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Mormon church releases surprising information about founder

The founder of the Mormon church, Joseph Smith, wed as many as 40 wives, including some who were already married and one as young as 14 years old, the church acknowledged in a surprising new essay.

Special jail focuses on veterans

Chelsey Carlson called the police after she said her husband, Staff Sargent Robert Carlson, punched her in the face and fired gun shots at her from the upstairs window of their house.

Thieves steal gas in 'pump and dump' scheme

LILBURN, Georgia (CNN) -- The man in the white shirt was pumping gas into an ordinary-looking white van. But he was no ordinary customer. For one, it took him a long time at the pump.

'The Big Bang Theory' actress Carol Ann Susi dies at 62

Actress Carol Ann Susi, whose brash Brooklyn accent reverberated on the hit television series "The Big Bang Theory," has died after a battle with cancer. She was 62. Susi played the mother of Simon Helberg's character, Howard Wolowitz, in the C

Regular pot habit changes your brain, may even lower your IQ, study says

Using marijuana at an early age could have long-term consequences on your brain and it may even lower your IQ, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Deer in Ohio rescued after attempted "trick-or-treating"

An animal in Mentor, Ohio, that tried to run away with a trick-or-treaters candy ended up with a plastic pumpkin stuck to its head for nearly a week.

Target is giving away money to get you to shop

Target really wants your business this holiday season. So much so that it's offering free money -- in the form of discounted gift cards.

15-year-old Texas cancer patient gunned down

Police in Duncanville are asking for the public's help identifying those responsible for the shooting death of 15-year-old Ryan Lara, who was shot and killed Saturday during a possible attempted robbery.

Texas teacher suspended after racist Ferguson tweet

A Texas teacher has been "suspended without pay pending discharge" after accusations that she sent racially charged tweets about the incidents in Ferguson, Missouri, a representative for the Duncanville Independent School District sai

Uncovering an untreatable disease and how it relates to cats

 MISSOULA -- MISSOULA - It's something many of us have never heard of before, but many of us have the untreatable disease without ever kno