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Australian Olympic swimmers in hot water after gun photo

Two Australian Olympic swimmers who posted pictures on Facebook of themselves brandishing weapons have been ordered to take them down by the country's swimming authorities.

Facebook stock down almost 30 percent

Facebook's stock continued its decline Monday, as the share price sank to its lowest point following its initial public offering, a decline of more than 30%.

Oil prices drop below $88 to 7-month low

The price of oil dropped below $88 a barrel Wednesday, hitting a seven-month low, as fiscal worries in Europe sparked a broad sell-off across markets.

Panetta defends Afghan strategy following Romney jabs

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Sunday labeled Mitt Romney's attacks on the withdrawal strategy in Afghanistan "campaign rhetoric" and defended the 2014 drawdown date.

Oil prices slide to 7-month low

Oil prices fell below $90 a barrel for the first time in seven months Wednesday as tumult in the eurozone, excess supply and positive news out of Iran weighed on prices.

Mongolia tries to stop sale of rare dinosaur fossil

(CNN) -- It's no bloody, foot-stomping battle to the death, but a legal fight befitting a mighty dinosaur is playing out on two continents as Mongolia's president tries to block the sale of a nearly complete skeleton of a 24-foot-long d

Mexican troops capture a top suspect in slayings of 49

One of the main suspects in the killings of 49 people in northern Mexico received orders from the top leaders of the Zetas cartel, a military official said Monday.

Norway Breivik trial

A man set himself on fire Tuesday outside the court in Norway's capital, Oslo, where Anders Behring Breivik is on trial over terror attacks last summer that killed 77 people.

Joran van der Sloot challenges extradition to U.S.

Joran van der Sloot told a judge and prosecutor Tuesday that he would prefer to finish serving a 28-year murder sentence in Peru rather than be extradited to the United States to face charges related to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, hi

Data show most firearms recovered at Mexican crime scenes originate in U.S.

Nearly 70% of guns recovered from Mexican criminal activity during the past five years and traced by the U.S.