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Family sues school over alleged bullying incident

The family of a Georgia middle school student has filed a lawsuit claiming Atlanta Public Schools did nothing to address bullying and a brutal attack that could have killed their son.

Julianne Moore joins 'Hunger Games' franchise

"The Girl on Fire" is getting a flame-haired co-star: Julianne Moore has joined the cast of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay," and will appear in both installments of the two-part conclusion.

Ben Affleck's Batman is going to be 'tired'

Depending on your definition of "seasoned superhero," that phrase could either mean an accomplished pro, "tired and weary," or some combination of both.

University of Alabama sorority accused of racism

A sorority at the University of Alabama is accused of racism for denying membership to an African-American student.

U.S., Russia agree to framework on Syria chemical weapons

Russia and the United States announced Saturday that they have reached a groundbreaking deal on a framework to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, after talks in Switzerland.

California school district hires firm to monitor students' social media

A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats.

'A little creepy': Montana bride's custom wedding song talks of falling

It was written as a moving tribute to what seemed a promising love affair.

Brain amoeba found in tests of water supply where boy died in Louisiana

Tests of a Louisiana parish's water supply confirmed the presence of a rare brain-eating amoeba blamed for last month's death of a 4-year-old boy. The state's Department of Health & Hospitals said Thursday that tests conducted by the Centers for D

E-cigarettes: Healthy tool or gateway device?

If the tiny sample of smokers in a new study in the British journal Lancet are any indication, electronic cigarettes might be slightly more effective than nicotine patches in helping people quit smoking. Great, right?

REPORT: Man plotted to kill and eat children

A Boston-area man, who was planning to kidnap children, lock them in a basement dungeon, rape and eat them, should be imprisoned for at least 27 years, federal authorities said in court documents filed this week.