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Terror Plot Suspect Zazi Contacted by Al Qaeda Chief

Intelligence officials say the terrorist operative who contacted an Afghan immigrant accused of plotting a New York attack was the head of Afghanistan's Al Qaeda operations.

N.Y. School Won't Budge on Eagle Scout Suspension

As a 17-year-old Eagle Scout waits out a one-month suspension from his New York high school for having a 2-inch pocketknife locked in his car, the U.S.

Democrats launch attack on insurer exemption

WASHINGTON — The long-simmering tension between insurers and congressional Democrats is erupting into open warfare, with lawmakers stepping up their push to revoke a key federal protection for the insurance industry. Sen.

Eagle Scout Suspended for Keeping Pocketknife in Car

A 17-year-old Eagle Scout in upstate New York has been barred from stepping foot on school grounds for 20 days for keeping a 2-inch pocketknife locked in a survival kit in his car — a gift given to him by his grandfather, a police chief in a nearby t

USS New York Makes Trip From New Orleans to N.Y.

The USS New York is heading to its namesake city on its maiden voyage Tuesday morning.

Plan B for Iran? U.S. Speeds Delivery of Bunker-Buster

Pentagon officials acknowledge the largest non-atomic bomb is intended to blow up nuke sites like those in Iran• U.S., Russia Positions on Iran Nukes 'Coincide'

Sharpton, Jackson Attack Limbaugh's Rams Bid

The Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson attacked the bid by Rush Limbaugh to buy the St. Louis Rams on Monday, saying the conservative radio host's track record on race should exclude him from owning an NFL team.

Florida to Seek Death for 4 in Murder of Couple

Prosecutors said Monday they will seek the death penalty for four of eight people charged in the killings of a Panhandle couple known for adopting children with autism, Down syndrome and other special needs.

British Government to Sell Assets to Help Pay Off Debt

In a bold effort to help pay down government debt, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced a major sale of state and public assets on Monday, Times of London reported.

Scout, 6, Suspended for Bringing Camping Utensil to School

Zachary Christie was so excited to become a Cub Scout that he brought his camping utensil — a knife-fork-spoon combination tool — to school. Now he's suspended.