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  • U.S., North Korea Resume Nuclear Talks in China
    Six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear program are underway in Beijing. The discussions resumed after a long hiatus, during which North Korea conducted a nuclear explosion for the first time.
  • Germany Casts Skeptical on Iran Sanctions
    Diplomats say they've made significant progress developing a U.N. Security Council resolution that imposes sanctions against Iran for its refusal to stop enriching uranium. But there is skepticism in Germany that the sanctions will work.
  • L.A. Tries New Methods to Police Skid Row
    Skid Row in Los Angeles is a square mile of shelters and missions helping thousands of homeless people. The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division is headquartered right in the heart of Skid Row.
  • Marine from Texas Was a 'Perfect Role Model'
    Marine Cpl. Michael Craig Ledsome of Austin, Texas, was killed in Iraq last month. He was 24. Ledsome is remembered as an excellent student and a bit of a joker.
  • Search Resumes for Mount Hood Climbers
    Rescuers on Mount Hood continue their search for two missing climbers. The body of a third climber was found Sunday. The search has been complicated by weather that battered much of the Pacific Northwest last week.
  • Thousands Suffer in Seattle Without Power
    A vicious storm last week left hundreds of thousands without power in the Pacific Northwest. In Seattle, thousands are still waiting for electricity.
  • Company Offers a Choice of Poinsettia Colors
    The poinsettia is getting a modern makeover. Consumers used to have the choice of red or red. But demand is rising for dazzling new colors. In California, the world's largest poinsettia producer wants to change our perception of a Christmas tradition.
  • Service Provides Hospitals On-Demand Translation
    A new service may make it easier for hospitals to help non-English speaking people. It's an instant interpreter service.
  • A Wearable Scoreboard to Aid Sports Fans, Players
    An Australian college student has developed a basketball jersey that lights up to tell fans, players and coaches how many points and how many fouls individual players have. The technology may also make its way to football, soccer and other sports.
  • Gates Begins Tour As Defense Secretary
    Robert Gates is sworn in as the new secretary of defense. The former CIA chief arrives just as the White House contemplates a strategic shift in its Iraq policy.

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