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USA hockey makes the gold medal game, embarrass Finland

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The whole "it's all about goaltending" thing is a hockey cliché of legendary status, but let's be honest here: We've seen two very good goalies epically fail in the elimination ro

Pressure Mounts on Rangel

Dem Congressman defies bipartisan calls to resign as head of Ways and Means Committee despite report that found he took corporate-funded trips | SLIDESHOW

White House social secretary Rogers resigning

WASHINGTON – White House social secretary Desiree Rogers is stepping down three months after taking heavy criticism for allowing gate crashers into the administration's first state dinner.

N.Y. School Sued for Disbanding Christian Student Club

A 'Christ-centered' legal group has filed a federal lawsuit against a high school in New York, accusing it of religious discrimination after it disbanded a student Christian club while leaving dozens of other clubs active.

SeaWorld Stands by Killer Whale

Two days after a killer whale grabbed the pony tail of his trainer and dragged her into the tank, causing her to drown, SeaWorld officials affirmed the giant orca would not be punished.

Top US Marine rejects Obama plan to repeal gay ban

The head of the US Marines said on Thursday he opposed ending the ban on gays serving openly in the military, the first top officer to break openly with President Barack Obama over the issue.

Teacher Killed at Tacoma, Wash., Elementary School

A man shot and killed a special education teacher as she walked into her Tacoma, Wash., school Friday, shortly before students began arriving for school.

23,000 now expected to lose jobs after shuttle retirement

VIERA — The local economic forecast tied to President Barack Obama's proposed NASA budget keeps growing bleaker.

Teammate says Ohno will retire after Vancouver Games end

VANCOUVER - Apolo Anton Ohno has kept information on his post-Vancouver future closer to his chest than any of his Winter Olympic medals, but finally it appears his golden career is about to end.

Petra sets record, sells diamond for $35 million

LONDON – Petra Diamonds sold a 507-carat diamond for $35.3 million on Friday, breaking a record as the highest price ever paid for a rough diamond.