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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.

More on Trial in Iran Over Post-Election Protests

Iran's official news agency says 25 more activists and opposition supporters have gone on trial over their alleged involvement in the post-election turmoil.

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

North Korea threatened Sunday to retaliate against the U.S. and South Korea over sanctions imposed on the communist regime, a day after South Korea's president renewed his offer of conditional aid for the impoverished country.

Firefighters Battle to Control Blazes Across California

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged residents to heed mandatory evacuation orders Saturday as 6,800 firefighters battled to control nearly a dozen blazes across the parched state.

Fire at Kuwait Wedding Kills 41 Women, Children; 76 Hurt

A fire at a wedding tent Saturday has killed at least 41 women and children guests and injured 76 others, authorities said.

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.

Florida School Officials Face Jail for Mealtime Prayer

A Florida school principal and an athletic director could be charged with a crime and spend six months in jail after they prayed before a meal at a school event, the Washington Times reported.