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Security boosted as Europe scrambles to handle growing threats

Soldiers stood guard outside the Jewish Museum in central Brussels on Saturday, as Belgium joined France in deploying its military alongside police to counter the threat of potential terror attacks.

Flu season gets worse, but there are hopeful signs

This year's flu season has returned to an epidemic level, according to the latest flu data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

UPDATE: Louisiana mom of deceased toddlers in custody, charged

The mother of two toddlers who died in a house fire earlier this week in Bastrop has been discharged from a Shreveport area medical facility and is now in police custody.

Uncle Si's Iced Tea maker sues Duck Commander

CNN — Uncle Si of the Duck Commander clan is famous for sipping his bottomless cup of iced tea.

Arizona officer killed, body cam of shooting released

The Flagstaff, Arizona Police Department has released body camera video that shows an officer's final moments alive. Officer Tyler Stewart was on a domestic violence call last month.

Supreme Court to take on same-sex marriage cases

The Supreme Court jumped into the same-sex marriage debate again, deciding Friday to hear arguments this spring on the question of whether states have the right to ban same-sex couples from getting married.

Proposed NCAA deal could restore Penn State victories

Joe Paterno could soon regain his title as the winningest coach in big-time college football history.

Woman accused of trying to murder her children with poisoned apple juice

“Prosecutors say the woman told police she wanted all three of them to go to sleep and not wake up. They allege she poisoned her two children, then attempted to kill herself with an anti-anxiety drug.

Officials seize pet alligator that family kept illegally for 37 years

Jaxson the alligator had apparently been living with the Mattson family for more than 37 years. But their decades of life together came to an abrupt end this week when Los Angeles animal control officers raided their home and seized the 8-foot f

Astronaut set to spend one year in space

NASA is sending astronaut Scott Kelly to live on the International Space Station for a year. That's the longest any U.S. astronaut has spent in space and twice as long as crew members usually stay on the space station.