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Scrambling for a Health Deal

Problems in Congress threaten to overshadow a White House event designed to boost health care overhaul

'Innocent' Detainees Might Not Go Free

Obama administration says it could imprison non-U.S. citizens at Gitmo indefinitely even if they've been acquitted

Good News: Traffic Congestion Down Across U.S.

Drivers are spending less time stuck in rush-hour traffic for a second straight year, the first-ever two-year decline in congestion as high gas prices and the economic downturn force many Americans to change how they commute.

Federal Web Sites Knocked Out by Cyber Attack

A widespread and unusually resilient computer attack that began July 4 knocked out the Web sites of several government agencies, including some that are responsible for fighting cyber crime, The Associated Press has learned.

Federal Buildings Fail Security Test

Report says bomb-making materials snuck into federal buildings, past police agency charged with security

Cracking the Whip

Obama's chief of staff works with skeptical House Democrats to craft legislation to reform health care

Mystery Surrounds Michael Jackson's Burial

It appears unlikely that the cemetery will be Forest Lawn Memorial Park, as was originally expected

Fiery Conn. Standoff Ends With Husband's Surrender

An advertising executive who snatched his ex-wife from a parking lot, held her hostage for hours during a standoff with police and then refused to leave their burning home finally surrendered when flames made their way to the basement where he was hi

Churchill Can't Reclaim Job After 9-11 Nazi Comparison

Judge refuses to reinstate a University of Colorado professor who was fired on plagiarism charges after likening Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi, even though a jury ruled in that his firing was politically motivated.

Soldier Could Face Death Penalty Over Iraq Killings

An Army sergeant charged with killing two U.S. soldiers at their patrol base in Iraq opened fire to protect himself, his defense attorney said at the end of a hearing to determine if the case goes to a court-martial.