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Marines push 'The Breacher' against Taliban lines

SISTANI, Afghanistan – In comes "The Joker." That's the nickname given by the crew to one of the 72-ton, 40-foot (12-meter)-long Assault Breacher Vehicles.

Haiti judge to free U.S. missionaries in kidnap case

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - A Haitian judge has decided to release 10 U.S.

Lindsey Vonn is unsure about skiing in Olympics

The Vonncouver Olympics may be on hold. In an exclusive interview with NBC's "Today Show," Lindsey Vonn told Matt Lauer that she suffered a deep contusion on her shin during a practice run last week in Austria.

'Deadliest Catch' captain dies

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Phil Harris, the fishing boat captain whose adventures off the Alaska coast were captured on the television show "Deadliest Catch", has died, the Discovery Channel said Tuesday night.

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