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Policy Could Make You Pay Big Fines for Your Yard Sale

Americans who slap $1 pricetags on their used possessions at garage sales or bazaar events risk being slapped with fines of up to $15 million, thanks to a new government campaign called the "Resale Round-up."

Alleged Jaycee Kidnappers Lived in Squalor

Jaycee Dugard's alleged kidnappers, Phillip and Nancy Garrido, lived in a filthy home surrounded by piles of garbage, hazardous wiring and an open septic hole, according to inspectors who have deemed the home unsafe to occupy.

Guinness' Newly Crowned 'Tallest Man' Wants Girlfriend

Kosen's pituitary gland produced too much growth hormone, leading to his extreme height.

Iranian Official: 'Read Between the Lines' on Nukes

Iranian ambassador calls discussions with the West a 'real, new window of opportunity,' but a confidential U.N. watchdog report painted a more alarming picture

Report: Yale Murder Suspect Painted as 'Control Freak'

A Yale lab technician charged with the murder of graduate student Annie Le did not enter a plea during his arraignment in a Connecticut court Thursday.

Kentucky Football Coach Acquitted in Player's Death

A former Kentucky high school football coach has been acquitted in the death of a player who collapsed at a practice where the team was put through a series of sprints on a hot summer day.

H1N1 Brings Early Flu Season to Colleges, Public Schools

Public schools and colleges are seeing an early and robust flu season thanks to the H1N1 virus, although some are scratching their heads as to why itÂ’s not as widespread as health officials predicted it would be.

Obama Awards Medal of Honor to Fallen Soldier

President Obama awarded the highest military honor to a soldier who died trying to save a wounded comrade in Afghanistan, saying Sgt. First Class Jared C. Monti personified the values of honor and heroism.

U.N. Budget: Would You Believe $13.9 Billion?

When the United Nations General Assembly reconvenes in New York City next week, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon intends to present its members with a two-year headquarters budget that he claims will be as stingy as these recessionary times demand.

Report: Yale Tech's DNA Matches; Arrest 'Soon'

Police have matched DNA from a Yale research technician to evidence found at the crime scene on the Ivy League campus where graduate student Annie Le was found murdered this week, police sources reportedly said late Wednesday.