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South: High-level talks between Koreas called off

What were supposed to be the first high-level talks between North Korean and South Korean officials in years will not happen as scheduled Wednesday, South Korea's Unification Ministry announced.

Cash-only doctors abandon the insurance system

Fed up with declining payments and rising red tape, a small but growing number of doctors are opting out of the insurance system completely. They're expecting patients to pony up with cash.

Arizona police: 4-year-old boy fatally shoots his father

A man was fatally wounded when his 4-year-old son fired a gun he found while they were visiting a residence in Prescott Valley, Arizona, officials said.

U.S intelligence leak: What next for Edward Snowden?

Edward Snowden, the former technical assistant for the CIA who has leaked details of a top-secret American program, is hiding out in a hotel in Hong Kong.

Mother who lost one son fights for other to get new lungs

Milagros Martinez endured losing one of her sons to cystic fibrosis before he could get a lung transplant. Now she's hoping her younger boy, Javier Acosta, 11, will get such an operation in time.

U.S intelligence leak: What next for Edward Snowden?

Edward Snowden, the former technical assistant for the CIA who has leaked details of a top-secret American program, is hiding out in a hotel in Hong Kong.

Attorney: No imminent plans to put Zimmerman on stand

Despite the intense scrutiny and heated emotions surrounding his client's case, George Zimmerman's defense attorney says he has no immediate plans to ask for a change of venue or to put his client on the stand.

Senators should have known about snooping, says McCain

-- Lawmakers who are now expressing outrage over the government's surveillance of phone records and Internet activity should have paid closer attention when they were voting to reauthorize provisions in the Patriot Act, Sen.

Santa Monica shooting suspect ID'd; father, brother among victims

The suspect in a shooting spree that left four people dead in Santa Monica has been identified as John Zawahri, sources told CNN.

Iran takes key step in nuclear reactor construction

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was on hand Sunday as officials at a nuclear plant took a critical step toward completing a reactor, the semiofficial Fars News Agency reported.