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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.

Have you ever seen a plane land sideways?

Bilbao, Spain — Take a look at this! High winds in Bilbao, Spain made normally routine landings treacherous, but at least they managed to land. Four flights were diverted from the airport due to the weather.

Small plane with unresponsive pilot circling over Gulf

The U.S. Coast Guard and Air Force jets are monitoring a small plane with an unresponsive pilot over the Gulf of Mexico, the services reported Thursday.

CNN Poll: Iran a bigger threat to U.S. than North Korea

CNN — Americans see Iran as a bigger threat to the United States than North Korea, according to a new poll.