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Tornado Strikes 3 Mobile Home Parks in Florida

A sudden tornado spawned by fast-moving storms hit three Port Orange mobile home communities Friday evening, damaging 163 homes including seven considered a total loss, officials said.

Fresh Off Clashes, Sen. Boxer Slips

Poll suggests the California Democrat would face a tight race against ex-CEO Carly Fiorina for Senate seat

'Gunman' Who Sparked USF Lockdown Found, Detained

Authorities say a man who touched off a lockdown and manhunt at the University of South Florida has been detained for mental evaluation.

Military Eyes Version of 'Pain Ray' for Aircraft

Air Force has beefed up share of funding for Active Denial System, tightly focused beam of microwaves that causes an intense, but theoretically harmless, burning sensation.

Smoke Smell Causes Jet to Make Emergency Landing

An American Airlines flight bound for San Juan, Puerto Rico, has returned to Boston for an emergency landing about an hour after takeoff after the smell of smoke was detected in a bathroom.

Naval Officer Accuses Reporter of Sexual Harassment

A U.S. Navy commander accuses a Miami Herald reporter of sexual harassment in a complaint letter to the newspaper's editor that was posted online by a Washington political blog

Oregon Man Drives Bomb to Police Station

An Albany, Ore., man discovered what he thought was a bomb in a deceased relative's home, so he drove it to his hometown police station.

After Amber Alert, Cops Charge Girl With Kidnap Hoax

The sheriff says more people could be charged in the hoax, which led to an Ambert Alert

Gates on a Roll, But for How Long?

Defense chief may have scored big legislative wins, but further military cuts remain a huge challenge• Contractor Seeks 'Cyber Warriors' to Defend U.S.

Zelaya Returns to Honduran Border, Sets Up Camp

President Manuel Zelaya returned to the Honduran border on Saturday and announced he would set up camp there, despite foreign leaders urging him not to force a confrontation with the government in power.