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Florida man allegedly kills wife, posts confession, photo of body on Facebook

People confess to a lot of things on Facebook: their frustrations, bad habits, secret longings and new loves. A Florida man confessed to something much more sinister Thursday.

Skippy, the guardian angel? Australian boy says kangaroo saved him during night lost in bush

A seven-year-old boy who spent a winter's night lost in chilly conditions in the Australian bush says a friendly kangaroo is the reason he survived. South Australian police said Simon Kruger went missing in the Deep Creek Conservation Park, south

Justice plans sentencing changes for non-violent criminals

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Justice Department is preparing an overhaul of how federal prosecutors deal with non-violent criminal offenders in a move that could mark the end of the tough-on-crime era, which began with strict anti-drug laws in the 1970s a

Dr. Sanjay Gupta "Why I changed my mind on weed"

Over the last year, I have been working on a new documentary called "Weed." The title "Weed" may sound cavalier, but the content is not.

BP told to fund disputed Gulf settlement program

A federal judge in New Orleans on Wednesday ordered BP to put up nearly $130 million for the next three months of Gulf oil spill settlements despite the oil company's complaints about excessive costs. BP has alleged the Court Supervised Settlemen

Not a toy: Shark found on New York subway car

Commuters encountered an unexpected passenger when they boarded a New York City subway train early Wednesday: a shark. A still wet 1-and-a-half foot shark carcass was discovered on the floor of a subway car at around midnight in downtown Manhattan

Man accused of trying to sell baby on Craigslist

You can find a lot of things on Craigslist, but one man is accused of posting ads to sell another woman's baby. According to reports, he felt the two-month-old got in the way of a romantic relationship with the mother.

Facebook is tweaking your News Feed

Facebook wants to make sure you don't miss the most important updates, photos, humblebrags and baby announcements from your friends.

Signs of progress in childhood obesity fight

After decades of warnings about the rapidly rising rate of childhood obesity, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some good news.