Is Oscar Pistorius' athletic career finished?

Oscar Pistorius, 2012 Olympics, 400 meters heats

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The remarkable sporting triumphs and the fame and fortune it brought Oscar Pistorius receded into the distance Tuesday as he received a five-year sentence for…

King Tut's 'virtual autopsy' reveals surprise

King Tut mask

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King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.

Report: U.S. drug war in Afghanistan failing

America's drug war in Afghanistan is failing badly, a U.S. government watchdog says in a new report.

Afghan farmers are growing bumper crops of opium poppies -…

Judge scolds lawyer for having baby in court

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When I first heard the story about an Atlanta judge who reprimanded an immigration attorney for bringing her 4-week-old to court for a hearing -- a hearing…

White House corrects record on 'unpaid bills'

The White House has issued on Tuesday a corrected official transcript of a speech President Barack Obama gave Monday at a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago to…

Sweden bent on exposing mystery sub

Sweden won't exactly confirm that it's been looking for a foreign submarine in the country's territorial waters.

But if it finds something it doesn't like, it…

Man City stunned behind closed doors in Moscow

The sound of silence is one Russian club CSKA Moscow is getting used to.

For the second time in a month its 18,600 capacity Arena Khimki was closed to fans…

That sweet drink may make you age faster

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Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages may make certain cells in your body age faster, a new study suggests.

Ahmed Chalabi Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Ahmed Chalabi, leader of the Iraqi National Congress (INC) since 1992.

Personal: Birth date: October 30, 1944

Birth place: Baghdad,…

Wreck of German U-boat found off N. Carolina

A World War II German U-boat, sunk during the Battle of the Atlantic more than 72 years ago, has been discovered off the coast of North Carolina, the National…

Colorado wants to ban pot-laced brownies, candy

Brownies blurb


Colorado health officials want to ban sales of marijuana-infused brownies, cookies and most candies.

U.S. companies return to Mexico's one-time 'murder capital'

For years, the only industry Juarez was famous for was murder.

But now American companies are betting on a comeback that once seemed highly unlikely.


Ex-counterterror head: 'Imminent threat'

The former head of U.S. counterterror operations said Tuesday the "imminent threat" posed by an al Qaeda offshoot in Syria hasn't lessened after a U.S. air…

Senate schedules its own Ebola hearing


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The Senate will hold a hearing on the increasingly political debate over the government's handling of the Ebola outbreak -- but not until after the midterm…

The 'Why bother?' election

Of course it matters.

But many if not most Americans see the midterm election two weeks from Tuesday as likely to change little or nothing of consequence.…

W. Africa travelers restricted to 5 US airports

JFK airport Ebola screening

U.S. Customs & Border Protection

All travelers flying into the United States from the West African countries most impacted by the Ebola virus can only enter the U.S. through five airports,…

American released from North Korea

Jeffrey Edward Fowle in North Korea


Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at his hotel, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State…

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"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

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--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

""There's a lot of things happening that can change the dynamic of this race from the past. So it will certainly be interesting to see."

--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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