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ACORN workers cleared over illegal advice given in video

BROOKLYN, New York - Brooklyn prosecutors on Monday cleared ACORN of criminal wrongdoing after a four-month probe that began when undercover conservative activists filmed workers giving what appeared to be illegal a

Hazmat Crews, FBI Called to IRS Building in Utah

OGDEN, Utah - Hazardous material crews were called to an IRS building in Ogden, Utah on Monday, less than two weeks after a man deliberately crashed his private plane into a Texas building that housed IRS workers, a

Some Iraq, Afghanistan war veterans criticize movie 'Hurt Locker' as inaccurate

Time magazine called "The Hurt Locker" "a near-perfect war film," but Ryan Gallucci, an Iraq war veteran, had to turn the movie off three times, he says, "or else I would have thrown my remote through the television

Supreme Court scrutinizes state, local gun control

WASHINGTON - Gun control advocates think, if not pray, they can win by losing when the Supreme Court decides whether the constitutional right to possess guns serves as a check on state and local regulation of firear

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

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.

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.

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.

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.