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Upcoming Military Robot Could Feed on Dead Bodies

A Maryland company under contract to the Pentagon is working on a steam-powered robot that would fuel itself by gobbling up whatever organic material it can find — grass, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies.

Report: Tony Romo Dumps Jessica Simpson Before Birthday

It seems Jessica Simpson got an unwanted birthday present for her 29th Friday – according to People magazine, boyfriend Tony Romo broke up with her the night before

Police: Nothing Ruled out in Ex-Boxing Champ's Death

Brazilian police probing the death of former boxing champion Arturo Gatti are working on the assumption his wife strangled him with a purse strap while he slept, but aren't ruling anything out.

Online Pranksters Wreak Havoc at Hotels Nationwide

If you're woken up at 2 in the morning by a bewildering ring of your hotel room phone, you might be the next victim of a network of scammers who are causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage at hotels around the country.

Study: Swine Flu Resembles 1918 Virus

A new study finds that the way swine flu multiplies in the respiratory system is more severe than ordinary flu.

Who Looks Most Like Mom?

PHOTOS: Katie Holmes' 3-year-old daughter Suri looks like a little clone, but is Suri the closest Mini-Mom?

Pregnant Woman, Baby Killed in Florida Home Invasion

Police are searching for the masked intruders who kicked in the door of a Bradenton apartment and fatally shot a 19-year-old pregnant woman, causing the death of her baby.

Researchers Design Tiny Robotic Bat

North Carolina State University researchers are in the middle of building a robotic bat — ahem, micro-aerial vehicle (MAV) — that can be used for surveillance, exploration and rescue work.