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Brown demands to be sworn in earlier than planned

BOSTON – Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown changed course and demanded he be sworn in to replace the late Sen. Edward M.

Pakistani Scientist Convicted of Trying to Kill Americans

A U.S.-trained Pakistani scientist was convicted Wednesday of charges that she tried to kill Americans while detained in Afghanistan in 2008, shouting with raised arm as jurors left the courtroom: "This is a verdict coming from Israel, not America."

Scott Brown to be sworn in Feb. 11

BOSTON - Massachusetts officials are planning to formally certify the US Senate election results Wednesday, allowing Senator-elect Scott Brown to be sworn in at any point afterward.

LaHood Says Stop Driving Recalled Toyotas, Then Retracts

Transportation secretary wants to meet face to face with Toyota CEO

U.S. at Risk for Cyber Attack

National Intel director says U.S. not up to task of defending itself against cyber attacks, as terror grows on the Web

Court rules sex-change costs are tax-deductible

WASHINGTON - Costs incurred in sex-change operations and procedures are tax-deductible, the U.S. Tax Court ruled.

Beware the 'Lone Wolf'

Intel officials warn that a new Al Qaeda attack by an extremist acting alone could be just months away• 'Underwear Bomber' Provides Key Intelligence

Medical Journal Retracts Article Linking Vaccines and Autism

A major British medical journal on Tuesday retracted a flawed study linking the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine to autism and bowel disease.

Airline Terror Suspect Provides Key Intelligence

The Nigerian man accused of trying to use a bomb hidden in his underwear to bring down a Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas has been cooperating with investigators since last week and has provided fresh intelligence in multiple terrorism investigati

Iran OK With U.N. Request to Send Uranium Overseas

Iran said on Tuesday it was ready to send its uranium abroad for further enrichment as requested by the U.N.