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  • Royal engagement: Who is Kate Middleton?

    Royal engagement: Who is Kate Middleton?

    The fount of information about Kate Middleton, Prince William's fiance, will be unending from now until the wedding in spring or summer 2011. She has been one of the most searched items on the Internet since the engagement announcement Tuesday. There is far more about her available online than can be condensed into one article – but here are some highlights about Kate (Catherine Elizabeth) Middleton and her engagement.

  • 5 reasons the US wanted Viktor Bout

    5 reasons the US wanted Viktor Bout

    Accused Russian arms trader Viktor Bout is to appear in court in New York on Wednesday. The previous day, he was extradited from Thailand, where he was arrested in 2008 and from where he fought an unsuccessful two-year legal battle against being turned over to US custody. He has always denied supplying weapons to armed groups and governments. For many years, he ran a legitimate air-cargo business that was accused by the United Nations of flouting sanctions in Africa and the Middle East. In recent years, he has lived in Moscow and rarely traveled outside Russia. He has been indicted for conspiring to sell weapons to a terrorist organization and of conspiring to kill US nationals. He has denied the charges.

  • India's $5 billion microfinance industry faces backlash over profits

    India's $5 billion microfinance industry faces backlash over profits

    The role of profit-driven companies in India's microfinance industry is raising concerns about its social mission.

  • Jack in the Box offer: Two free tacos

    The New Economy Jack in the Box offer: Two free tacos

    Jack in the Box is offering two free tacos Nov. 16 while supplies last.

  • Senate's 16 new members arrive on Capitol Hill: Who are they?

    Senate's 16 new members arrive on Capitol Hill: Who are they?

    Starting this Monday, the Senate welcomes 16 fresh faces to the Capitol’s marbled halls. While they won’t be sworn into office until January, these newly-elected members – three Democrats and 13 Republicans – come to Washington to tour the buildings, learn rules of decorum, and meet with their future coworkers. The new Senators come largely from open seats where both parties had a new candidate on the ticket and include a handful of tea partyers.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 11/16

    A police officer organizes packages of seized marijuana as it is displayed to the press in Cali, Colombia. Police seized more than two tons of marijuana, which authorities say belonged to a gang linked to rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).

  • Medicare: Walmart drug plan is low cost. Is it best?

    Medicare: Walmart drug plan is low cost. Is it best?

    Medicare open enrollment has started with the Walmart-Humana drug plan the lowest in the nation.

  • TSA screenings at airports too invasive? 'Opt Out' protest planned.

    TSA screenings at airports too invasive? 'Opt Out' protest planned.

    Internet grass-roots groups urge passengers to 'Opt Out' of the digital whole-body imaging scan on the day before Thanksgiving. The alternative to these TSA screenings is an 'enhanced' pat-down.

  • India's telecoms minister resigns amid anticorruption drive

    India's telecommunications minister resigned Sunday amid a major corruption scandal. His is one of a string of resignations as India's anticorruption drive gets under way.

  • A reeling bond market has EU members pushing for Ireland bailout

    A reeling bond market has EU members pushing for Ireland bailout

    An Ireland bailout is possible after government bonds tumbled in recent weeks. The country is under pressure to accept a $100 billion bailout that could prove a bitter pill for the former 'Celtic Tiger.'