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Leaders Throwing in the Towel in Copenhagen?

What began with excitement and anticipation two weeks ago ended Friday night with disappointment and anger for thousands, as world leaders and environmentalists streamed out of the Copenhagen climate conference without an agreement.

Did NFL Player Chris Henry Jump to His Death?

A witness claims an NFL player threatened to kill himself moments before taking a fatal fall from the back of a pickup truck.

Man Naked in Own Home Hit With Indecent Exposure

A Virginia man has been convicted of indecent exposure after police say he stood naked inside his house as a 7-year-old boy and his mother walked by.

Obama calls for action in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN — A visibly angry Barack Obama threw down the gauntlet at China and other developing nations Friday, declaring that the time has come "not to talk but to act" on climate change.

Iranian forces take over Iraq oil well

NASIRIYAH, Iraq – Iranian forces took control of a southern Iraqi oil well on a disputed section of the border on Friday, US and Iraqi officials told AFP.

Infamous Auschwitz sign stolen

OSWIECIM, Poland – The Nazis' infamous iron sign declaring "Arbeit Macht Frei" —German for "Work Sets You Free" — was stolen Friday from the entrance of the former Auschwitz death camp, Polish police said.

Israel Divided on Soldier Release Deal

Prime Minister Netanyahu reluctant to sign-off on pact to secure release of kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit

Happiest states in America, Texas in top half

UNDATED - Ever wondered if you'd be happier in sunny Florida or snow-covered Minnesota? New research on state-level happiness could answer that question.

Democrats Descend IntoSenate Health Care Brawl

With just days left to prove they can pass health care legislation, Senate Dems seeking a rendezvous with history have instead detoured to an intraparty fight

Climate Talks Bog Down in Last-Minute Disputes

The U.N. climate talks are running into serious problems, just hours before President Barack Obama and other world leaders are scheduled to gather for their climate summit.