Spam Stumps White House

Administration says online petitions could be to blame for unsolicited e-mails, but critics say there are more culprits

Teen Dies After Being Misdiagnosed With H1N1

A 16-year-old girl died after being misdiagnosed with the H1N1 virus, when she really had tonsillitis, London’s Daily Mail reported.

Fundamental Ingredient for Life Discovered in Comet

A fundamental ingredient for life has been discovered in a comet sample, supporting the idea that such icy objects seeded early Earth with the stuff needed to whip up living organisms.

Three Indicted in Largest Corporate Identity Theft Case Ever

Three men have been indicted in New Jersey in an identity theft case that the Justice Department is labeling as the largest in history.

Taliban Threaten to Attack Afghan Polling Stations

The Taliban have threatened to attack Afghan polling stations during Thursday’s presidential election, compounding fears that a low turnout could facilitate fraud and undermine the result.

Woman Claims She's Pregnant With 12 Babies

A teacher in Tunisia is reported to be pregnant with 12 babies.

Russia Finds Missing Merchant Ship Near Cape Verde Islands

The Russian-crewed freighter that sparked a high-seas mystery when it disappeared nearly three weeks ago has been found by a Russian naval frigate off the West African coast.

Russian Hackers Stole U.S. IDs for Attacks

Russian hackers hijacked American identities and U.S. software tools and used them in an attack on Georgian government Web sites during the war between Russia and Georgia last year, according to new research.

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Yang Topples Woods

Y.E. Yang became the first Asian-born player to win a major Sunday with a stunning performance in the PGA Championship, memorable as much for his clutch shots as the player he beat.