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Hamas Leader: Palestinian Prisoner Release Being Negotiated

Mahmoud Zahar, the senior Hamas leader in Gaza, said Wednesday that the release of a tape showing that Gilad Shalit was alive was the first stage of a broader deal now being negotiated with Israel on the release of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

Up to 200 Dead in Indonesia Earthquake

A powerful earthquake rocked western Indonesia Wednesday, trapping thousands under collapsed buildings — including two hospitals — and triggering landslides.

FBI: Bloody Silhouette of Child Found in Anthony's Car

An FBI forensics lab identified a blood stain outline of a child in the fetal position in the trunk liner of accused child killer Casey Anthony’s truck, according to newly released documents.

Wreckage May Be Military Jet Missing for 54 Years

Military officials are investigating a historian's report that the wreckage of an Air Force jet lost at sea 54 years ago has been found off the Southern California coast.

ACORN May Face Trial for First Time for Alleged Voter Fraud

ACORN itself is now on trial for the first time as a criminal defendant in an American courtroom as Nevada prosecutors allege the group illegally paid workers to sign up voters as part of an alleged quota system.

99 Dead, Villages 'Wiped Out' in Samoa Tsunami

A powerful earthquake in the South Pacific hurled a massive tsunami at the shores of Samoa and American Samoa, flattening villages and sweeping cars and people out to sea, leaving at least 99 dead and dozens missing.

H1N1 Picks Up Steam One Week Before Vaccine Comes Out

H1N1 virus picks up steam one week before vaccine becomes available to public.

Cops:Okla. Boy, 14, Lived Life of Horror and Abuse in Closet

A 14-year-old Oklahoma boy was tied up for more than four years and locked in a bedroom closet where his mother and a male companion starved, beat and burned him repeatedly, authorities say.

Terror Suspect Zazi Pleads Not Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

The Afghan immigrant suspected of plotting to turn common chemicals into weapons of mass destruction and use them to blow up trains in New York City pleaded not guilty Tuesday.