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ATF blames Texas church fires on serial arsonist

TYLER, Texas – A spate of recent fires that destroyed or damaged several churches in eastern Texas were intentionally set, likely by the same person or group, federal authorities said Tuesday. Fires that broke out at two churches near Tyler on Mon

California health care deparment breaches privacy

The Department of Health Care Services said Monday it has breached the privacy of 49,352 people who receive adult day-care services from the state. The department said that letters it mailed a week ago to 49,352 Medi-Cal beneficiaries wrongly incl

US Army closes in on targeted southern Afghan town

NEAR LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan – U.S.

Toyota recalls 437,000 Priuses, hybrids globally

TOKYO – Toyota is recalling 437,000 Prius and other hybrid vehicles worldwide to fix brake problems — the latest embarrassing safety lapse at the world's largest automaker. "I don't see Toyota as an infallible company that never makes mistakes," P

China PLA officers urge economic punch against U.S.

BEIJING - Senior Chinese military officers have proposed that their country boost defense spending, adjust PLA deployments, and possibly sell some U.S.

Veteran congressman's death adds to Barack Obama's woes

The Democratic party faces another election test after the death yesterday of John Murtha, a congressman dubbed by his colleagues the "king of pork". Murtha, aged 77, had been in the House of Representatives since being elected to his Pennsylvania

Obama hopes to see jobs package in coming weeks

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama, reaching out to lawmakers in both U.S. political parties, said on Tuesday he hoped Congress would soon deliver a package of measures to boost U.S. employment and economic growth. "My hope is ...

Caught in the Web: Video game offers $1 million for perfect game

Here are some stories we found tonight, "Caught in the Web": What did you think of the Super Bowl ads last night?

Rep. John Murtha dies at 77

HARRISBURG, PA. - U.S. Rep. John Murtha, an influential critic of the Iraq War whose congressional career was shadowed by questions about his ethics, died Monday. He was 77.

Michael Jackson's doctor charged with manslaughter

LOS ANGELES - Michael Jackson's doctor has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's death. Prosecutors announced the charge Monday against Dr. Conrad Murray, a Houston cardiologist who was with Jackson when he died June 25.