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Upcoming Military Robot Could Feed on Dead Bodies

A Maryland company under contract to the Pentagon is working on a steam-powered robot that would fuel itself by gobbling up whatever organic material it can find — grass, wood, old furniture, even dead bodies.

Report: Tony Romo Dumps Jessica Simpson Before Birthday

It seems Jessica Simpson got an unwanted birthday present for her 29th Friday – according to People magazine, boyfriend Tony Romo broke up with her the night before

Police: Nothing Ruled out in Ex-Boxing Champ's Death

Brazilian police probing the death of former boxing champion Arturo Gatti are working on the assumption his wife strangled him with a purse strap while he slept, but aren't ruling anything out.

Online Pranksters Wreak Havoc at Hotels Nationwide

If you're woken up at 2 in the morning by a bewildering ring of your hotel room phone, you might be the next victim of a network of scammers who are causing tens of thousands of dollars in damage at hotels around the country.

Study: Swine Flu Resembles 1918 Virus

A new study finds that the way swine flu multiplies in the respiratory system is more severe than ordinary flu.

Who Looks Most Like Mom?

PHOTOS: Katie Holmes' 3-year-old daughter Suri looks like a little clone, but is Suri the closest Mini-Mom?

Pregnant Woman, Baby Killed in Florida Home Invasion

Police are searching for the masked intruders who kicked in the door of a Bradenton apartment and fatally shot a 19-year-old pregnant woman, causing the death of her baby.

Researchers Design Tiny Robotic Bat

North Carolina State University researchers are in the middle of building a robotic bat — ahem, micro-aerial vehicle (MAV) — that can be used for surveillance, exploration and rescue work.

Two Escaped Inmates From Ind. Prison Still at Large

A convicted killer who was one of three inmates who escaped from the Indiana State Prison was caught Monday near the vacation home of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley by one of his bodyguards, and authorities warned residents nearby to stay inside.