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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

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.

NJ Sen. Frank Lautenberg, 86, has stomach lymphoma

PATERSON, N.J. – Sen. Frank Lautenberg, at 86 the nation's second oldest U.S.

Soldiers allegedly attempt to poison food at Fort Jackson

FORT JACKSON, South Carolina - The U.S.

School accused of spying: Webcams used for missing laptops

PHILADELPHIA – A suburban Philadelphia school district accused of spying on students at home via school-issued computers told parents it only activated the webcams to find missing laptops. The schools' technology and security departments would act

Toyota’s chief to testify to U.S. congress on recalls

Feb. 19 - Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda will testify at a U.S. congressional hearing on the automaker’s record recalls, after an initial decision to send another executive raised criticism of his handling of the crisis.