Blatter quits FIFA; under investigation by U.S. prosecutors, FBI

ZURICH/NEW YORK - Sepp Blatter rocked the world of soccer on Tuesday by saying he would step down as FIFA president in the wake of a corruption investigation that now includes the 79-year-old chief himself. | Video

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Myanmar escorting boat crammed with migrants to 'safe' area

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Obama: Netanyahu's Palestine stance erodes Israel's credibility

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Colorado theater shooter views death, life sentences as equal punishments

DENVER - Colorado cinema gunman James Holmes told a psychiatrist that he views life in prison and execution as equal punishments but wants his life spared out of concern for his family, jurors in his capital murder trial heard on Tuesday.