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Billionaire Branson buys underwater plane

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson may already own an airline, a record label, a mobile phone company, several luxury restaurants and a Caribbean island.

10 Americans arrested in Haiti await charges

PORT-au-PRINCE, HAITI- Ten Americans arrested in Haiti for trying to take 33 children across the border without proper documentation were expected to learn Monday whether they would face criminal charges of child trafficking and kidnapping.

'Iran will deliver telling blow to global powers on Feb. 11', U.S. ups defense

IRAN - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the nation will deliver a harsh blow to the "global arrogance" on this year's anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

Toyota tells dealers parts on way to fix pedals

WASHINGTON – Toyota Motor Corp.

Obama budget projects highest deficit ever

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama unveiled a multitrillion-dollar spending plan Monday, pledging an intensified effort to combat high unemployment and asking Congress to quickly approve new job-creation efforts that would boost the deficit to a rec

Marijauna megastore opening in Oakland

OAKLAND - There's a new store in East Oakland that's sure to draw a huge cloud of controversy. The building just down the way from the Oakland Airport is the newest place to pick up gear for growing medical marijuana.

White House asks Justice Department to move 9/11 trial

The White House ordered the Justice Department Thursday night to consider other places to try the 9/11 terror suspects after a wave of opposition to holding the trial in lower Manhattan. The dramatic turnabout came hours after Mayor Bloomberg said

Paulson says Russia urged China to dump fannie, freddie bonds

Russia urged China to dump its Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac bonds in 2008 in a bid to force a bailout of the largest U.S. mortgage-finance companies, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said.

Honda issues recall

TOKYO – Honda Motor Co (7267.T) said on Friday it would recall a total 646,000 units of the Fit/Jazz and City models globally, including 140,000 in the United States. The recall covers the models sold in North America, South America, Europe, South

Bin Laden blasts US for climate change

CAIRO – Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S.