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Bin Laden threatens US over alleged 9/11 plotter

CAIRO – Osama bin Laden threatened in a new message released Thursday to kill any Americans al-Qaida captures if the U.S. executes the self-professed mastermind of the Sept.

European privacy battle looms for Facebook, Google

GENEVA – You have been tagged in 12 photos — even if you're not signed up to the Web site. European regulators are investigating whether the practice of posting photos, videos and other information about people on sites such as Facebook without th

1st Sikh in decades graduates Army officer school

SAN ANTONIO – The soldiers in standard-issue fatigues and combat boots stood side-by-side repeating their creed: "I am an American soldier. I am a warrior and a member of a team.

GOP quick to release 'repeal' bills

House and Senate Republicans are preparing bills to repeal the health legislation approved Sunday by the House. Reps.

64% say Congress is doing a poor job

Voters continue to give Congress some of its lowest marks ever. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 11% of voters rate Congress’ performance as good or excellent, a range it’s been hovering in since late 2007.

U.S. states launch lawsuits against health care plan

CHICAGO, March 22 - Less than 24 hours after the U.S.

$1 million no longer enough for retirement

That target may be easy to remember, but it falls short of the true cost of what's required for post-career comfort.

Next front: Selling what Congress did

With sweeping health care reform almost reality, another battle is about to begin to define what it means for a skeptical public.

Dems sweeten health bill, set showdown Sunday vote

WASHINGTON – Historic health care change in the balance, Democrats plowed fresh billions into insurance subsidies for consumers on Thursday and added a $250 rebate for seniors facing high prescription drugs, last-minute sweeteners to sweeping $940 bi

Fess Parker, TV's 'Davy Crockett,' dies at 85

LOS ANGELES – Fess Parker, a baby-boomer idol in the 1950s who launched a craze for coonskin caps as television's Davy Crockett, died Thursday of natural causes.