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In a record bailout of a private company, on Monday the government provided a new $150 billion financial-rescue package to troubled insurance giant American International Group, including $40 billion for partial ownership.

An 8-year-old boy faces two counts of premeditated murder in the shooting death of his father and a friend.

Archaeologists discovered a 2,000-year-old gold earring beneath a parking lot next to the walls of Jerusalem’s old city.

President-elect Barack Obama’s advisers are quietly crafting a proposal to ship dozens, if not hundreds, of imprisoned terrorism suspects to the United States to face criminal trials.

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