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ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, the Republican Party’s vice presidential candidate in 2008, said on Friday she will resign this month, an unexpected move that could signal a run for higher office. Palin took no questions after a brief news conference in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska, members of her state Cabinet by [...]

For more than 200 years, buried deep within Thomas Jefferson’s correspondence and papers, there lay a mysterious cipher — a coded message that appears to have remained unsolved. Until now.

This is the face of a knife-wielding thug who got more than he bargained for when he broke into a 72-year-old retired boxer’s home.

The U.S. Supreme Court overruled President Barack Obama‘s high court nominee Sonia Sotomayor on Monday in an important race discrimination case, but the White House remained confident she would be approved.

To Protect and to Serve…and to Overreact’ If you’re a police officer, Hollywood has blessed (or cursed) you with a rich history of role models, decades worth of fictionalized examples to follow on TV and in film. Today, Joe Friday is frowning beneath his fedora. Sonny Crockett just lowered his Ray-Bans to take a second, [...]

Inquiries into Michael Jackson’s death yesterday flooded news and search sites, causing Twitter to crash, Google to give errors, and severe slowdown across the Internet as a whole.

The manager of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park has been fired following charges he sexually harassed a mermaid.

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, who has been seen as a potential candidate for the 2012 U.S. presidential election, tearfully admitted on Wednesday he had been unfaithful to his wife and resigned as chairman of the Republican Governors’ Association.

A pot-smoking British postal carrier has pleaded guilty to burning mail after he said the weed made him too lazy to deliver it. Neil Goddard of York told police that he smoked so much of the $13,000 worth of marijuana plants growing in his home that he was unable to keep up with his deliveries, [...]

One Metro transit train smashed into the rear of another at the height of the capital city’s Monday evening rush hour, killing at least six people and injuring scores of others as the front end of the trailing train jackknifed violently into the air and fell atop the first.

The bride wore white and earrings resembling tiny planets, the groom a tuxedo and cuff links shaped like spacecraft, and the wedding party attended in blue jump suits. New York City couple Erin Finnegan and Noah Fulmor floated into matrimony on Saturday thousands of feet (metres) above the Gulf of Mexico in what organizers said [...]