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Virginia child killed by stray bullet during 4th of July celebration

A 7-year-old boy died Thursday night after he was shot in head by a stray bullet, Chesterfield Police said.

VIDEO: 4th of July celebrations take place across the U.S.

The Fourth of July is the day in the United States designated to celebrate our nation's freedom. Celebrations took place all across the country and, of course, fireworks were the grand finale to them all.

Listeria outbreak linked to cheese; 1 dead, 4 sickened

A listeria outbreak linked to cheese might have killed one person and sickened four others in four states, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. One of the cases was a pregnant woman who suffered a miscarriage.

Greenwood's 'God Bless The USA' turns 30

One of the country's best-known, modern patriotic songs turned 30 this year. Lee Greenwood penned his classic "God Bless The USA" in May of 1983.

Returning Nathan's hot dog eating champs keep their titles

Two competitive eating champions defended their title Thursday at New York's annual Independence Day hot dog eating competition.

Snowden's asylum options dwindle

Edward Snowden's hopes of finding asylum from U.S.

Accused Cleveland kidnapper ruled capable of standing trial

Ariel Castro, the Ohio man accused of holding three women captive for about a decade, is competent to stand trial, a judge said at a hearing Wednesday. Judge Michael Russo said a competency evaluation showed with "reasonable medical certainty" tha

S.F. transit strike's third day could mean $200 million impact

San Francisco's public transit strike enters its third day Wednesday, which will likely bring the financial toll to more than $200 million, economists estimate. Negotiations between Bay Area Rapid Transit and union leaders resumed Tuesday evening

TWA 800 investigators stand their ground

ASHBURN, Virginia (CNN) -- More than a decade after concluding a fuel tank explosion destroyed TWA Flight 800, senior U.S.

Man pleads not guilty in New Jersey beating caught on camera

A man caught on camera beating a woman in front of her child has pleaded not guilty to first-degree attempted murder, Essex County prosecutors say. Shawn Custis, 42, allegedly forced his way into a Millburn, New Jersey, home around 10 a.m.