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Obama-Dalai Lama meet shows U.S., China stay rivals

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama goes into today’s meeting with the Dalai Lama on notice that it will anger China’s leadership and add tension to an already strained relationship.

Tiger Woods to Discuss Past, Future Plans on Feb. 19

Tiger Woods will apologize for his behavior, and discuss his past and plans for the future, at a meeting in Florida on Feb. 19.

Sarah Palin tells Tea Partiers to pick a side

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin urged tea party activists on Tuesday night to “start picking a party.”

Haitian Judge Releases 8 of 10 American Missionaries

A Haitian judge said eight of the 10 U.S. missionaries arrested on charges of child kidnapping three weeks ago would be released Wednesday, while the other two will face further questioning, Reuters reported.

TSA to swab airline passengers' hands in search for explosives

Washington - To the list of instructions you hear at airport checkpoints, add this: "Put your palms forward, please."

President Obama to outspend FDR

After he signed a law last week authorizing the U.S. Treasury to borrow an additional $1.9 trillion, President Barack Obama delivered a characteristically sanctimonious speech.

Afghan Army Raises Flag in Taliban Stronghold of Marjah

Military commanders raised the Afghan flag in the bullet-ridden main market of the Taliban's southern stronghold of Marjah on Wednesday as firefights continued to break out elsewhere in the town between holed-up militants and U.S. and Afghan troops.

Killers Used Fake U.K. Passports in Hamas Assassination

Israel's foreign minister said Wednesday there was no reason to assume the Mossad assassinated a Hamas military commander in Dubai, even as suspicions mounted that spy agency made the hit using European passports.

Toyota Probing Corolla Power-Steering Problems

Toyota is looking into possible power steering problems with the hot-selling Corolla subcompact while its president said Wednesday he won't be attending the U.S. Congressional hearing on the automaker's safety lapses.

Afghan Official: Taliban Using Human Shields

Taliban fighters are increasingly using civilians as human shields in the assault on the southern town of Marjah, an Afghan official said Wednesday as military squads resumed painstaking house-to-house searches in the Taliban stronghold.