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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.

Taliban Threaten to Attack Afghan Polling Stations

The Taliban have threatened to attack Afghan polling stations during Thursday’s presidential election, compounding fears that a low turnout could facilitate fraud and undermine the result.

Woman Claims She's Pregnant With 12 Babies

A teacher in Tunisia is reported to be pregnant with 12 babies.

Russia Finds Missing Merchant Ship Near Cape Verde Islands

The Russian-crewed freighter that sparked a high-seas mystery when it disappeared nearly three weeks ago has been found by a Russian naval frigate off the West African coast.