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Qaeda denies fighters killed, Yemen vows more strikes
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Qaeda denies fighters killed, Yemen vows more strikes

The Yemen-based wing of al Qaeda said on Monday its fighters had survived an air strike last week that Yemeni officials said killed six leaders of the militant group.

“Toronto 18″ mastermind gets life for bomb plot
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
“Toronto 18″ mastermind gets life for bomb plot

Zakaria Amara, considered the ringleader of the “Toronto 18″ extremist Muslim group that planned al Qaeda-style bombings of Toronto landmarks in 2006, was given a life sentence on Monday, the stiffest penalty yet imposed under Canadian anti-terrorism laws.

Turk who shot Pope John Paul released from prison
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Turk who shot Pope John Paul released from prison

The man who tried to kill Pope John Paul II nearly 30 years ago was released from a Turkish prison on Monday, rekindling the mystery over whether he acted alone or had been hired by a Soviet-era secret service.

Kabul “under control” after brazen Taliban assault
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Kabul “under control” after brazen Taliban assault

Taliban gunmen launched a brazen assault on the center of Kabul on Monday, with suicide bombers blowing themselves up at several locations and militants battling security forces from inside a shopping center engulfed in flames.

U.S. and U.N. boost Haiti aid security as food drops in
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
U.S. and U.N. boost Haiti aid security as food drops in

U.S. troops protected aid handouts and the United Nations sought extra peacekeepers in earthquake-shattered Haiti on Monday as marauding looters emptied wrecked shops and desperate survivors began to receive medical care and air-dropped food.

Experts urge screening for obesity in kids
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Experts urge screening for obesity in kids

Doctors should screen children and teens between 6 and 18 years for extra pounds, a federal task force recommends.

U.S. poll: fewer see Obama advancing racial ties
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
U.S. poll: fewer see Obama advancing racial ties

Fewer Americans believe the presidency of Barack Obama, the first African American elected to the White House, has helped advance race relations compared with a year ago, a Washington Post-ABC News poll suggests.

Obama State of Union set for Jan 27, budget Feb 1
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Obama State of Union set for Jan 27, budget Feb 1

President Barack Obama plans to deliver his annual State of the Union address on January 27 and will present his budget plan on February 1, senior administration officials said on Monday.

Some 390 tons of U.S. ground beef recalled
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Some 390 tons of U.S. ground beef recalled

Some 390 tons of ground beef produced by a California meat packer, some of it nearly two years ago, is being recalled for fear of potentially deadly E. coli bacterium tainting, U.S. officials said on Monday.

U.S. aid groups muster help for Haitian children
January 18, 2010 – 11:00 pm
U.S. aid groups muster help for Haitian children

Since a disastrous earthquake struck Haiti on Tuesday, Americans have opened their hearts and wallets to help a nation that aid officials say has half or more of its population younger than 18.