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99 Dead, Villages 'Wiped Out' in Samoa Tsunami

A powerful earthquake in the South Pacific hurled a massive tsunami at the shores of Samoa and American Samoa, flattening villages and sweeping cars and people out to sea, leaving at least 99 dead and dozens missing.

H1N1 Picks Up Steam One Week Before Vaccine Comes Out

H1N1 virus picks up steam one week before vaccine becomes available to public.

Cops:Okla. Boy, 14, Lived Life of Horror and Abuse in Closet

A 14-year-old Oklahoma boy was tied up for more than four years and locked in a bedroom closet where his mother and a male companion starved, beat and burned him repeatedly, authorities say.

Terror Suspect Zazi Pleads Not Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

The Afghan immigrant suspected of plotting to turn common chemicals into weapons of mass destruction and use them to blow up trains in New York City pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

Iran Reportedly Refusing toNegotiate Nukes in Geneva

Tehran reportedly says it won't discuss nuclear program when it sits down with the five members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany this week

4 Charged in Beating Death of Chicago Honor Student

Cell phone footage showing a group of teens viciously kicking and striking a 16-year-old honors student with splintered railroad ties has ramped up pressure on Chicago officials to address chronic violence

Homeless Ga. Sex Offenders Directed to Woods

A small group of homeless sex offenders have set up camp in densely wooded area behind a suburban Atlanta office park, directed there by probation officers who say it's a place of last resort for those with nowhere else to go.

Secret Service Probing Obama Assassination Poll on Facebook

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a "poll" posted on Facebook that asked users the most unsocial, unspeakable question: Should President Obama be assassinated?

Report: Accomplices in NYC Terror Plot Known

A law enforcement official has confirmed that investigators have identified possible accomplices of an Afghan immigrant accused of plotting a terrorist attack on New York.