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Shaquille O'Neal Pays for Funeral of Murdered N.C. Girl

Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal paid for the funeral of a 5-year-old North Carolina girl because he was moved by the tragic story of her kidnapping and murder.

IAEA Chief: Iran Nuclear Investigation at 'a Dead End'

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday his probe of allegations that Iran tried to make nuclear arms is at 'a dead end' because the government is not cooperating.

Man Stuck Upside-Down in Utah Cave Dies

A man stuck upside-down stuck in a cave for more than a day died early Thursday, despite the efforts of dozens of rescuers, authorities said.

Mumbai Remembers Deadly Terror Attacks

Black-clad commandos rappelled down a building and Mumbai's police showed off their new gear Thursday in what was intended as a reassuring display of force a year after a terror attack across the city killed 166 people.

The White House's unprecedented use of 'unprecedented'

WASHINGTON - The Obama White House is addicted to the “unprecedented.”

Are Vampires Real? The Science Behind the Myth

From countless depictions of "Dracula" to recent movies like "Twilight" and "New Moon," the vampire has been a staple in film. But is there a scientific basis for the folklore? Is there fact behind the myth of the blood-sucking creature of the night?

Seals court martialed after capturing terrorists

Three US Navy SEALs (Sea, Air, Land special operations) who captured a top terrorist in Iraq are being rewarded not with medals and commendations but with a court martial to answer criminal charges stemming from all

Pager Messages Sent During WTC Attacks Posted Online

Hundreds of thousands of electronic messages from 9/11 – including panicked exchanges from the Pentagon and the NYPD – were released today by a nonprofit activist group

Toyota to Replace 4 Million Gas Pedals After Crashes

Toyota Motor Corp. will replace gas pedals on 4 million recalled vehicles in the United States to address problems with sudden acceleration or the pedal becoming stuck in the floor mat.

Experts: Holiday-Related Scams Can Ruin Seasonal Cheer

From bogus charities to identity theft to Web sites selling purportedly authentic wares, consumers can quickly lose their seasonal cheer unless basic preventative steps are taken.