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Russian arms smuggler gets 25 years in U.S. prison

NEW YORK — A US judge on Thursday sentenced Russian “merchant of death” arms smuggler Viktor Bout to 25 years in prison for conspiring to sell a massive arsenal to anti-American guerrillas in Colombia. Bout, 45, has been accused of selling arms to despots and insurgency groups embroiled in some…

Superman comic soars to new $2.16 million record

A pristine first edition of the inaugural Superman comic book, originally costing just 10 cents, has sold at auction for a record-breaking $2.16 million. The 1938 copy of Action Comics #1, in which Superman debuted, sold Wednesday, smashing a $1.5 million record set for a slightly less well-preserved copy of the first edition…