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Wrongly Convicted in Texas Paid $80G Per Year in Jail

People wrongly convicted for crimes in Texas will be paid $80,000 for each year they spent in prison.

Report Shows Investigators Botched Madoff Probes

Madoff tried by turns to bully and impress the federal examiners who looked into his business, but the investigators managed by themselves to botch the probes and enable his multibillion-dollar fraud to continue for nearly two decades, a new report s

Police Charge Family Member in Ga. Mobile Home Murders

A man who told authorities "My whole family's dead!" in a frantic 911 call was charged Friday with killing the eight people attacked in his family's mobile home in coastal Georgia.

A Bill of His Own?

In latest twist of the health care debate, the White House is now considering drafting its own health reform bill

Dems Eye Reform 'Trigger'

Lawmakers may offer 'trigger' in which government health care option would not be implemented unless insurance companies fail to meet certain benchmarks

90 Die in NATO Strike on Hijacked Fuel Tankers

A NATO jet blasted two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, setting off a huge fireball Friday that killed up to 90 people, Afghan officials said.

American Terrorist Unveiled, As Charges Await Him in U.S.

Abu Mansour al-Amriki, born Omar Hammami in Alabama, is professing to launch attacks and calling on others to join the fight, as terror-related charges await him.

North Korea: In Final Stages of Enriching Uranium

North Korea boasted it is in the final stages of enriching uraninum on Friday, a process that could give the rogue nation a second way to make a nuclear bomb.

China TV: 476 People Stabbed With Hypodermic Needles

State television in western China reported that 476 people have sought treatment since Aug. 20 after being stabbed with hypodermic needles.

iSick: New iPhone App Tracks H1N1 Outbreaks

A new iPhone application called "Outbreaks Near Me" that allows users to track and report local outbreaks of infectious disease was released Tuesday.