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Roach-eating contest winner choked to death

A 32-year-old man who died after downing dozens of roaches and worms last month to win a python at a Florida reptile store choked to death, medical officials said Monday.

Yasser Arafat's body exhumed

The body of former Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat was exhumed Tuesday for tests to see if poisoning led to his 2004 death, according to WAFA, the official Palestinian news agency.

Roach-eating contest winner choked to death

A 32-year-old man who died after downing dozens of roaches and worms last month to win a python at a Florida reptile store choked to death, medical officials said Monday.

BCS Standings Have Irish vs SEC in Championship

With the latest BCS standings out, it looks like undefeated Notre Dame will play the winner of the SEC championship game for the BCS title.

McCain says he's open to changing his mind on Susan Rice

Sen. John McCain, who has led the effort to discredit Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday he was willing to listen to Rice's testimony if she's nominated to become the next secretary of state.

Graham says he'd break no-tax 'pledge'

A leading Republican senator said Sunday he's willing to break the no-tax pledge promoted by activist Grover Norquist if Democrats are willing to help pass spending reforms on government programs like Social Security and Medicare.

Retiring lawmakers reflect on remaining challenges

When the new session of Congress begins in January, most of the faces on Capitol Hill will be the same - incumbents in both the House and the Senate overwhelmingly won re-election in November.

No Powerball winner sends jackpot to record $425 million

No one hit the jackpot in the latest Powerball drawing, pushing the next prize of $425 million into the history books. The prize for Saturday night's Powerball was $325 million -- the fourth-largest in the game's history.

Fire engulfs yacht off Miami Beach; 3 rescued

A fire engulfed a yacht a mile off Miami Beach on Saturday, sending a thick column of black smoke into the clear blue sky before rescue crews were able to put it out, the Coast Guard said.

Taylor Swift: I still have a lot to learn

With her mega-successful career, one might think that country pop star Taylor Swift has it all figured out.