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Pirates Mistake French Military Ship for Commercial Boat

Somali pirates in two skiffs fired on a French navy vessel early Wednesday after apparently mistaking it for a commercial boat, the French military said.

Saudi Man Gets Lashes, 5 Years in Jail for Public Sex Talk

A Saudi court on Wednesday convicted a man for publicly talking about sex after he bragged on a TV talk show about his exploits, sentencing him to five years in jail and 1,000 lashes, his lawyer said.

What Cuts? ACORN Gets New Grant

Group gets $1M in Homeland Security cash despite clear signal from Congress it intends to cut off its funding

8 Years In, War Plan Weighed

On Afghan war milestone, Obama rounds up his national security team for another strategy session

8 Years In, War Plan Weighed

On eve of the Afghan war milestone, Obama and McCain reportedly have sharp exchange over troop level decision

NASA to Crash Probe Into Moon to Find Water

A NASA spacecraft will deliberately crash into the Moon early Friday on a mission that could enhance the prospects of establishing a manned lunar base.

NASA Telescope Discovers Giant Ring Around Saturn

The Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered the biggest but never-before-seen ring around the planet Saturn, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced late Tuesday.

Police Hunt for Brazilian TV Crime Host After Arrest Ordered

Brazilian police say they are hunting for a TV crime show host and former state legislator who is accused of commissioning killings to boost ratings.

Most People Must Wait for H1N1 Vaccinations

Swine flu vaccinations began Monday with squirts up the noses of health care workers in Indiana, Illinois and Tennessee as the government opened a massive effort to immunize over half the nation in a few months.

Holder: N.Y. Terror Plot Was Most Serious Since Sept. 11

Attorney General Eric Holder says the alleged terror plot disrupted in New York was one of the most serious in the United States since the 2001 terror attacks.