March 26th, 2010
11:07 PM ET

Harding withdraws from consideration for TSA post

Robert Harding said Friday he has withdrawn his name from nomination as assistant secretary of the Department of  Homeland Security.

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March 26th, 2010
08:09 PM ET

Case related to Haditha killings to proceed

[Updated, 8:09 p.m.] Wuterich is charged with voluntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, dereliction of duty and obstruction of justice. His court martial is now scheduled September 13.

Twenty-four civilians were killed on November 19, 2005, in what military prosecutors said was a house-to-house rampage by Marines after a roadside bomb killed their comrade, 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Miguel Terrazas. Wuterich is the remaining defendant of eight originally charged in the case.

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March 26th, 2010
08:08 PM ET

Report: South Korean navy ship has sunk near N. Korea

[Updated, 8:07 p.m.] Read the full CNN.com story

[Updated at 1:07 p.m.] The Yonhap News Agency is reporting that the South Korean navy ship has sunk, according to government officials.

[Updated at 12:26 a.m.] South Korea's president has told his military to focus on rescuing sailors from one of their navy ships sinking in the Yellow Sea near North Korea, aids told the Yonhap News Agency.

Yonhap reported 58 sailors had already been rescued. Navy vessels and helicopters were rescuing crew members, some of whom reportedly jumped into the sea after the blast, an official told South Korea's Korean Broadcasting System. The ship, the Cheonan, was patrolling southwest of the island around 9:45 p.m. when the explosion took place, a military official told KBS.

The official said the Sockcho, another South Korean navy vessel patrolling nearby, fired at unidentified ships north of the area. U.S. military officials told CNN a South Korean vessel has sunk.

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March 26th, 2010
08:01 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular stories on CNN.com during the last 24 hours, according to Newspulse.

Reid accidentally votes no on health care: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid mistakenly called out "no" Thursday when asked for his vote on the health care reconciliation bill, setting the chamber howling with laughter.

At least 11 killed in Kentucky wreck: Ten people traveling in a van in southwestern Kentucky were killed Friday when a tractor-trailer crossed the median and smashed head-on into their vehicle, authorities said. The tractor-trailer driver also died.

Dog chews off cop car bumper: A dog that was caught on camera chewing off the bumper of a police cruiser is heading home. WTVC's Kevin Sims reports.

Chaos after semi crosses median: Officials say several people are dead after a tractor trailer crashed into another vehicle in Kentucky.

Doctor-starved: America's heartland in crisis: For one doctor practicing in America's heartland, the new health care law and its incentives to keep doctors on the farm is a start, not a solution, to the medical care crisis afflicting rural America.


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March 26th, 2010
07:43 PM ET

Top Marine officer: Gays and straights shouldn't share rooms on base

The Marine Corps' top officer said Thursday that he would want to avoid housing gay and heterosexual Marines in the same rooms on base if the ban on gays openly serving in the military is lifted.

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March 26th, 2010
07:39 PM ET

Palin hits trail for McCain

Sarah Palin spoke out Friday at a rally for Sen. John McCain, urging voters to support the senator in his re-election bid in Arizona.

The rally, in Tuscon, Arizona, was their first joint public appearance since they conceded the 2008 presidential election.

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March 26th, 2010
07:25 PM ET

At least 11 killed in Kentucky wreck

[Updated, 7:24 p.m.] Ten people traveling in a van in southwestern Kentucky were killed Friday when a tractor-trailer crossed the median and smashed head-on into their vehicle, authorities said. The tractor-trailer driver also died.

It was the deadliest vehicle wreck in Kentucky in about 20 years, said Lt. David Jude, a spokesman for the Kentucky State Police.

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March 26th, 2010
07:23 PM ET

Positive week for stocks, oil prices end at $80

A look at highlights from the day's business news:

A mixed Friday ends stocks' up week

Stocks closed mixed Friday, at the end of another up week, as investors considered the Greek bailout package, reports of a naval conflict between North and South Korea and a weaker U.S. dollar.

The Dow Jones industrial average added a few points, according to early tallies. The S&P 500 index was little changed. The Nasdaq composite lost a few points.

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March 26th, 2010
06:51 PM ET

Courts issue key rulings on campaign spending

A federal ban on "soft money" campaign donations to political parties can remain in place, a special federal court panel ruled Friday.

The decision preserves a key provision of the McCain-Feingold campaign reform act, which limits contributions to national, state, and local political parties. The case is likely to reach the Supreme Court in coming months.

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March 26th, 2010
06:15 PM ET

Abu Dhabi investment fund manager missing in crash

The managing director of the Abu Dhabi Investment Fund is missing after the sailplane in which he was traveling crashed into a lake in Morocco, the state news agency of the United Arab Emirates reported Friday.

Authorities were searching for Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is a brother of the ruler of Abu Dhabi and president of the UAE, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Ahmed is also chairman of the board of trustees of the Zayed Foundation for Charity and Humanitarian Works, said WAM, the news agency.

Forbes' 2009 rankings of "The World's Most Powerful People" rated the missing sheikh at No. 27.
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March 26th, 2010
06:00 PM ET

Chicago man charged with supporting al Qaeda

A Chicago, Illinois, man was charged Friday with providing material support to al Qaeda by attempting to send the terrorist group funds overseas, the Department of Justice said.

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March 26th, 2010
05:58 PM ET

Thousands to lose jobless benefits April 5

Extended jobless benefits will run out for about 212,000 Americans out of work after April 5 because the Senate closed up shop Friday afternoon without a deal to extend filing deadlines.

Senate Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on passing a House version of the extension of deadlines to apply for federal unemployment benefits and the COBRA health insurance subsidy.

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March 26th, 2010
05:39 PM ET

Ailing actor Dennis Hopper gets his star

Dennis Hopper took what may be his final bow Friday as his star was dedicated on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

His lawyer and doctor told the judge overseeing his divorce this week that Hopper is dying of prostate cancer, but the 73-year-old actor was smiling broadly during the ceremony.

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March 26th, 2010
05:20 PM ET

AT&T takes $1 billion health care reform charge

AT&T said Friday it will take a non-cash charge of about $1 billion for the current quarter in anticipation of costs resulting from the health care reform measure signed into law this week by President Obama.

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March 26th, 2010
04:52 PM ET

2 Israeli soldiers, 2 Palestinian militants killed in clashes

[Updated, 4:52 p.m.]  Israel Defense Forces identified its dead soldiers as Staff Sgt. Ilan Sviatkovsky and Maj. Eliraz Peretz.

After seeing the "terrorists" plant explosives, IDF moved forward and fired, killing two militants, said Southern Command Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant, according to IDF's Web site. 

"The soldiers advanced in a proper operational manner and when the terrorists were seen moving westward, tanks that were stationed undercover opened fire," Galant said, according to IDF's Web site. "One of the terrorists approached the forces point blank and opened fire." 

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March 26th, 2010
04:11 PM ET

NBA player receives 2 years of probation in gun case

Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas was sentenced to two years of supervised probation Friday for bringing guns into his team's locker room.

He also is to serve 30 days in a halfway house. He will be required to serve 400 hours of community service and contribute $5,000 to a fund for victims of violence.

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March 26th, 2010
01:59 PM ET

Allawi's coalition gets most seats in Iraq election

Ayad Allawi's Iraqiya coalition won the most seats in Iraq's parliamentary elections, according to results issued Friday by Iraqi election officials.

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March 26th, 2010
12:35 PM ET

Founder of Mexican Catholic order abused boys

The founder of a Mexican Catholic order sexually abused minor-age seminarians and fathered three children with two women, the religious sect has revealed.

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March 26th, 2010
12:03 PM ET

Sports Update: Elite eight throwdown

Duke, a top seed, faces off against Purdue, a four seed, late tonight.

Four more teams will advance to the Elite Eight tonight, and SI.com's Seth Davis weighs in below with what to expect. The highlights (all times Eastern):

-No. 6 Tennessee vs. No. 2 Ohio State (7:07 PM, CBS) Says Davis: "There was a very unusual stat in the first half of the Buckeyes' second-round game against Georgia Tech: Evan Turner took 15 shots in the first 20 minutes. That is very unlike him, and unlike Ohio State. This team has excellent offensive balance, and when Jon Diebler and William Buford get open looks they're almost impossible to defend. Turner took just four shots in the second half and Ohio State pulled away. Unlike Ohio U, the Buckeyes have a big man inside (Dallas Lauderdale) who can bang with Wayne Chism. I also don't think Tennessee will fare well against Ohio State's funky 1-3-1 zone."

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March 26th, 2010
11:35 AM ET

20 doctors subpoenaed in Corey Haim death probe

The Los Angeles County coroner's office has subpoenaed medical records from 20 doctors in its investigation into actor Corey Haim's death, a coroner investigator said.

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