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Body in Suitcase ID'd as Missing Swimsuit Model

Police identified a body found stuffed in a suitcase and thrown in a trash can on Tuesday as a 28-year-old former swimsuit model, and they are searching for a suspect they say is likely headed to Canada.

American Man Jailed in Burma Heads Home

An American man imprisoned in Burma for sneaking into the opposition leader's compound but released with the help of a visiting U.S.

Mother, Boyfriend Charged in Death of Idaho Boy Found in Can

The mother of an 8-year-old boy found dead in an Idaho canal and her live-in boyfriend have been indicted by an Ada County grand jury on first-degree murder charges.

Feds Seize Guns, $14G From N.C. Terror Suspect

Federal agents seized several rifles and other guns, $14,000 cash and newspaper clippings of the Sept.

Mother Tries to Sell Baby Naming Rights on eBay for 5th Time

An unemployed Arkansas woman trying to sell the naming rights to her seventh child on eBay is hoping her fifth try is a charm.

8 Suspects in Arctic Sea Hijacking Detained

Russia's navy detained eight men accused of hijacking the Arctic Sea freighter near Sweden and forcing the crew to sail to West Africa, state news agencies quoted the defense minister as saying Tuesday.

Texas Mom Gets 99 Years for Cutting Off Son's Genitals

A Houston-area mother convicted of mutilating her infant by cutting off his genitals two years ago was sentenced Monday to 99 years in prison.

Spam Stumps White House

Administration says online petitions could be to blame for unsolicited e-mails, but critics say there are more culprits

Teen Dies After Being Misdiagnosed With H1N1

A 16-year-old girl died after being misdiagnosed with the H1N1 virus, when she really had tonsillitis, London’s Daily Mail reported.

Fundamental Ingredient for Life Discovered in Comet

A fundamental ingredient for life has been discovered in a comet sample, supporting the idea that such icy objects seeded early Earth with the stuff needed to whip up living organisms.