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Al Qaeda Linked Group Claims Baghdad Attacks

Al Qaeda's umbrella group in Iraq claimed responsibility for the twin suicide bombings in the heart of Baghdad that killed at least 155 people, including 24 children trapped in a bus leaving a day care center.

Ares 1-X Rocket Launch Preview

NASA's brand-new rocket, the vehicle planned to launch astronauts spaceward after the space shuttles are retired, is poised to make its first-ever test flight Tuesday

Cross-Like T-Shirt Design at Penn State Sparks Controversy

A cross-like design on T-shirts designed to stoke school spirit at Penn State University has some critics seeing red.

Iraq Tightens Baghdad Security After Bloody Explosions

Iraqi security forces blocked streets around the capital Monday and carried out intense searches at checkpoints a day after two truck bombs exploded, killing 155 people in one of Baghdad's safest areas.

Autopsy Planned for Top Madoff Investor Found Dead in Pool

An autopsy was planned for a man accused of making more than $7 billion off the investment schemes of jailed financial manager Bernard Madoff.

FDA Allows Use of Experimental Antiviral Drug to Treat H1N1

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is allowing the use of an experimental antiviral drug to treat severe cases of H1N1 or swine flu.

Chopper Collision, Crash Kill at Least 5 U.S. Troops

Two helicopters collided Monday in southern Afghanistan, killing four American troops and injuring two, the military said. A third U.S. helicopter crashed in a separate incident in the west, leaving "some dead."

Israeli Police Storm Jerusalem Holy Site

Israeli forces stormed Jerusalem's holiest shrine Sunday, firing stun grenades to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing Palestinian protesters in a fresh eruption of violence at the most volatile spot in the Holy Land.

Police May Reinvestigate Lockerbie Bombing

Families of British victims have been sent an e-mail and advised that officers have not closed the case into the 1988 bombing.

Polygamist Sect Focus of Rare Trial in Texas Town

The first jury trial in more than a decade in the sleepy West Texas town of Eldorado involves an alleged polygamist and an accusation of sexual assault of an underage bride.