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Mexico Replaces Customs Staff, Revamps Borders

Mexico has replaced all 700 of its customs inspectors with agents newly trained to detect contraband, from guns and drugs to TVs and other big-ticket appliances smuggled to avoid import duties.

Officials Warn of H1N1 Vaccine's Link to Deadly Disease

British health officials have warned doctors of possible similarities between the new H1N1 vaccine and a shot linked to 25 deaths in the U.S. in the 1970s.

Claudette Hits Florida as Bill Becomes Hurricane

Tropical Storm Claudette made landfall on the Florida Panhandle near Fort Walton Beach early Monday while Hurricane Bill became the first hurricane of the 2009 Atlantic season.

N. Korea Threatens Retaliation on U.S. Over Sanctions

North Korea threatened Sunday to retaliate against the U.S.

Bollywood Superstar Detained 2 Hours at U.S. Airport

Khan, one of the Indian film industry's biggest stars, said he was detained because his name came up on a computer alert list at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey

Missing Ship Mystery Deepens After Report of Ransom

The mystery of a missing ship deepened Saturday, as investigators in Finland said a ransom demand was made for the freighter that vanished more than two weeks ago.

Explosion Near NATO's Afghan Headquarters Kills 7

A homicide car bomb exploded Saturday outside the main gate of NATO's headquarters five days before Afghanistan's presidential election, killing seven and wounding 91 in the biggest attack in the Afghan capital in six months.

California Grad Student Imprisoned in Iran Returns to U.S.

A graduate student who was imprisoned for a month in Iran and barred from leaving the country for nearly a year has returned to Los Angeles.