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Toyota probes Corolla steering, considers recall

TOKYO – Toyota is considering a recall of its hot-selling Corolla subcompact after complaints about power steering problems — another blow to the world's largest automaker already reeling from a string of recalls for safety troubles. Despite press

Obama's latest bipartisan outreach: nuclear energy

WASHINGTON – Prodding Republicans, President Barack Obama on Tuesday championed nuclear energy expansion as the latest way that feuding parties can move beyond the "broken politics" of Washington that have imperiled his agenda and soured voters. H

A frail King Tut died from malaria, broken leg

CAIRO – Egypt's most famous pharaoh, King Tutankhamun, was a frail boy who suffered from a cleft palate and club foot.

White House hints of new health bill

WASHINGTON - With the House and the Senate still at loggerheads over their health care bills, the White House hinted on Tuesday that President Obama might post his own bill on the Internet before the bipartisan health care summit he is planning for B

Toyota idling Texas, Kentucky plants to cut inventory

Toyota says it plans to idle production at assembly plants in Texas and Kentucky while it grapples with massive recalls in the United States. Toyota spokesman Mike Goss says a plant in San Antonio, Texas, has scheduled production breaks for the we

Govt demands Toyota recall documents

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Department is formally demanding documents related to Toyota's massive recalls in the United States to find out if the automaker conducted three of its recalls in a timely manner. The legal documents were delivered

Audit finds US census preparations wasted millions

WASHINGTON - The Census Bureau wasted millions of dollars in preparation for its 2010 population count, including thousands of temporary employees who picked up $300 checks without performing work and others who overbilled for travel costs. Federa

Evan Bayh For President? Senator May Be Eyeing White House Run

It took Evan Bayh, the son of a legendary Senator from Indiana, two terms of his own to learn that the conservative Democrat was living a lie as a legislator.

Olympian competes at 5 months pregnant

VANCOUVER -As with all curling teams, Team Canada features five members.

Taliban's top military commander captured

ISLAMABAD – The Taliban's top military commander has been arrested in a joint CIA-Pakistani operation in Pakistan in a major victory against the insurgents as U.S.