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Get ready for the post-WikiLeaks big chill

Get ready for the post-WikiLeaks big chill

After the latest WikiLeaks revelations, the government is setting in motion a new information “big chill,” reversing almost a decade of post-Sept. 11 efforts to nudge U.S. officials into sharing…

Bomber’s friends claim he was set up

Bomber’s friends claim he was set up

A defense attorney and friends suspect that a teenager accused of plotting mass killings in Portland was set up — groomed and talked into a plot to detonate what he…

Police worked to keep armed student calm

Police worked to keep armed student calm

Trapped in their classroom with a student gunman, a group of terrified Wisconsin high schoolers worked desperately to keep their captor calm by chatting and laughing with him about hunting…

Former Congressman Solarz dead at 70

Former Congressman Solarz dead at 70

Former New York Congressman Stephen J. Solarz, a foreign affairs expert who in 1986 revealed the extravagance of Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos, including her 3,000 pairs of shoes, died…

Satire-master Nielsen dead at 84

Satire-master Nielsen dead at 84

Despite decades spent playing sober commanders and serious captains, Leslie Nielsen insisted that he was always made for comedy. He proved it in his career’s second act. “Surely you can’t…

Lame-duck Congress still has a full plate

Lame-duck Congress still has a full plate

Congress has more than a plateful of leftovers to deal with as lawmakers return to the Capitol on Monday. At the top of the pile are the George W. Bush-era…

Harry Potter stays on top of box office

Harry Potter stays on top of box office

A fairy-tale princess gave young wizard Harry Potter a run for his money at the weekend box office. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ remained the No. 1…

Well, we always said Dr. Laura was a space cadet

Well, we always said Dr. Laura was a space cadet

Talk-show host Laura Schlessinger won’t stay away from radio very long — only a weekend, in fact. Sirius XM Radio Inc. said Monday it has a multiyear deal with Schlessinger…

Looks like the end is near for Michael Steele

Looks like the end is near for Michael Steele

A significant bloc of Republican National Committee members wants embattled chairman Michael Steele to step aside, but the rank and file have failed to settle on a clear alternative, according…

Obama back on basketball court…as a spectator

Obama back on basketball court…as a spectator

A day after it took 12 stitches to patch a busted lip President Barack Obama suffered during a game of pickup basketball, he was back on the hard court Saturday…