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Court rules sex-change costs are tax-deductible

WASHINGTON - Costs incurred in sex-change operations and procedures are tax-deductible, the U.S. Tax Court ruled.

Beware the 'Lone Wolf'

Intel officials warn that a new Al Qaeda attack by an extremist acting alone could be just months away• 'Underwear Bomber' Provides Key Intelligence

Medical Journal Retracts Article Linking Vaccines and Autism

A major British medical journal on Tuesday retracted a flawed study linking the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to autism and bowel disease.

Airline Terror Suspect Provides Key Intelligence

The Nigerian man accused of trying to use a bomb hidden in his underwear to bring down a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas has been cooperating with investigators since last week and has provided fresh intelligence in multiple terrorism investigati

Iran OK With U.N. Request to Send Uranium Overseas

Iran said on Tuesday it was ready to send its uranium abroad for further enrichment as requested by the U.N.

Ahmadinejad Open to Exchange for Detained U.S. Hikers

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has suggested that Iran would release three jailed U.S. hikers in exchange for Iranians currently serving in American prisons.

Planes take flight regardless of problems

Alerted by a brake warning light in the cockpit, the captain on a U.S. airline flight last August warned passengers he was making an emergency landing and called for firetrucks to be standing by.

Leach-Tech headed to mediation

Former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach and the school are headed to mediation Friday in Lubbock, Texas, sources with knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com on Tuesday.

Canadian Premier shuns own health care; comes to U.S. for surgery

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland Premier Danny Williams will undergo heart surgery later this week in the United States.

Gates Backs 'Don't Ask,Don't Tell' Repeal

URGENT: Defense chief 'fully supports' Obama's decision to drop divisive policy on gays in the military, orders review