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Feds Seize Guns, $14G From N.C. Terror Suspect

Federal agents seized several rifles and other guns, $14,000 cash and newspaper clippings of the Sept. 11 attacks from a man accused of plotting international terrorism, according to a warrant unsealed Tuesday.

Mother Tries to Sell Baby Naming Rights on eBay for 5th Time

An unemployed Arkansas woman trying to sell the naming rights to her seventh child on eBay is hoping her fifth try is a charm.

U.S. Officials Scramble as H1N1 Vaccine Shortage Predicted

U.S. officials Monday said they had slashed their estimate of how many swine flu vaccine doses will be available for the start of a mass vaccination campaign in the fall.

Official: Iran Ready for Nuclear Talks With West

A senior Iranian official said Tuesday that Tehran was ready for negotiations with the West over its disputed nuclear program based on mutual respect and without preconditions, state television reported.

8 Suspects in Arctic Sea Hijacking Detained

Russia's navy detained eight men accused of hijacking the Arctic Sea freighter near Sweden and forcing the crew to sail to West Africa, state news agencies quoted the defense minister as saying Tuesday.

Bill Becomes Dangerous Category 4 Hurricane

Hurricane Bill strengthened early Wednesday into a dangerous Category 4 storm, packing maximum sustained winds near 135 mph, and forecasters say the hurricane could get even stronger.

Texas Mom Gets 99 Years for Cutting Off Son's Genitals

A Houston-area mother convicted of mutilating her infant by cutting off his genitals two years ago was sentenced Monday to 99 years in prison.

Spam Stumps White House

Administration says online petitions could be to blame for unsolicited e-mails, but critics say there are more culprits

Teen Dies After Being Misdiagnosed With H1N1

A 16-year-old girl died after being misdiagnosed with the H1N1 virus, when she really had tonsillitis, London’s Daily Mail reported.

Fundamental Ingredient for Life Discovered in Comet

A fundamental ingredient for life has been discovered in a comet sample, supporting the idea that such icy objects seeded early Earth with the stuff needed to whip up living organisms.