ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A federal judge has ordered the Interior Department to decide within 16 days whether polar bears should be listed as a threatened species because of global warming.
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Police on Tuesday released nearly 200 people who were arrested last week in a raid at opposition headquarters, while President Bush called on Zimbabwe's neighbors to step up the pressure on longtime leader Robert Mugabe.
DALLAS - A Dallas man who spent more than 27 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit was freed Tuesday, after being incarcerated longer than any other wrongfully convicted U.S. inmate cleared by DNA testing
SUFFOLK, Va. - Weary residents and business owners, some awakening in emergency shelters, braced themselves to see what was left of their homes and livelihoods Tuesday after three tornadoes smashed houses, piled cars on each other and injured more than 200 people.
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SAVANNAH - Though short on money, a state legislator will challenge U.S. Rep. John Barrow in the summer Democratic primary believing a grassroots campaign will be enough to unseat a veteran Congressman with a million-dollar war chest on his drive for a third term.
NEW YORK - Costs for nursing homes, assisted living facilities and some in-home care services have increased for a fifth consecutive year, and could rise further if a shortage of long-term care workers isn't resolved, a new study indicates.
DEAR DR. GOTT: I have cholesterol deposits in my eye sockets. They first appeared when I was in my early 30s, at a time when I was very athletic. My cholesterol level was so low that I tested out in the rare category. I went to an allegedly reputable eye surgeon, who told me I had cysts. He removed them surgically, leaving me with no eyelashes on the outside corners of both eyes, one eye a different shape than the other and scarring in the lower lash line. The deposits ultimately returned, and now there is a considerable amount below ...
OUTSIDE GARMSER, Afghanistan - Marines stormed into a Taliban-held town before daybreak Tuesday, trading gunfire with insurgents on the ground and using helicopter gunships to destroy a militant compound in one of Afghanistan's most violent regions.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - As power shifts in Pakistan from U.S. anti-terrorism ally President Pervez Musharraf, the new government is gambling on peace talks with Islamic militants to push back the tide of violent extremism.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghanistan's three top security chiefs managed to hold onto their jobs Tuesday despite admitting before parliament that they failed to prevent an attack on President Hamid Karzai even though they knew about the plot.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico - The house where Lorena Ochoa grew up overlooks the swimming pool at Guadalajara Country Club, a playground paradise for a tiny, wiry girl with big dreams.
BEIJING - Six Buddhist monks were among 30 people sentenced by a Chinese court Tuesday to jail terms ranging from three years to life for taking part in deadly riots in Tibet.
WASHINGTON - People can get more prison time for mail fraud than for violating safety standards that can kill workers, Democratic senators said Tuesday as they called for tougher punishment for workplace fatalities and stricter enforcement from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
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