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USA hockey makes the gold medal game, embarrass Finland

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The whole "it's all about goaltending" thing is a hockey cliché of legendary status, but let's be honest here: We've seen two very good goalies epically fail in the elimination round; not even giving their team a c

White House social secretary Rogers resigning

WASHINGTON – White House social secretary Desiree Rogers is stepping down three months after taking heavy criticism for allowing gate crashers into the administration's first state dinner.

Bottom line on health care summit: Dems push ahead

WASHINGTON – Democratic congressional leaders vowed Friday to resurrect their long-stalled health care legislation, with or without Republican suggestions or even their votes. One day after an unprecedented health care summit that brought together

Top US Marine rejects Obama plan to repeal gay ban

The head of the US Marines said on Thursday he opposed ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President Barack Obama over the issue.

Elementary teacher killed at Tacoma, Washington school

TACOMA - A special education teacher was shot to death at a Tacoma, Wash., elementary school and police fatally shot the suspect, according to media reports. The Tacoma School District confirmed that a teacher from Birney Elementary School had bee

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. Revised projections now show that about 23,000 workers at and around Kennedy Space Center will lose their jobs because of the shuttles

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. Ohno's Team USA colleague Simon Cho let things slip

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. Analysts had estimated the value of the stone, one of the 20 biggest high-quality rough diamonds, a

Caught in the Web: Church members let loose for worship

Here are some stories we found tonight, "Caught in the Web": Church members in Virginia worship in the nude: http://www.wvec.com/news/local/INSIDE-A-NAKED-CHURCH-85062392.html Aquarium at a Dubai mall springs a leak: http://www.dailymail.co.u

Judge OKs child support for Bristol Palin's son

PALMER, Alaska – A judge on Thursday approved child support for Bristol Palin and set a trial date to force the issue along, while urging her and the father of her son to work out a resolution outside of the courtroom. Judge Kari C.