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Mother of 4 arrested for leaving children alone in ‘deplorable’ home

A deputy described the conditions of a home in Monroe as “the worst he has seen any person living in, especially children.” The mother responsible for raising her four children in these conditions was arrested after she was located

Purple Heart returned to soldier's family 70 years after death

A Purple Heart that has been missing for years has finally been returned to a Wisconsin family. The soldier who earned it, Otto Trapp, died 70 years ago.

Marijuana, fights, guns: Zimmerman prosecution wins most pretrial battles

The judge overseeing the George Zimmerman murder trial handed a series of pretrial victories to the prosecution Tuesday, barring the defense from introducing information about Trayvon Martin at trial, which begins in two weeks.

Tacoma father accused of putting baby in freezer to halt her crying

A 25-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly putting his 6-week-old daughter in a freezer in their home to stop her from crying, authorities said Sunday.

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS: 6 weeks later

Six weeks after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, life on Boylston Street is getting back to normal, Survivors are moving ahead, even though they carry reminders of the attacks with them,

Man accused of killing elderly couple, sexually assaulting 2-year-old in Alaska

man is accused of breaking into an Anchorage, Alaska, home over the weekend, sexually assaulting an elderly woman, killing her and her husband, and sexually assaulting the couple's 2-year-old great-granddaughter before fleeing the scene in

Man charged with killing 6-month-old Chicago girl

A career criminal has been charged in the March killing of a 6-month-old Chicago girl, the city's police superintendent said Monday at a news conference.

VIDEO: Newborn baby saved from sewage pipe

Firefighters in east China's Zhejiang Province rescued a newborn infant from sewage pipe on Saturday afternoon.

VIDEO: Vet creates art for soldiers

A Michigan man who served in Vietnam is honoring vets through his artwork. Charles Hamilton created "The Journey" to help other veterans find peace when they return from war.

VIDEO: 98-year-old man skydives for charity

A 98-year-old central Florida man spent his saturday jumping out of a plane. Don Sugg was skydiving for charity. This fundraising event was for a shelter that helps homeless charities.