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Pets: bigger environmental threat than an SUV?

PARIS (AFP) – Man's best friend could be one of the environment's worst enemies, according to a new study which says the carbon pawprint of a pet dog is more than double that of a gas-guzzling sports utility vehicle. But the revelation in the book

Team that lost 100-0 ends awful streak

The Dallas Academy girls basketball team won the respect - and sympathy - of millions after losing a game 100-0 with class and dignity last winter.

Team that lost 100-0 ends awful streak

The Dallas Academy girls basketball team won the respect - and sympathy - of millions after losing a game 100-0 with class and dignity last winter.

East coast blizzard, view from space

The snowstorm that blanketed the East Coast this weekend was so big, it is even impressive from space.

Top Cuban official says Obama lied in Copenhagen

HAVANA – Cuba's foreign minister called President Barack Obama an "imperial and arrogant" liar Monday for his conduct at the U.N. climate conference, a reflection of the communist island's increasingly fiery verbal attacks on the U.S.

Iran expects speedy trial of 3 American hikers

BEIRUT – Iran's foreign minister said Monday he expects a speedy trial for three American hikers jailed since crossing the border from Iraq in July.

U.S. limits tarmac waits for passengers to 3 hours

WASHINGTON — The federal government will impose big fines starting this spring on airlines that keep passengers waiting on runways too long without feeding them or letting them off the plane. Airlines that let a plane sit on the tarmac for more th

Jimme Johnson wins athlete of the year

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - There was little recognition outside the racing world when Jimmie Johnson won his first NASCAR championship. Same with his second, and again with his third. But four straight championships?

Health bill passes make-or-break test vote

WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats won a crucial test vote on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, putting them on track for passage before Christmas of the historic legislation to remake the nation's medical system and cover 30 million uninsure

Gas could be the calvary in global warming fight

UNDATED - An unlikely source of energy has emerged to meet international demands that the United States do more to fight global warming: It's cleaner than coal, cheaper than oil and a 90-year supply is under our feet. It's natural gas, the same fo