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Bob Dole hospitalized, undergoing therapy

WASHINGTON - Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is hospitalized at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, undergoing therapy after recovering from pneumonia, his spokesman says. Dole, 86, was admitted to the military hospital about three weeks ag

ACORN 'dissolved as a national structure'

The embattled liberal group ACORN is in the process of dissolving its national structure, with state and local-chapters splitting off from the underfunded, controversial national group, an official close to the group confirmed. "ACORN has dissolve

2 arrested in string of Texas church fires

TYLER, Texas — Two men who once attended church together were charged Sunday with intentionally burning down a church in east Texas and are suspected in a string of similar blazes, authorities said. Jason Robert Bourque, 19, and 21-year-old Dani

Daughter says pilot in Texas IRS crash was a hero

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The daughter of a man who crashed his small plane into an IRS building in Texas is calling her father a hero. Joe Stack's adult daughter, Samantha Bell, tells ABC's "Good Morning America" the plane attack was "inappropriate."

Obama puts forward last-ditch health care plan

WASHINGTON - Making a last-ditch effort to save his health care overhaul, President Barack Obama on Monday put forward a nearly $1 trillion, 10-year compromise that would allow the government to deny or roll back egregious insurance premium increases

Johnson uses pit break to win again at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif. — A career came full circle for Jimmie Johnson, who won his first Cup Series race at Auto Club Speedway in 2002 and Sunday claimed his fifth victory at the 2-mile track and the 48th of his career — matching the No.

Lago heads home early after risque pictures on Web

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP)—American halfpipe bronze medalist Scotty Lago volunteered to leave the Olympics on Friday after risque pictures of him showed up on the Internet. Lago, who was awarded his bronze medal Thursday night, was at a part

Caught in the Web: British TV anchors forget Ash Wednesday

Here are some stories we found tonight, "Caught in the Web": British TV anchors forget Ash Wednesday: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLeJMoS-_Jo Gary Coleman storms off set of 'The Insider' after he's accused of beating his wife: http://enter

Student wounded in NIU shooting; suspect in custody

A student at Northern Illinois University was shot and wounded Friday, triggering a brief lockdown of the campus that was lifted after the suspected assailant was caught, school authorities said.