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Free Staters at Camp: With Guns, Swords, Defiance

Free Staters in a tent colony in New Hampshire drink to a future they hope will contain less government — much less government

Hubble Images Show Debris From Jupiter Collision

Scientists used the telescope Thursday to capture what they call the "sharpest visible-light picture" so far of the expanding gash.

Feds: Rabbi Caught in N.J. Sting a Kidney 'Matchmaker'

Levy Izhak Rosenbaum of Brooklyn brokered the sale of black-market kidneys, buying organs from vulnerable people from Israel for $10,000 and selling them to desperate patients in the U.S. for as much as $160,000.

Police Hunt Kidnapper Whose Victim Ran Away Naked

Cops are searching for a man in the abduction of a 24-year-old upstate woman who escaped naked from his van and ran to a home for help.

Lobbyists Still Knocking

Drugmakers, hospital groups and insurance lobby coming on strong in push for Health Care reform

Tornado Strikes 3 Mobile Home Parks in Florida

A sudden tornado spawned by fast-moving storms hit three Port Orange mobile home communities Friday evening, damaging 163 homes including seven considered a total loss, officials said.

Fresh Off Clashes, Sen. Boxer Slips

Poll suggests the California Democrat would face a tight race against ex-CEO Carly Fiorina for Senate seat

'Gunman' Who Sparked USF Lockdown Found, Detained

Authorities say a man who touched off a lockdown and manhunt at the University of South Florida has been detained for mental evaluation.

Military Eyes Version of 'Pain Ray' for Aircraft

Air Force has beefed up share of funding for Active Denial System, tightly focused beam of microwaves that causes an intense, but theoretically harmless, burning sensation.

Smoke Smell Causes Jet to Make Emergency Landing

An American Airlines flight bound for San Juan, Puerto Rico, has returned to Boston for an emergency landing about an hour after takeoff after the smell of smoke was detected in a bathroom.