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Chris Brown trial set to start on Monday Video included

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A judge has set Monday as the start date for the assault trial of singer Chris Brown in the nation's capital. More>>

Injured snowy owl ready for release into wild

A rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital and sent to Minnesota for rehabilitation is scheduled to be released into the wild. More>>

Hernandez associate linked to gun-running ordered held

The Florida man charged with lying to a federal grand jury investigating gun trafficking and former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez was ordered held without bail by a federal magistrate judge. More>>

Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing anniversary

Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed came together Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with solemn ceremonies. More>>

T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall Video included

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More than 100 years after dinosaurs were first displayed on the National Mall, T. rex — the king — is joining the Smithsonian collection after a 2,000-mile journey from Montana. More>>

Chicago to NYC: cold, snow will fade to spring warmth

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A harsh blast of cold air that will change rain to snow in the Northeast Tuesday night will be quick to leave. Rain will change to snow from central New York to Maine early Tuesday night. Some wet snowflakes will mix in with the rain in Philadelphia and New York City as temperatures quickly plummet into the 30s. Much of the precipitation will taper off after midnight across the Northeast except for eastern New England. However, if there are any lingering wet or slushy roads, subfreezi... More>>

Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

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Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016. More>>

Kansas Jewish community center shooting suspect had no record of violence Video included

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Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism. More>>

Google 'Glass' goes on sale -- for one day Video included

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The masses will join the digital illuminati beginning Tuesday, albeit briefly. Google says it will begin selling its much-hyped Google Glass to the public April 15 -- and only April 15. More>>

Md. Gov. O'Malley signs pot decriminalization bill Video included

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Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed a bill that decriminalizes possession of small amounts of marijuana, starting Oct. 1. More>>

Feds not alleging Marathon suspect shot officer

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Federal prosecutors say they won't try to prove Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev shot Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Officer Richard Donohue, but say he's still responsible for the officer's injuries. More>>

Video: Outgoing Secretary Sebelius missing pages during speech Video included

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Outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius lost her place momentarily during her speech at a Rose Garden ceremony Friday morning, when she discovered a page from her speech was missing. More>>

Chimpanzees Escape Zoo Enclosure And Run Wild

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Seven chimpanzees escaped their enclosure Thursday afternoon around 3:30pm at the Kansas City Zoo. More>>

Navajo Council, UN expert criticize Redskins name

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The Navajo Nation Council voted to oppose the use of the Washington Redskins name, while a United Nations human rights expert said separately that the term is inextricably linked to a history of suffering and dispossession. More>>

Family Dollar Closing 370 Stores

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Family Dollar announced it will 370 under-performing stores across the country. The company has not indicated if any of it's North Carolina stores will close. More>>

Judge rejects request to dismiss Chris Brown assault case Video included

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Singer Chris Brown's assault case is going forward after a judge in Washington on Monday rejected a request to dismiss it. More>>

4 of 5 living presidents to attend Austin Civil Rights Summit Video included

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Four of the five living U.S. presidents are headed to Austin this week for a civil rights summit. More>>

Ford recalls nearly 435,000 vehicles

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Ford is recalling nearly 435,000 cars to fix rusting frame parts or faulty seats. More>>

Scott Brown to start Senate bid in N.H. Thursday

Republican Scott Brown is officially kicking off his campaign for New Hampshire's U.S. Senate seat on Thursday. More>>

Fourth victim dies from SXSW injuries

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A Forth Worth teen has died from injuries sustained in the SXSW crash that occurred on March 13. More>>

US appeals court upholds new Texas abortion rules

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A federal appeals court has upheld Texas' tough new abortion restrictions. More>>

Former defense secretary James Schlesinger dies

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A Washington think tank confirms that James Schlesinger, a hawkish and erudite Republican who served in top Cabinet-level posts under three presidents, has died. He was 85.
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Investigation continues as tributes to 2 deceased Boston firefighters pour in

An investigation continued Thursday at the scene of a 9-alarm fire that killed two Boston firefighters. More>>

Petition calling for suspension of officer in dog shooting reaches 4,300 signers Video included

It's been a week since Winter the dog was shot by a Phoenix Police officer. That officer said he felt threatened when the dog charged him. More>>

Report: Russia warned FBI of Tsarnaev's alleged extremist ties in March 2011

A new report suggests Russian officials warned the FBI of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's alleged connection to militant Islamists well before the Boston Marathon bombings. More>>

14 dead in Washington state mudslide; search continues Video included

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As the search for survivors of a destructive Washington state mudslide ballooned Monday to include scores of people who were still unaccounted for, the death toll from the wall of trees, rocks and debris that swept through a rural community rose to at least 14. More>>

Oklahoma girl breaks Girl Scout cookie sales mark

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An Oklahoma City girl who says she asks everyone she meets to buy Girl Scout cookies has broken the organization's decades-old sales record by a margin about the size of a Thin Mint. More>>

Scott Brown announces exploratory committee for N.H. Senate

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Republican Scott Brown announced Friday that he has formed an exploratory committee to prepare a campaign for the U.S. Senate. More>>

Authorities: Chris Brown arrested on warrant

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Chris Brown was arrested Friday and will be held without bail on a warrant issued by probation officials in the latest legal entanglement for the R&B singer who has struggled to put his 2009 attack on Rihanna behind him. More>>

Graco adds more than 403,000 child seats to recall

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Graco Children's Products has added more than 403,000 child seats to last month's recall of 3.8 million to replace faulty harness buckles. More>>

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer won't seek third term Video included

"I will no longer be governor after this year, I will remain a proud cheerleader and champion for this awesome state that I love so dearly," said Governor Jan brewer. More>>

Tsarnaev seeks dismissal of some charges

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing on a request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to dismiss some of the charges he faces. More>>

US appeals court sets Va. same-sex marriage ban case for May

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A federal appeals court has tentatively scheduled May arguments on Virginia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. More>>

Friend's lawyer claims Tsarnaev destroyed cell phone

A lawyer for a friend of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect says Dzhokhar Tsarnaev destroyed his own cellphone before being arrested. More>>

Netflix falls victim to phishing scam

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If you are a Netflix customer, listen up: There could be a very new phishing scam greeting you when you try to log onto your account. More>>

Phoenix among cities vying for 2016 GOP convention

Three cities in the West and three in Ohio are among the eight finalists to host the Republicans' presidential nominating convention in 2016. More>>

Hernandez sued by families of victims in July 2012 murder

One day after getting in a jail house fight, Aaron Hernandez is facing two new wrongful death civil lawsuits. More>>

Teen With Failing Heart Urges Organ Donations Video included

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A boy from Mankato, Minn., has a broken heart that doctors can't fix. More>>

AG Holder hospitalized as precaution for faintness

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The Justice Department says Attorney General Eric Holder has been taken to the hospital as a precaution after experiencing faintness and shortness of breath at work. More>>

Obama reveals $300B transportation plan at Union Depot in St. Paul Video included

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President Obama delivered remarks at St. Paul's Union Depot on Wednesday afternoon where he unveiled a $300 billion transportation infrastructure plan. More>>

New Detroit police officers medically uninsured for first 90 days Video included

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Under a new insurance plan to cut costs, new Detroit police hires must work at least 91 days before their health insurance becomes active. More>>

NASA could have prevented astronaut's close call

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NASA could have prevented last summer's near-drowning of a spacewalking astronaut. That's the conclusion of an investigation board created by NASA in the wake of last July's close call outside the International Space Station. More>>

Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald's with breakfast Video included

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Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco. Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27, with items such as the A.M. Crunchwrap designed to appeal to its fan base of younger men. And the chain says breakfast will be available until 11 a.m. — a half-hour later than McDonald's offers its Egg McMuffins.
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Amanda Bynes Sentenced for 2012 Traffic Accident

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Amanda Bynes has pleaded no contest to one count of "wet reckless," a less serious charge than the DUI originally filed against the actress after a collision with a West Hollywood patrol car in April 2012. More>>

Longtime U.S. Rep. John Dingell to retire

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Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history and a champion of Detroit's auto industry, has announced his retirement. More>>

The IRS "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams for 2014

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The IRS releases the "Dirty Dozen" tax scams for 2014. Identity theft and phone scams top the list. More>>

High School Player With Down Syndrome Gets 2-Day NBA Contract Video included

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If you remember last week, Kevin Grow, who has Down Syndrome, and his coach decided to put him into the game, where he scored 14 points in all for the victory. Now he's been recognized by the NBA! More>>

LA Archdiocese To Settle Abuse Cases For $13 Million Video included

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles will pay $13 million to settle 17 clergy abuse lawsuits, including 11 that involve a visiting Mexican priest who fled prosecution and remains a fugitive. More>>

Pa. Craigslist killing suspect claims 22 others Video included

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A Pennsylvania woman charged with her newlywed husband with killing a man they met through Craigslist admitted to the slaying in a jailhouse interview with a newspaper and said she has killed more than 20 other people across the country, claims police said they are investigating. More>>

Study disputes value of routine mammograms Video included

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A Canadian study that many experts say has major flaws has revived debate about the value of mammograms. More>>

Boston congressional hearing on bombings planned

A Massachusetts congressman says the House Homeland Security Committee plans to hold a hearing in Boston this spring with victims of and first responders to the Boston Marathon bombings. More>>

Toyota recalls 1.9M Prius cars for software glitch Video included

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TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota said Wednesday it is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius cars globally for a software glitch that could cause the vehicle to stall. Toyota Motor Corp. said that 997,000 Prius cars in Japan, some 713,000 in North America, another 130,000 in Europe and the rest in other regions are being recalled for a problem in the software to control the hybrid system. No accidents or injuries have been reported related to the problem. The software could cause transistors to become damag... More>>

Graco recalling nearly 3.8M child car seats Video included

Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can get trapped by buckles that may not unlatch. More>>

Boy writes special message in snow outside hospital for sick mother Video included

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A heartwarming story after a boy in Chicago created a buzz around a hospital with a message in the snow to his mom. 14-year-old Will Hart wrote, Hi Mom. God Bless U, at the top of the parking garage outside Rush University Medical Center.
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Facebook page for Mich. boy who thought he had no friends gets worldwide attention

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A Facebook page created by a west Michigan mother to show her son that people cared for him on his birthday has gained worldwide attention. More>>

Authorities shut down 481-foot border drug tunnel

Federal authorities in southern Arizona say they've shut down one of the longest drug tunnels ever discovered in the border city of Nogales. More>>

House panel approves bill banning cell phone calls on flights

Allowing airline passengers to make cellphone calls in-flight is asking for trouble, lawmakers said Tuesday as a House panel approved a bill to ban such calls. More>>

Study: 2 or 3 vaccine doses more effective preventing HPV? Video included

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Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections and can lead to cervical cancer. A three-dose vaccine over a six-month period helps prevent HPV, but a new study investigates if you really need all three doses. More>>

President Obama signs farm bill Friday at Michigan State Video included

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President Barack Obama says signing the sweeping farm bill in Michigan makes sense because of its strong agricultural industry and few states better symbolize the nation's challenges during the past few years. More>>

TARGET TESTIMONY: What you need to know Video included

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Target Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday -- the first time Target publicly answered questions about the malware attack that compromised the credit and debit card information of 40 million customers. More>>

Train spills 12,000 gallons of crude oil near Winona, Minn.

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Trains spills 12,000 gallons of crude oil near Winona, Minn. More>>

Obama secures $750M in pledges to get kids online

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Claiming progress in his goal to put the world at the fingertips of every American student, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced $750 million in commitments from U.S. companies to begin wiring more classrooms with high-speed Internet. More>>

FDA launching anti-smoking campaign aimed at youth

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The Food and Drug Administration is using ads that depict yellow teeth and wrinkled skin to show the nation's at-risk youth the costs associated with cigarette smoking. More>>

Broncos player tweets touching exchange with son following Super Bowl

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Sometimes we're reminded that it's just a game. More>>

Feds to seek death penalty against Tsarnaev

The federal government will pursue the death penalty in the case against alleged Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. More>>

1,000 passengers infected with Norovirus on cruise ship

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A North Attleboro man was among the sick on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that was forced to head back to New Jersey several days early last week. More>>

Yahoo email account passwords stolen Video included

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Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday. More>>

Hernandez allegedly discussed Lloyd's murder in jail recordings

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Court documents released Friday allege former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez talked about the June 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd in conversations recorded at Bristol County Jail and House of Correction. More>>

Navy Yard gunman's doctor before rampage: 'No problem there' Video included

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The gunman who killed 12 people in last year's rampage at Washington's Navy Yard convinced Veterans Affairs doctors before the shootings that he had no mental health issues despite disturbing problems and encounters with police during the same period, according to a review by The Associated Press of his confidential medical files. More>>

Long lost Martin Luther King Jr audio found at valley Goodwill store Video included

A woman finds some old reel-to-reel tapes at a Goodwill store in Phoenix, they turned out to be a long-lost recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior's only speech here in the valley. More>>

Candlelight vigil held for Columbia mall shooting victims Video included

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The Maryland mall where two people were fatally shot last weekend held a candlelight vigil for the victims. More>>

Ga. governor, Atlanta mayor defend snow emergency response Video included

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In the face of stinging criticism from stranded motorists, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed defended their responses to Tuesday's snowfall. More>>

National Zoo announces birth of new lion cubs

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Two African lion cubs have been born at the National Zoo for the first time in four years. More>>

Ex-Senate staffer Loskarn dead in suicide; faced child pornography charges Video included

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A former aide to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander hanged himself in his parents' basement in Maryland as he awaited trial on child pornography charges, officials said Friday. More>>

Target to stop offering health insurance to part-time workers Video included

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Late Tuesday afternoon, Target announced it will stop offering health care coverage to part time employees on April 1, bringing a fresh wave of criticism during what is already a dark time for the bull's-eye brand. More>>

FBI, Arizona Attorney General's office investigate body donation lab Video included

Agents in biohazard suits were seen going through dumpsters at a Phoenix body donation lab raided by the Feds on Tuesday. FOX 10's Marc Martinez reports.
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Former Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell, wife indicted on corruption charges Video included

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once viewed as a rising star in the GOP, and his wife were indicted Tuesday on federal corruption charges accusing the couple of accepting tens of thousands of dollars in loans, shopping sprees, money for their daughter's wedding — and even a joyride in a Ferrari — from the owner of a company that makes health supplements. More>>

Krispy Kreme to Add Southern California Locations

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Krispy Kreme announced today that it will open 20 more shops across Southern California over the next seven years.  More>>

Appeals court upholds sex change for Mass. inmate

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A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change operation for a Massachusetts transgender inmate serving a life sentence for murder. More>>

Target to test smallest-ever store in Dinkytown

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Target announced Friday it will open its smallest-ever store -- a 20,000 sq. ft. TargetExpress in the Dinkytown neighborhood near the University of Minnesota campus. More>>

Google contact lens could be option for diabetics

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Google's latest prototype contact lens is one of several medical devices being designed by companies to make glucose monitoring for diabetic patients more convenient and less invasive than traditional finger pricks. More>>

One day after Snellville sisters' triple wedding, mom passes away Video included

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Three sisters from Snellville shared a very special memory with their mother when they got married in an emotional triple wedding ceremony on Sunday afternoon.  Her wish to see them all walk down the aisle came true, but Becky Swales lost her battle to breast cancer early Monday morning.
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Apple will refund at least $32.5 million in app case

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Kids gleefully snapped up virtual pet food, gems or other items while playing games on their mobile devices, while the bills from Apple Inc. mounted, often without parents' knowledge. Now, the tech giant has agreed to refund the money. More>>

Benghazi attack was preventable, Senate panel says

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Both highly critical and bipartisan, a Senate report declared Wednesday that the deadly assault on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented. The account spreads blame among the State Department, the military and U.S. intelligence for missing what now seem like obvious warning signs. More>>

Divers recover body of Lauren Li from Chicago River Video included

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A dive team recovered the body of Lauren Li from the icy Chicago River on Wednesday. Li had been unaccounted for after she fell into the water along with two friends early Monday. More>>

TMZ obtains photos of Marines apparently burning bodies

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The United States military is conducting a formal investigation into American soldiers burning the dead bodies of what appear to be Iraqi insurgents, according to TMZ.com. More>>

Boy, 12, shoots 2 classmates at New Mexico school Video included

A 12-year-old New Mexico boy drew a shotgun from a band-instrument case and shot and wounded two classmates at his middle school Tuesday morning before a teacher talked him into dropping the weapon and he was taken into custody, officials and witnesses said. More>>

Rock climber accused of using claw hammer to kill friend in Maryland park Video included

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A 31-year-old man faces charges after being accused of using a claw hammer to kill a rock climber during an outing at a Maryland park.
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Two children die after becoming trapped in hope chest

Two children found unresponsive at a home in Franklin Sunday night have died. More>>

Family sues to take pregnant brain-dead woman off life-support Video included

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The family of a pregnant brain-dead woman on life support filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a Ft. Worth hospital to remove her from life support. More>>

Girl nearly drowns after falling into septic tank Video included

A little girl who fell into a septic tank and nearly died over the weekend was released from a hospital Monday and headed home.  FOX 10's Steve Krafft reports. More>>

Another arctic blast on the way

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After a surge of mild air, there are signs of another arctic blast on the way, including a glancing blow from the polar vortex. While the timing of the the next polar plunge is challenging, it is not expected to be as extreme as that of Jan. 5-8, 2014.
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Biogenesis founder says he injected A-Rod with PEDs

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The attorney for New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez will file an injunction in federal court Monday morning in an attempt to stop a season-long suspension from Major League Baseball from taking effect. More>>

Detroit City Council president pro tem let off after alcohol, pot found in vehicle Video included

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Detroit City Council president pro tem George Cushingberry Jr. was let off with a ticket after an open alcoholic beverage container and marijuana were discovered inside his vehicle during a traffic stop. Detroit Police Chief James Craig has launched an internal investigation. More>>

Autistic boy fell asleep on school bus, taken to wrong school

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An 11-year-old autistic boy from Dorchester reportedly fell asleep on a school bus Thursday morning, missing his stop at the Joseph Lee School and neither the driver nor monitor noticed. More>>

Teenage lauded as hero for saving family from burning home Video included

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A teenager is being hailed as a hero for helping to save a family from a burning building in Dacula early Wednesday. More>>

Giffords completes skydive on third anniversary of shooting Video included

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Gabrielle Giffords marked the three-year anniversary of an attack that left her severely wounded and forced her to resign from Congress by skydiving Wednesday in a feat that highlights her ongoing recovery after having to learn how to walk and talk again. More>>

CDC: Only 1 in 4 American teens meet exercise standard Video included

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First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" campaign is all about getting young Americans to exercise, and a recent study by the CDC founds there are too many couch potatoes in the teen age group. More>>

Judge denies ex-US Rep. Rick Renzi's bail request

A federal judge has refused to allow ex-U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi remain free on bail while he appeals his convictions on public corruption and money laundering charges. More>>

Kluwe retains lawyer amid Vikings investigation of coach Video included

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Chris Kluwe, the vocal former punter for the Minnesota Vikings, has retained a lawyer to represent him as the team investigates his allegations that coach Mike Priefer made homophobic comments. More>>

Senate confirms Yellen to chair Federal Reserve

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The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen on Monday as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve. More>>

Brain Dead Girl Arrives at New Location

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 A lawyer for the family of a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after surgery says she has arrived safely at a new location, but that she was in "bad shape."     
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Vietnam Vet Pays It Forward For Afghanistan Vet Video included

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One veteran learned that what goes around comes around. The whole thing started when a Vietnam Veteran gave an Afghanistan Veteran tickets to the Cincinnati Bengals playoff game. More>>

Aspen airport remains closed after deadly crash Video included

Two men from Mexico were being treated Monday for serious injuries and another was dead after a fiery plane crash at the airport in Aspen, a popular ski resort where wealthy visitors shuttle in and out on private flights. More>>

Winchester PD K-9, Kota, falls through ceiling, breaks leg

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The Winchester Police Department says a K-9 officer who broke his leg when he fell through a ceiling inside a home Friday night will need surgery. If you would like to donate to Kota's recovery, the Winchester Police Department is accepting donations. More>>

Long lines in Colorado for first few days of legal weed sales Video included

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The state had 24 shops open Wednesday, most of them in Denver. Buyers dealt with long lines and some reports of shoppers smoking in public. More>>

From Anchor Jeff Michael

Paul Walker Autopsy: For How Many Eyes?

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I have just finished reading the autopsy reports on Paul Walker and Roger Rodas. The "Fast and Furious" star and Rodas were killed when the Porsche Carrera GT Rodas was driving went out of control on a Santa Clarita street and smashed into a tree at a speed of more than 100mph. More>>

TCU student dies from fall in San Diego

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According to the San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office, Matthew Nichols either jumped or fell to his death from a balcony at the San Diego Convention Center shortly after midnight on New Year's. More>>

NFL ready to tackle any Super Bowl snow

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Should a blizzard barrel its way through New York on Super Bowl Sunday, the NFL is ready. More>>

Brain samples stolen from Indiana medical museum, sold online

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A man who allegedly stole human brain samples from a medical history museum was arrested after a California man who bought some of the tissue online alerted authorities. More>>

Legal fight continues over Renoir painting

Lawyers for a Virginia woman trying to reclaim a Renoir painting seized by the FBI in an ownership dispute say a Baltimore museum's claim to the painting can't be authenticated in court. More>>

9-year-old girl delivers baby sister after mother goes into labor early Video included

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A nine-year-old Illinois girl rose to the challenge when her mom went into labor with her baby sister two weeks early. Alyssa Meza was at home when her mother's water broke. The woman knew she couldn't make it to the hospital in time.
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After the Times Square party comes the cleanup

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Party's over. Time to clean up. Shortly after the ball dropped Wednesday in Times Square, cleanup crews got to work. More>>

Brother of American Idol contestant Josh Holiday killed in wreck

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Jordan Wright was a student at Celeste High School and the younger brother of Season 12 American Idol contestant Josh Holiday. More>>

Todashev's father pens letter to president, releases graphic images of son's body

The father of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's friend who was shot to death by an FBI agent inside his Orlando, Fla. apartment reportedly penned a letter to President Barack Obama asking him to ensure authorities do not interfere with the investigation into his son's death. More>>

Delta flight slips off the taxiway at Detroit Metropolitan Airport

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A Delta Airline passenger plane slips off an airport taxiway Monday morning and ends up getting stuck in the mud, according an airline spokesperson. More>>

Four Missing Mountain Bikers Found In Angeles National Forest

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Search and rescue teams today found the four mountain bikers who had been missing in the Angeles National Forest since going for a ride on Mount Wilson Sunday, police said. More>>

Detroit bankruptcy trial on hold, city ordered to renegotiate with banks Video included

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Judge Steven Rhodes pulled the plug Wednesday on the week's bankruptcy trial. The move comes on the second day of the proceedings and after Detroit emergency manager Kevyn Orr took the stand. More>>

Harvard student charged in connection with bomb threats at school

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A Harvard University student was charged in connection with bomb threats made at the school Monday morning. More>>

New task force working to fight Detroit blight, counting exact number of abandoned buildings Video included

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In a city full of abandoned houses and vacant commercial buildings, a new task force is working to fight blight in Detroit. Groups of surveyors are going to Detroit neighborhoods to count exactly how many buildings are blighted and abandoned. More>>

US current account deficit narrows to $94.8 billion in third quarter

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The U.S. current account deficit narrowed in the July-September quarter to the lowest level in four years as a rise in Americans' foreign investment earnings helped offset a bigger deficit in goods. More>>

Navy Yard Building 197 will get new visitors entrance, remembrance area during renovation Video included

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The Navy Yard building in Washington where a gunman killed 12 people will get a new visitor's entrance and a renovated interior, including a "remembrance area" for the victims, a military spokeswoman said Monday. More>>

Delta flight from Minneapolis skids off runway in Madison, Wis.

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A Delta jet skid off the runway into the snow in Madison, Wis. on Monday. The flight originated from Minneapolis-St. Paul. There were no injuries reported and passengers were taken to the terminal by bus. More>>

FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria

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Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday they are revisiting the safety of triclosan, the sanitizing agent found in soap in countless kitchens and bathrooms. More>>

'Lawrence of Arabia' star Peter O'Toole dead at 81

Peter O'Toole, one of the most magnetic, charismatic and fun figures in British acting, died Saturday at age 81 after a long illness. More>>

Neighbor helps rescue 6 from house fire, grandmother jumps to safety Video included

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Six people escaped or were rescued in a house fire that began Wednesday night. Four of the people were children. Fire officials say a grandmother jumped from a second-floor window and broke her leg. More>>

Pew: Report finds millennial women are closing the wage gap

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A new report shows young women are closing the gender wage gap in the workplace. More>>

Democrat Clark wins Mass. congressional race

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Democratic Katherine Clark has defeated three opponents to win a special election to fill a vacant Massachusetts congressional seat. More>>

NASA: Cooling pump on International Space Station shuts down

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NASA said Wednesday it was looking into a problem with a malfunctioning cooling pump on the International Space Station, but there was no immediate danger to the six crewmen on board. More>>

Tea party plans lawsuit challenging Braves deal with Cobb County Video included

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The Atlanta Tea Party is planning to file a lawsuit challenging the Braves stadium deal with Cobb County. More>>

Sen. Lamar Alexander's chief of staff arrested on child porn charges Video included

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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has replaced his chief of staff after learning the staffer's home was being searched as part of a child pornography investigation. More>>

Ted Turner wants namesake ballpark as green space

Ted Turner says he's shocked the Braves are moving out of the ballpark named after him in downtown Atlanta. More>>

Texas woman admits to sending ricin to Obama

A Texas woman and former actress pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg. More>>

Government sells remaining stake in GM

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The U.S. government no longer owns part of General Motors. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the government sold its remaining shares in the automaker on Tuesday. More>>

Big storm dumps snow on East Coast, travel dicey

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A plodding storm that dumped heavy snow on the unsuspecting Mid-Atlantic region threatened to make roads dicey in the northeast corridor for Monday's commute while travel disruptions continued to ripple across the country days after the same system first began wreaking havoc in the skies. More>>

Solemn events to mark JFK's assassination

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Loose gatherings of the curious and conspiracy-minded at Dallas' Dealey Plaza have marked past anniversaries of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, featuring everything from makeshift memorials to marching drummers to discussions about who else might have been in on the killing. More>>

Gov't expects to finish GM stock sale by year end

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The U.S. government expects to sell the last of its stake in General Motors by the end of the year, bringing an end to a sad chapter in the company's storied history. More>>

Obama pays tribute to John F. Kennedy legacy Video included

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Honoring the legacy of John F. Kennedy, President Barack Obama laid a wreath at the assassinated president's gravesite as a nation remembers that terrible day in Dallas a half-century ago Friday.
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Bulger gets two life sentences, plus 5 years

The man who once ruled Boston's underworld was sentenced to two life sentences, plus five years in court Thursday. More>>

Jury acquits Air Force officer accused of groping Video included

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An Air Force officer who once led the branch's sexual assault response team was acquitted Wednesday of allegations that he groped a woman outside a Virginia bar. More>>

Smithsonian makes push in 3D imaging of artifacts Video included

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With most of its 137 million objects kept behind the scenes or in a faraway museum, the Smithsonian Institution is launching a new 3D scanning and printing initiative to make more of its massive collection accessible to schools, researchers and the public worldwide. More>>

ABC News reporter diagnosed with breast cancer after on-air mammogram

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ABC News correspondent Amy Robach says she has breast cancer, a month after she was given a mammogram on the air for a "Good Morning America" story. More>>

Remaining 300 Blockbuster stores in US to close

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The final curtain is falling on the remaining Blockbuster video-rental stores that Dish Network Corp. runs in the U.S. About 300 Blockbuster locations scattered around the country will be closed by early January.
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Witnesses describe Detroit barbershop shootout Video included

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Two people have died after a shooting at Al's Barbershop on Seven Mile Road in Detroit and eight others were injured, making a total of ten victims, police say. They believe the shooting may have been retaliation after a gambling dispute. More>>

Twitter sets IPO price at $26, will raise $1.8 billion Video included

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Twitter has set a price of $26 per share for its initial public offering, which means the company's stock can begin trading Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange in the most highly anticipated IPO since Facebook's 2012 debut. More>>

Construction worker, 19, falls 40 feet from I-90 bridge Video included

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A 19-year-old construction worker has life-threatening injuries after falling about 40 feet from a bridge on I-90 over the Mississippi River on Wednesday morning. More>>

Group launches app for World War II Memorial in DC Video included

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A group of World War II veterans visiting the memorial to that conflict in Washington, D.C. was introduced to a new mobile app. More>>

In final day, Va. governor hopefuls meet voters Video included

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To appreciate their vastly different strategies in the race for Virginia governor, simply look at how the candidates spent Monday, the final full day of campaigning before polls open. More>>

Police investigating burglary of vehicle at John Kerry's DC home Video included

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FOX 5 has learned D.C. police are investigating a burglary at the Georgetown home of Secretary of State John Kerry. More>>

White House goes pink for breast cancer awareness

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Tourists may do a double take when they pass by the White House on Thursday.

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Cutbacks coming to food stamp program Video included

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Millions of American families will have to adjust their grocery budgets due to scheduled cutbacks to the food stamps program. More>>

Sale of Boston Globe to Red Sox owner is finalized

The New York Times Co. sale of The Boston Globe to businessman and principal Boston Red Sox owner John Henry was finalized Thursday. More>>

Boston Marathon suspect may pin blame on brother

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers may try to save him from the death penalty in the Boston Marathon bombing by arguing he fell under the murderous influence of his older brother, legal experts say. More>>

Ohio man gets 6 1/2 years after DUI crash confession Video included

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An Ohio man was sentenced Wednesday to 6½ years in prison for causing a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of heavy drinking, which he had confessed to in an online video. More>>

FIRST ON FOX: Tamerlan Tsarnaev implicated in Waltham triple murders

Tamerlan Tsarnaev "participated" in a brutal Waltham triple murder that left one of his friends dead, according to newly-filed court records that attribute the information to the Boston Marathon bombing suspect's now-dead friend. More>>

US Capitol dome to undergo restoration Video included

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It is a beaming beacon of our democracy -- the U.S. Capitol and its bright, shiny dome. But starting next month, the 150-year-old cast iron dome will undergo a major renovation.

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Nevada student opens fire, kills teacher and himself Video included

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A student at a Nevada middle school opened fire with a semi-automatic handgun on campus just before the starting bell Monday, wounding two 12-year-old boys and killing a math teacher who was trying to protect children from their classmate. More>>

Police looking for information on EMU student's homicide Video included

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Ypsilanti police are investigating the suspected murder of an Eastern Michigan University football player, according to a post on the school's website. More>>

DC Council to consider subsidizing college tuition Video included

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The D.C. Council will consider establishing an ambitious grant program to help District of Columbia students pay for college. More>>

Family Of NJ Fallen Soldier Wants Town To Fly Special Honor Flag

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New Jersey family fights Bordentown city officials over a special flag they want put up to honor their son and others killed in action. More>>

Jets freed after getting stuck in snow at Detroit Metro Airport Video included

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Two Delta regional jets once stuck on a snowy taxiway at Detroit Metropolitan airport have been freed, FOX 2's Amy Lange reports. More>>

Navy Yard building where gunman killed 12 to be renamed

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Officials are renaming the Washington Navy Yard building where a gunman fatally shot 12 people in September before he was killed by police. More>>

US warns of explosives in toothpaste tubes Video included

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The Homeland Security Department is warning airlines flying to Russia that terrorists may try to smuggle explosives on board hidden in toothpaste tubes. More>>

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  • Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

    Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:01 AM EDT2014-04-19 07:01:44 GMT
    All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.
    All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.
  • Looming, creeping landslide splits home in Wyoming

    Looming, creeping landslide splits home in Wyoming

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:31 AM EDT2014-04-19 06:31:26 GMT
    A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.
    A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon just-begun efforts to stabilize the hillside.
  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:23 AM EDT2014-04-19 05:23:46 GMT
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
  • Senator's ex-aide apologizes for child porn in letter before his death

    Senator's ex-aide apologizes for child porn in letter before his death

    Tuesday, January 28 2014 7:22 PM EST2014-01-29 00:22:35 GMT
    A former aide to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander who killed himself last week as he awaited trial on child pornography charges wrote in a letter before his death that he "should have known better" than to view the images and said his actions had wounded his family and disappointed his former boss and colleagues.
    A former aide to U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander who killed himself last week as he awaited trial on child pornography charges wrote in a letter before his death that he "should have known better" than to view the images and said his actions had wounded his family and disappointed his former boss and colleagues.
  • LA Celebrates New Years Day With The 125th Rose Parade

    LA Celebrates New Years Day With The 125th Rose Parade

    Wednesday, January 1 2014 3:55 PM EST2014-01-01 20:55:45 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Top awards went to the City of Glendale and Dole Packaged Foods, as final preparations were underway for the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] Top awards went to the City of Glendale and Dole Packaged Foods, as final preparations were underway for the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.
  • Vending machines to post calorie counts of snacks

    Vending machines to post calorie counts of snacks

    Monday, December 30 2013 6:00 PM EST2013-12-30 23:00:08 GMT
    The next time you hit the vending machine get ready to count your calories, too. Under President Obama's healthcare law most vending machines will be required to also list the calorie content of each of its items.
    The next time you hit the vending machine get ready to count your change and your calories. Under President Obama's healthcare law most vending machines will be required to also list the calorie content of each of its items.
  • Bipartisan budget agreement clears Congress

    Bipartisan budget agreement clears Congress

    Wednesday, December 18 2013 9:18 PM EST2013-12-19 02:18:46 GMT
    Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Wednesday scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a year more likely to be remembered for a partial government shutdown and near-perpetual gridlock.
    Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Wednesday scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a year more likely to be remembered for a partial government shutdown and near-perpetual gridlock.

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