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Rescue delayed for icebound ship in Antarctica
The latest attempt to rescue passengers on board a research ship that has been trapped in Antarctic ice for more than a week was delayed again today after sea ice prevented a barge from reaching one of the rescue vessels.
Santa's sleigh delayed after snags at UPS, FedEx
Santa's sleigh didn't make it in time for Christmas for some this year due to shipping problems at UPS and FedEx.
'Montana Dueling Dinos' to sell at NYC auction
"Montana Dueling Dinosaurs" are up for sale at Bonhams auction house on Tuesday for an estimated $7 million to $9 million, a price out of the reach of most museums.
Police: Spy in bag probably died by accident
A spy whose naked, decomposing body was found inside a padlocked gym bag at his apartment likely died in an accident with no one else involved, British police said Wednesday — a tentative conclusion that is unlikely to calm conspiracy theories around the bizarre case.
2 human rights groups criticize US drone program
The United States on Tuesday defended drone strikes targeting al-Qaida operatives and others it deems enemies, rejecting reports by two human-rights groups questioning the legality of strikes they asserted have killed or wounded scores of civilians in Yemen and Pakistan.
Official: Woman killed in DC chase was delusional
A Connecticut woman shot to death by police after she tried to drive through barricades outside the White House held the delusional belief that the president was communicating with her, a federal law enforcement official said Friday.
Calif. fire prompts unhealthy air warnings in Nev.
The giant wildfire burning at the edge of Yosemite National Park has not only destroyed buildings and threatened water supplies, electricity and sequoias, it has also unleashed a smoky haze that has worsened air quality more than 100 miles away in Nevada.
3 shot dead at Pa. town meeting; shooter tackled
A gunman blasted shots through the wall of a Pennsylvania municipal building during a meeting on Monday and then barged into the meeting room and continued firing, killing three people, before he was tackled by a local official and shot with his own gun, a witness said.
Carson's 'Tonight' highlights now available online
Heeeere's Johnny on iTunes! For the first time, content from "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" is available for digital download.
Filibuster fight: Senators scrapping over nominees
A showdown looming, Republicans and Democrats struggled without success Monday night in marathon, closed-door talks to resolve the fate of several of President Barack Obama's stalled appointees, a dispute that threatened what little bipartisan cooperation remains in the Senate.
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