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A newly discovered planet is eerily similar to Earth and is sitting outside our solar system in what seems to be the ideal place for life, expect for one hitch. It’s a bit too big.
A man who worked as a teenager in the Red Sox clubhouse with big-name players such as Roger Clemens and Wade Boggs said his “dream job” ended abruptly when the clubhouse manager sexually assaulted him.
After going more than two years and 26 tournaments without a win, and after so much turmoil in his personal life and with his golf game, Tiger Woods stood over a six-foot birdie putt Sunday to win the Chevron World Challenge and felt as though nothing had changed.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s party struggled to hang onto its majority in Russia’s parliamentary election, polls and official results showed Monday, suggesting Russians were wearying of the man who has dominated Russian politics for more than a decade.
Syria said Sunday it is still negotiating with the Arab League over the bloc’s request to send observers into the country, as tightening sanctions by Arab and other nations fail to halt the eight-month crackdown on anti-government protesters.
Yvo de Boer said he left his job as the U.N.’s top climate official in frustration 18 months ago, believing the process of negotiating a meaningful climate agreement was failing. His opinion hasn’t changed.
Paris, in its latest bid to be an innovator of the City of Tomorrow, is launching an electric car-sharing program to cut air and noise pollution on the city’s medieval cobblestone streets and beyond.
Iran’s armed forces have shot down an unmanned U.S. spy plane that violated Iranian airspace along the country’s eastern border, the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday.
Drew Brees and the surging New Orleans Saints made everything look easy against the slumping Giants.
Voting materials arrived late or sometimes not at all in precincts throughout the country, but Congo’s elections went ahead, raising doubts about the legitimacy of a poll that already has seen at least nine people killed and could drag sub-Saharan Africa’s largest nation back into conflict.
The owner of the Ringling Bros. circus has agreed to pay a $270,000 fine to settle allegations that it violated federal animal-welfare laws in its handling of elephants, tigers, zebras and other exotic animals.
Egyptians prepared to vote Monday in the first elections since Hosni Mubarak’s ouster, a milestone many hoped would usher in a democratic age after decades of dictatorship. Instead, the polling is already marred by turmoil in the streets and the population is sharply polarized and confused over the nation’s direction.
In an unprecedented move against an Arab nation, the Arab League on Sunday approved economic sanctions on Syria to pressure Damascus to end its deadly suppression of an eight-month-old uprising against President Bashar Assad.
Afghanistan officials claimed Sunday that Afghan and NATO forces were retaliating for gunfire from two Pakistani army bases when they called in airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, adding a layer of complexity to an episode that has further strained Pakistan’s ties with the United States.
Stefan Elliott got his first NHL goal out of the way in a hurry. Elliott scored the winning goal in his NHL debut and Semyon Varlamov had 31 saves to lead the Colorado Avalanche over the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 on Saturday night.
Trent Richardson and No. 2 Alabama turned the Iron Bowl into a statement game. Now, they’ll wait and see what happens in the national title and Heisman Trophy races.
Former heavyweight contender Ron Lyle, who fought Muhammad Ali for the title in 1975 and later battled George Foreman, has died in Denver at age 70.
If driver support counted, Rubens Barrichello wouldn’t have a problem finding a Formula One team next season.
Now that there’s a handshake deal on a new labour agreement, NBA commissioner David Stern and union executives must persuade owners and players to approve it, guaranteeing a Christmas Day triple-header.
Fresh clashes between security forces and Egyptian protesters demanding the military step down broke out Saturday in front of the Cabinet building, leaving one man dead, as violence threatened to overshadow next week’s parliamentary elections.