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Families of 4 Blackwater contractors killed in Fallujah in 2004 reach settlement with company

RALEIGH, N.C. -Days after the last U.S. troops left Iraq, a federal appeals court ended a lawsuit over an episode that produced one of the more disturbing images of the war: the grisly killings of...

Huntsman objects to attack ad featuring his adopted daughters from China, India

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman says Rep. Ron Paul's supporters are out of line with a web ad that uses images of Huntsman's adopted daughters from China and India to argue that he doesn...

Explosion kills 6 children, 1 man in southern Afghan province

KABUL, Afghanistan-Police say a bomb hidden in a trash heap has killed six children and one man in southern Afghanistan. Police spokesman Farid Ayal says the children were rummaging for scrap metal...

Sony reports online security breach, 2,000 Sony Ericsson Canada customers hit

There have been no reports of damage from the security breach, discovered Tuesday, and the server has been shut down, he said. An investigation was under way, and other details were not immediately...

Facebook effect: Social network sways online news readership as people share, 'like' items

Facebook influences what news gets read online as people use the popular hangout to share and recommend content, study says.

Sony executives apologize for PlayStation security breach

Data from 10 million credit cards believed to be involved, as well as personal information.

'Calm' Mariah Carey gives birth to baby boy and girl with husband Nick Cannon by her side

Singing superstar has yet to announce the twins' names.

Fairy tale romance: Wills weds Kate as billions watch and hope for a happy ending this time

With a simple "I will," royal couple marry before a worldwide audience of billions.

Gray skies may rain on wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton

Bad weather isn't expected to dampen worldwide enthusiasm for royal nuptials.

Probe launched into high radiation levels at Ohio reactor

Workers exposed during shutdown for refuelling, officials say.