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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.

Report: Vanessa Hudgens to Go Nude for Next Role

New role as a foul-mouthed hooker could take the Disney star down a more, er, adult path

Ala. Doctor Tapped for Surgeon General

URGENT: Obama picks family physician Regina Benjamin, the first black woman to head a state medical society

Iraq Beefs Up Security After Attacks on Christians

Iraqi authorities imposed vehicle bans in two mostly Christian towns and increased security around churches in Baghdad after attacks targeting the Christian minority.

3-State Amber Alert Issued for Mom, 4 Kids From Nev.

Authorities have issued an Amber Alert in California, Arizona and Nevada for a mother suspected of abducting her four young children after she failed to show up for a custody meeting with social service officials.

Maxim Monday: Hogwarts Hotties the Big Stars of Latest 'Harr

Was your school's cheerleading squad able to summon giant Griffins?

Police: Woman Dies During Voodoo Cleansing Ritual

Authorities are investigating how an Arkansas woman died Sunday in what they call a voodoo cleaning ritual in a southern New Jersey town house.

Brain Tumor May Be Reason Man Hiccups Every 2 Secs

Christopher Sands has hiccupped 20 million times in two years. A brain tumor may be the reason why.

Father Dies Trying to Save Son From Irate Driver

The driver reportedly got into a fight with his wife in the parking lot of a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Baychester, got in his car and erratically drove through the parking lot and streets.