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Wednesday, February 15

Hefner's son charged in assault on Playmate

Marston Hefner, the 21-year-old son of the Playboy mogul, was arrested Sunday night for allegedly battering Claire Sinclair. [More]

Oprah Winfrey issues apology for 'begging' viewers to watch OWN instead of Grammys Sunday

Oprah Winfrey found herself embroiled in a Twitter furor and offered an apology Monday after she took to the microblogging site a day earlier urging her fans - especially Nielsen households - to watch her struggling cable channel OWN instead of the Grammy Awards. Ironically, Winfrey was among the 39.9 million people who watched the Grammys on Sunday night. [More]

Jury selection under way in trial of man accused of murdering wife on honeymoon

Jury selection is under way for a second day in the trial of an Alabama man accused of killing his bride during their 2003 honeymoon in Australia. [More]

Police: Man doesn't have knife-proof abs

Russian authorities said a man was arrested for allegedly stabbing a friend who claimed his abs were strong enough to resist a knife blade. [More]

California boy home alone calls 911, foils robbery

A 12-year-old California boy, who was home alone at 8 a.m. Monday morning, was composed enough to call police and hide in his bathroom when he saw a stranger try to break into his home. [More]

No public memorial for Whitney Houston

Singer Whitney Houston's family has decided against a public memorial for her at a New Jersey sports arena, and will hold an invitation-only service at the church where she first sang publicly. [More]

Oliver Stone's son converts to Islam in Iran

The son of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone converted to Islam while making a documentary film in Iran, Agence France Press reports. [More]

Prosecutors seek to reinstate Knox conviction

Italian prosecutors asked the country's highest criminal court on Tuesday to reinstate the murder convictions of American Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend in the brutal slaying of a British student. [More]

Will Your Valentine's Kiss Come From Poison Lips?

Study of lead in lipstick finds the toxic substance in most brands, with a L'Oreal brand containing highest level. [More]

Police: Florida mom beaten, raped by 19-year-old

Police say a South Florida mother managed to call 911 as a would-be burglar raped, beat and choked her while her newborn baby lay beside her on the bed. [More]

100-year-old couple married 71 years

A New Jersey couple who are both 100 years old said their love has survived nearly 71 years of marriage. [More]

Tuesday, February 14

Sony raised prices on Whitney Houston’s digital music 30 minutes after her death

As much criticism as record labels receive for how they treat artists, Sony Music might take the cake. The company pulled the ultimate in shameful activities this weekend by raising the price on Whitney Houston’s Ultimate Collection album on iTunes and Amazon within 30 minutes of her death on Saturday, according to MediaBeat. [More]

'Tragic accident': Pastor's daughter shot at church

A pastor's daughter was accidentally shot in the head at a church in St. Petersburg, police said. [More]

Mom punched son in anger management class

A Kentucky woman was arrested after allegedly punching her son in the face during her anger management class. [More]

ACORN-Tied Group Seeks Cash for 'Occupy' Protest

California group asks for donations up to $20,000 to cover costs of protest scheduled for capitol. [More]

JFK intern recounts long-ago affair in new book

Mimi Alford was terrified in 1998 when the Monica Lewinsky scandal turned the word "intern" into a dirty joke, exposing an affair with a president. Her decades-old secret about her trysts with John F. Kennedy was still safe then. [More]

Father of girls who died in fire seeks estate control

The father of three girls who died in a raging Christmas Day fire in Connecticut is seeking to administer their estate, a maneuver that would allow him to represent it in any potential lawsuit - about which no decision has been made, his attorney said Monday. [More]

Twitter: Often first, not always right

News of the tragic death of Whitney Houston this weekend didn't appear first on television or mainstream news sites. Instead it was revealed in a tweet posted forty-five minutes before the Associated Press reported the tragedy. [More]

Police: Houston was unconscious, underwater

Singer Whitney Houston was found unconscious and submerged in water in her hotel room bathtub, Beverly Hills police confirmed on Monday. [More]

Whitney Houston's body to be taken home to NJ

The body of Whitney Houston was set to be flown home to New Jersey late Monday for a funeral to be held at week's end, said two people who have spoken with the singer's family. [More]

Cops: Blood found on comforter in Powell storage unit

Police in Washington state who searched a storage unit rented by Josh Powell found a stained comforter that tested positive for blood in initial exams, according to documents filed in court. [More]

Sheriff's deputy suspected of having sex with inmate

A sheriff's deputy has been booked on suspicion of having sex with an inmate at a jail in southern California, authorities announced Friday. [More]

Empire State Building files for $1 billion IPO

Pssst. Hey, buddy! Wanna buy the Empire State Building? It's an old joke, at least among New Yorkers, but it will soon have a bit of the ring of truth to it. [More]

Laptop-shooting dad says he'd do it over again

On a week when it seemed half of America was weighing why French parents were superior, the other half was cheering for "laptop-shooting dad." The irony can't be missed. [More]

Hugh Hefner's son Marston arrested for attacking Playmate-of-the-Year-girlfriend, report says

Hugh Hefner's oldest son Marston Hefner was arrested last night after he allegedly attacked his Playmate of the Year girlfriend Claire Sinclair, TMZ has learned. [More]

Monday, February 13

Coroner: Whitney Houston died in bathtub

But Los Angeles coroner would not comment on reports that numerous prescription drug bottles were found in hotel room. [More]

Houston Autopsy Results on Hold

Whitney Houston's autopsy has been completed, LA coroner's office says, and while there is no cause of death at this time pending toxicology test results, officials say there were no visible signs of trauma and foul play is not suspected. [More]

Whitney Houston's death sets somber tone for Grammys

The sudden death of Whitney Houston casts a pall over the music industry's biggest night, the Grammy Awards, but the show will go on Sunday with a "respectful musical tribute," show producers said. [More]

Family, teachers remember Powell boys in Tacoma

More than a thousand people mourned the deaths of Charlie and Braden Powell at a public funeral Saturday, nearly a week after the young boys' father killed them and himself in a gas-fueled blaze. [More]

Valentine's post office faces closure

Romantics wanting a special Valentine's Day postmark from the town of Valentine, Texas, may soon be out of luck, as the Postal Service downsizes, officials say. [More]

Florida man shoots self at gun range, wife found dead

Florida man shoots self at gun range, wife found dead. [More]

Bin Laden reportedly wanted kids to avoid terrorism

Usama bin Laden wanted his younger children to go to college in the West and live in peace rather than embrace terrorism, according to his brother-in-law. [More]

Glen Campbell talks about Grammys, living with Alzheimer's

Last June, Glen Campbell stunned fans when he revealed in a press release that he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. It was not an easy decision to go public with his private struggle, but his family felt it was a decision that needed to be made. [More]

Sunday, February 12

Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies

Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48. [More]

Kid Rock slams hometown paper over claims about clothing line

On Monday, a Detroit Free Press story was published highlighting the fact that some T-shirts from Kid Rock’s Made in Detroit clothing line are not actually produced in Detroit or even in the United States. The star fired back an expletive-laced response at writer Susan Tompor on the company’s website Friday for a story he called “a hatchet job.’’ [More]

Kid Rock's Response to the Detroit Free Press

(Strong language) [More]

Man says transvestite escort cheated him

A Florida man says a young escort he hired off Craigslist cheated him in two ways: He was a transvestite and he took advantage of his host's generosity. [More]

Saturday, February 11

14-year-old shoots self in face in cafeteria

A 14-year-old shot himself in the face in a New Hampshire elementary school cafeteria filled with dozens of students eating lunch, officials said Friday. [More]

District paid teacher at center of LA abuse scandal to settle

Los Angeles Unified School District paid the teacher at the center of the Miramonte child sexual abuse scandal $40,000 as part of a settlement in the wake of accusations of classroom behavior deemed “immoral” and “unprofessional” as well as a claim of “evident unfitness for service.” Under the agreement, Mark Berndt, 61, is entitled to his full pension and retirement health benefits. [More]

Madonna: Not happy about M.I.A.'s gesture

The British hip-hop artist M.I.A. has apologized to Madonna for making an obscene gesture during the Super Bowl halftime show, Madonna's spokeswoman said. [More]

Dad shoots daughter's laptop over Facebook post

A video purporting to be the work of an angry father teaching his daughter a lesson by shooting bullets through her laptop is the viral video of day. [More]

Navy names ship for former congresswoman Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords, the recently retired congresswoman from Arizona who was shot in an assassination attempt 13 months ago, returned to Washington Friday for double honors. The Navy named a ship after her and she saw President Barack Obama sign the last piece of legislation she authored into law. [More]

Solve common pet behavior problems

Whether you adopt a puppy or an older dog, a little training goes a long way toward preserving a happy, healthy relationship. I asked professional dog trainers to share the most prevalent behavior issues, along with tools to address the problem. Here are the top five issues and tips to promote good behavior for the rest of the year. [More]

Friday, February 10

Cops: Teen stabs grandma, shoots with crossbow

A central Florida teen is facing first-degree murder charges after authorities say he stabbed his grandmother nearly 100 times, hit her in the face with a wrench and shot her in the back of the head with a crossbow arrow. [More]

Tribe suing beer companies for alcohol problems

An American Indian tribe sued some of the world's largest beer makers Thursday, claiming they knowingly contributed to devastating alcohol-related problems on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. [More]

Strip club to open next to Chicago convent

Just to the other side of the sisters of St. Charles Borromeo Convent’s prized vegetable garden, a million-dollar strip club is being built that will feature naked women and a hi-tech 3D projection system. [More]

Facebook unfriending leads to 2 Tennessee shooting deaths

A father who was upset after a Tennessee couple deleted his adult daughter as a friend on Facebook has been charged in the shooting deaths of the couple, authorities said Wednesday. [More]

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in same hospital for shoulder surgeries

It might be time for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone to pass the action star torch. Schwarzenegger, 64, who recently announced he'd be starring in The Tomb alongside Stallone, 65, posted a picture of the duo Wednesday on the website WhoSay — laying side by side in hospital beds. [More]

FBI file: Steve Jobs was considered for govt post

FBI background interviews of some people who knew Apple founder Steve Jobs reveal a man so driven by power that he sometimes lost sight of honesty. One described Jobs to the FBI as a deceptive person — someone who was not totally forthright and honest and as having a tendency to distort reality in order to achieve his goals. [More]

Most docs tell white lies, study finds

More than half of doctors surveyed told patients an untruth and 20 percent didn't report a medical mistake, new research finds. [More]

House passes curbs on lawmaker insider trading

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill to curb insider trading by lawmakers and other government officials on Thursday, despite objections from Democrats and some Republicans that it lacked some tough measures to fight corruption. [More]

Thursday, February 9

'Music teacher of the year' accused of student showers

Los Angeles police have reopened an investigation into molestation charges against a high school music teacher. [More]

Mountain lion snatches boy during family outing

A 6-year-old Texas boy is recovering after being attacked by a mountain lion while walking with his family at Big Bend National Park. The boy's father, Jason Hobbs, pounced on the mountain lion as it clamped onto Rivers' face. Hobbs ultimately stabbed the animal in the chest with a pocketknife, causing it to flee. [More]

Man tries to burn wife, scorches himself instead

Authorities say a man is in critical condition Tuesday after he tried to set his wife on fire, but burned himself instead. [More]

Busey Goes Bankrupt

Court records show Gary Busey has filed for bankruptcy and is listing more than $500,000 in estimated personal debts. [More]

Reality TV producer extradited to Mexico in wife's death

Bruce Beresford-Redman, the reality television-show producer accused of murdering his wife, Monica, in Cancun in 2010, has been extradited to Mexico. [More]

Rescued dog bites TV anchor during broadcast

An 85-pound Argentine mastiff dog dramatically rescued a day earlier from an icy lake was impounded Wednesday after viciously biting a Denver television news anchor on her face during a live in-studio segment. [More]

Schwarzenegger joins Stallone in 'The Tomb'

It's an action superstar reunion: Arnold Schwarzenegger is joining Sylvester Stallone for the thriller "The Tomb." [More]

CNN drops commentator over Beckham tweets

Roland Martin apologized for what he called a misunderstanding, but the network suspends him for language about Super Bowl ad. [More]

More photos found in Calif. teacher abuse case

The scandal embroiling an elementary school where two teachers were arrested last week on lewdness charges widened Wednesday with revelations of 200 more inappropriate photos of children and that one teacher sent warmly written birthday cards and presents to students who participated in his "games." [More]

Katy Perry, Russell Brand finalize divorce

A judge has granted Katy Perry and Russell Brand a divorce, although the pair won't be legally split up until July. [More]

Wednesday, February 8

Student, 14, allegedly sold beer at school, police say

State police say a 14-year-old boy got beer from his 19-year-old brother and then sold or gave some to other students who allegedly drank it at their high school. [More]

Entire LA school staff to be replaced after scandals- Shocking pics open up trial of LA detective

The entire staff at a U.S. school where two teachers were arrested on suspicion of lewd conduct will be removed while the school district investigates, the Los Angeles school superintendent said Monday night. [More]

Cops: Powell meticulously planned murder-suicide

Josh Powell painted himself as a tortured man, ridiculed without reason in the disappearance of his wife, steadfastly insisting he was innocent until the end. [More]

Boston Really Hates Gisele

There is a long list of people to blame for the New England Patriots’ crushing loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI, but many people in Boston are directing their anger towards quarterback Tom Brady’s better half, supermodel Gisele Bündchen. [More]

Nick Carter skips sister Leslie's funeral

The former Backstreet Boy chose performing at a scheduled concert over attending his sister's New York funeral Sunday. [More]

Komen Foundation VP resigns after funding controversy

Karen Handel, a vice president with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, resigned her position Tuesday after a controversy over funding for Planned Parenthood projects, the foundation said. [More]

Man dies after spinal injury at trampoline park

A 30-year-old Phoenix man has died after suffering a spinal injury at an indoor trampoline park, fire officials said. [More]

Dad picking up DUI son gets DUI

Police in Pennsylvania said man who came to pick up his son, who was charged with driving under the influence, was arrested for the same offense. [More]

Obama campaign returning contributions from donors tied to fugitive

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign said Tuesday it is returning about $200,000 in donations collected by two Chicago men after a newspaper report described their brother as a fugitive with alleged links to violence and corruption in Mexico. [More]

Tuesday, February 7

Former intern reveals details of JFK affair

Mimi Alford claims she had an 18-month-long affair with President John F. Kennedy when she was a White House intern. [More]

Missing mom's slain sons: She was put 'in the trunk'

The husband of missing Utah woman Susan Powell intentionally set his home on fire Sunday, killing him and his two young sons, authorities say. [More]

Gisele Blames Brady Receivers

Supermodel Gisele Bundchen had no qualms in telling friends who she thought was to blame for her husband Tom Brady's New England Patriots' Super Bowl defeat. His receivers. [More]

Eastwood's 'Halftime' is top with users

Chrysler ignored some of the unwritten rules of Super Bowl advertising — be brief, be funny — for the second year in a row, but it didn’t matter to readers. [More]

Man shoots self in leg at gun show

Authorities say a Georgia man is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the leg at a Savannah gun show. [More]

Retrial ordered after judge falls asleep

A retrial has been ordered for an appeals court case in Gothenburg, Sweden, after the presiding judge fell asleep during proceedings, lawyers said. [More]

M.I.A. flips middle finger during halftime show

The singer, who joined Madonna during Sunday's Super Bowl XLVI halftime show, didn't experience a wardrobe malfunction, but instead gave viewers at home a shock when she flipped her middle finger to TV cameras. [More]

Monday, February 6

Blast kills spouse, kids of missing Utah woman during supervised visit

A house explosion has killed Josh Powell, the husband of missing Utah woman Susan Powell, and their two sons. During a supervised visit Sunday, Powell let the boys in the house, blocked the social worker from entering, then the home blew up minutes later. [More]

Flashback February 2, 2012: Josh Powell, husband of missing Utah mother Susan Powell, denied custody of children

A Washington judge ruled Wednesday that the children of missing Utah mother Susan Powell must remain in the custody of her parents. The judge continued Powell's twice weekly supervised visits with the boys. [More]

Cops use stun gun on woman blocking drive-thru

North Carolina authorities say they used a stun gun on a woman motorist who blocked a McDonald's drive-thru for 20 minutes after employees refused to serve her because she cut in line. [More]

Micron CEO dies in plane crash, industry stunned

Micron Technology Inc Chief Executive and Chairman Steve Appleton died in a small plane crash on Friday, a major loss for a U.S. memory chipmaker already struggling with sluggish computer sales and declining prices. [More]

Assistant Principal Quits Amid Videotaping Charges

New Jersey educator accused of secretly videotaping boys in the school's communal showers resigns. [More]

Fla. bill would ban buying sweets with food stamps

Florida's poor can use food stamps to buy staples like vegetables and meat. But they can also use them to buy sweets and snack foods like chips, something a state senator wants stopped. [More]

Cop impersonator steals money after cuffing driver

Cherokee County deputies say a man posing as a police officer pulled over an elderly man near Chesnee, then handcuffed him to his steering wheel while rummaging through his glove compartment and stealing money. [More]

Sunday, February 5

School suspends 9-year-old over MJ 'groin grab'

A 9-year-old boy was suspended from a Catholic school after mimicking a Michael Jackson move during a performance of "Billie Jean" at a fundraiser, a Minnesota newspaper reports. [More]

JFK baggage screener accused of stealing $5,000 from jacket

A baggage screener at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport has been arrested after being accused of stealing $5,000 in cash from a traveler's jacket, according to the Port Authority Police Department. [More]

Oops! Giants website says they're champs got caught with enjoying a little premature celebration on Saturday. [More]

Woman blames 'big breasts' for failing sobriety test

told arresting officers that her "big breasts" were responsible for her failing a sobriety test, according to a police report cited Friday by WTVJ-TV. [More]

LA school reeling from arrest of second teacher

A bizarre case at an inner-city elementary school where a teacher was charged with taking bondage-style photographs of children has expanded with the arrest of a second teacher suspected of fondling two girls in his classroom. [More]

Marine's wife killed in California propane explosion

Military officials say the wife of a U.S. Marine died and a Navy corpsman and his wife were injured in a propane gas explosion outside a remote Northern California training base. [More]

Saturday, February 4

10 Best Super Bowl Car Commercials

As Super Bowl XLVI approaches, it's clear that car ads are going to dominate the commercial breaks in the big game. And while we've been underwhelmed by some of the leaked spots, Super Bowl Sunday has brought us some great auto advertising. [More]

Obama presses Congress for more homeowner bailouts

President Barack Obama on Saturday pressed lawmakers to pass his proposal to provide up to $10 billion in aid to struggling homeowners. [More]

Racy ads for French movie about infidelity pulled

What does it take to shock in the land of the Gallic shrug? Ads that suggest adulterous oral sex, according to complaints about new movie "Les Infideles." [More]

Bruce Willis, Ashton Kutcher visit recovering Demi Moore, report says

Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher were spotted visiting Demi Moore this week as she recovered at her Los Angeles home following her collapse and hospitalization for "exhaustion." [More]

Woman accused of selling fake Facebook stock

A Wisconsin woman has been charged with theft over accusations she tried to profit from Facebook's much-anticipated plans to go public by selling fake stock in the social media giant. [More]

Woman charged in beheading plot held without bond

A federal judge in North Carolina ruled Friday that a Raleigh school administrator accused of paying a hit man to behead three witnesses in a terrorism case should be held without bond until her trial. [More]

Big rigs won't be getting any bigger - for a while

A House committee passed a measure Thursday maintaining current tractor-trailer sizes and weights for three years until a study can be completed on the potential costs incurred by allowing longer and heavier trucks on U.S. roads. [More]

Komen Foundation reverses funding decision of Planned Parenthood

Faced with a deluge of opposition that included pressure from lawmakers and internal dissent, one of America's leading breast cancer advocacy groups on Friday reversed itself on a decision that would have cut off funding to some Planned Parenthood projects. [More]

Ben Gazzara dies at 81

Ben Gazzara employed his distinctive, guttural voice and powerful stare most memorably in a series of film collaborations with the director John Cassavetes. [More]

Motorola: Some refurbished tablets weren't wiped

Motorola Mobility says about 100 Xoom tablet computers that it refurbished for sale on may not have been properly wiped of the previous owners' data. [More]

Friday, February 3

Bald suspect wanted for stealing Rogaine

Police are looking for two men, one of whom is bald, caught on surveillance cameras stealing Rogaine from a CVS Pharmacy on Long Island. Authorities say the men walked into the CVS in Sayville on Dec. [More]

House bans use of welfare funds at strip clubs

The House passed legislation Wednesday that would prevent welfare recipients from spending money on adult entertainment, alcohol or gambling. [More]

Man claims he was paid to kill Detroit executive

The man claiming to be an accomplice in the murder of a Detroit marketing executive told authorities he was paid to kill the woman, a source close to the investigation told the Detroit Free Press. [More]

Coroner in Amy Winehouse case resigns

The coroner who conducted the inquest into the death of Amy Winehouse has resigned, raising the possibility that the case could be reopened. [More]

Feds' secret no-fly list more than doubles in a year

The size of the government's secret list of suspected terrorists who are banned from flying to or within the United States has more than doubled in the past year. [More]

Verisign, at Web's core, hacked: What does it mean to you?

It should be clear by now that nothing online is sacred, and no security company is safe from hackers. [More]

Treasure hunter claims to have found $3 billion wreck

A treasure hunter claims he has located the wreck of a British merchant ship sunk off Cape Cod during World War II while allegedly carrying cargo now worth more than $3 billion. [More]

Thursday, February 2

Woman wins small-claims suit over Honda hybrid mpg

The Southern California owner of a Honda hybrid car won almost $10,000 in a small-claims court lawsuit against the automaker over the vehicle's failure to deliver its stated fuel economy - the first case among many that could cost Honda $2 billion. [More]

Tracy Morgan's mom pleads for his help saving home

Tracy Morgan's mother says she struggled for years to provide the comedian with everything he needed as a child, but now that she's out of work and facing foreclosure he's refusing to help her. [More]

Oops! FBI uses chain saw on wrong door

A Massachusetts mother says the FBI used a chain saw blade to cut through her door and held her at gunpoint for at least 30 minutes before agents realized they were conducting a raid at the wrong home. [More]

Florida businessman, 48, adopts adult girlfriend, 42, as his daughter

A 48-year-old Florida businessman has legally adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend as his daughter in what one attorney is calling an attempt to shield assets in a wrongful death civil suit that has entered a "legal twilight zone," according to a judge. [More]

'Home Improvement' actor Taran Noah Smith busted for DUI, drug possession

Taran Noah Smith, the youngest kid from "Home Improvement," was arrested early Wednesday morning for alleged DUI and possession of hashish. [More]

Car companies' Super Bowl spots generating big buzz

Watch the five of the most popular car commercials. [More]

Toothless Pa. woman robs bank for denture money

A woman who appeared to not have any teeth in surveillance photos from a bank robbery told police she needed the money for dentures. [More]

U.S. considering freeing Taliban at Guantanamo Bay

U.S. intelligence officials acknowledged Tuesday that the United States may release several Afghan Taliban prisoners from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as an incentive to bring the Taliban to peace talks. [More]

Taliban deny they are ready for Afghan peace talks

The Taliban dismissed reports they are preparing to talk peace with the Afghan government, and a NATO report leaked Wednesday shows captured insurgents full of confidence they will seize power after international troops leave. [More]

Wednesday, February 1

'Soul Train' host Don Cornelius dead of suicide

Don Cornelius, creator of the long-running TV dance show "Soul Train," shot himself to death Wednesday morning at his Los Angeles home, police said. He was 75. [More]

Los Angeles teacher charged with molesting 23 kids

Authorities say the elementary school teacher told the children that it was a game. Once inside his third-grade classroom, they say, he blindfolded them, gagged them and set cockroaches crawling on their faces. [More]

Occupiers Throw Condoms At Catholic School Girls

Group of Occupy Wall Street protesters interrupts a Right to Life rally held at the Rhode Island state capitol building. [More]

McDonald's drops use of gooey 'pink slime' in meat

McDonald's confirmed that it has eliminated the use of ammonium nitrate — a key ingredient in fertilizers and household cleaners — in its hamburger meat. [More]

Pa. councilman charged with killing lover in 1979

A borough councilman has been charged with strangling his lover more than 30 years ago in a cold case that was brought back with advances in DNA technology. [More]

Woman fights to run for office despite lack of English

A woman who was barred from running for a city council seat in Arizona because she doesn't speak English proficiently has appealed the judge's ruling to the state's highest court. [More]

Passengers sue cruise line for $460 million

Calling an initial compensation offer “insulting,” an attorney representing Costa Concordia passengers announced Tuesday details of a $460 million civil lawsuit against the owner of the wrecked cruise ship. [More]

U.S. set for fourth year of $1 trillion-plus deficit

The United States is headed for a fourth straight year with a $1 trillion-plus budget deficit, congressional forecasters said on Tuesday, giving Republicans ammunition to hammer President Barack Obama's spending record in November's elections. [More]

California College Admits Inflating SAT Scores

Senior administrator at Claremont McKenna College admits to submitting fake SAT scores to boost rankings. [More]

Woman stalked for 17 years: ‘I don’t think it’s over’

Even though Shawn Moul has been sentenced to 26 years in jail for his 17-year campaign of harassment against her, Tracy Lundeen said Tuesday: “Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s over. He won’t stop.” [More]

US confirms possible release of Taliban from Gitmo

U.S. intelligence officials acknowledged Tuesday that the United States may release several Afghan Taliban prisoners from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as an incentive to bring the Taliban to peace talks. [More]

'I'm very alive': Army veteran declared dead 4 times

Despite rumors to the contrary, Army veteran Jerry Miller is still very much alive. "I'm alive. I’m very alive," Miller said. [More]

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