could make people trackable without their knowledge or consent.

Hayden: Secret CIA ProgramHad Congress' Support

Ex-CIA director rebukes assertions that Bush's post-9/11 surveillance program was concealed from Congress

More AIG Bonuses Coming?

Embattled insurance giant wants to give $250 million in promised bonuses despite earlier public outcry

Boston Zoo May Close, Euthanize Hundreds of Animals

The Franklin Park Zoo, a Boston landmark for nearly a century, may be forced to close and euthanize up to one-fifth of the animals in their care due to devastating budget cuts.

Obama Urges Africa to End Tyranny

In Ghana, Obama praises Africa's potential, calls for its societies to seize opportunities for peace

Iraqi Car Bomb Kills At Least 4

A car bomb detonated in a market killing at least four people and wounded at least 38 others in the latest Iraqi violence.

Smoking Ban to Strike U.S. Military?

Pentagon health experts reportedly pressing Defense Secretary Gates to ban the use of tobacco by troops

Florida Boy, 12, Jailed in 5-Week-Old Cousin's Death

A Cobb County judge has ruled that a 12-year-old Florida boy will remain in jail in the death of his 5-week-old cousin.