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Binge drinking rates in the United States is "a bigger problem than previously thought," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report released Tuesday. Read more»

Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Dec. 29, 2010. The two leaders unveiled a border security agreement Wednesday aimed at securing the U.S.-Canada border and improving traffic.

President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper have unveiled new border security deals aimed at guarding against terrorism and speeding up cross-border traffic Read more»

A report out Monday — that that nearly 60,000 foreigners are in Australia unlawfully — should give pause for thought. It's not the 4,700-odd "boat people" accepted by Canberra each year. These illegals are (mainly) Americans, Britons, Chinese, Malaysians and South Koreans. Read more»

Joe Frazier, the former heavyweight champion boxer, has died at 67. Frazier — who in 1971 became the first fighter to defeat Muhammad Ali, before losing two rematches — was diagnosed with liver cancer just five weeks ago, his manager Leslie Wolff told The Associated Press on Saturday. Read more» 2

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos called FARC leado Alfonso Cano's death at the hands of Colombian troops the biggest blow sustained by the guerrilla group in its history, and urged FARC to lay down arms.

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — or FARC — has vowed to continue its struggle despite the death of the Marxist guerrilla group's supreme commander, Alfonso Cano, in a military operation. Read more»

The Mela Find skin cancer detector developed by Mela Sciences.

A new device that detects melanoma — the deadliest form of skin cancer — has been approved by U.S. regulators. Read more»

Qantas Airways has grounded its fleet of aircraft over a labor dispute, barring all domestic and international flights on the Australian airline. Read more»

The Senate has voted Tuesday to block President Barack Obama's $447 billion jobs bill. Earlier in the day, Obama had called on lawmakers to "put country ahead of party" and pass his plan, aimed at creating millions of new jobs through government work programs and tax breaks for businesses. Read more»

Genetically modified pot seeds from Amsterdam, grown on pot farms and in greenhouses in Colombia, are fetching 10 times the price of regular marijuana. Read more» 1

One of several videos posted on YouTube of Howard, the cross-dressing business traveler.

"Howard" — 65-year-old Phoenix man is a cross-dresser who regularly boards planes dressed only in women’s underwear and heels. He says he does it to make business travel more fun. (with videos) Read more»

Pakistan wants the U.S. to halt drone air strikes within its borders and cut the number of CIA agents and Special Operations forces operating there working there, according to reports. Read more»

President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama welcome Taoiseach Enda Kenny to the White House as they host a St. Patrick’s Day reception.

In a St. Patrick's Day announcement, President Barack Obama told the Irish prime minister Enda Kenny that he hoped to visit the birthplace of a great grandfather on his way to the U.K. in May. Read more»

Assange in 2009.

Britain's high court granted bail to Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder wanted in Sweden for questioning over allegations of rape. Read more»

An undated image, obtained from orkut.com, showing Faisal Shahzad, suspected of driving a bomb-laden SUV into New York's Time Square on May 1. (Reuters)

Our list of the top-10 "loser bombers" – well, nine of them would-be bombers whose equipment, strategy, conviction or brains failed them when it mattered most, and one (very) amateur Kamikaze pilot. Read more»

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