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Louisiana teen charged in 'wrestling' death of half-sister, 5

The 13-year-old boy told them he knew wrestling on TV was fake, sheriff's officials in a New Orleans suburb said.

KKK member, accomplice created lethal X-ray system, FBI says

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Two New York state men have been charged in a bizarre plan to develop a mobile X-ray system that would be used from afar to silently kill people that they deemed "undesirable," federal officials said.

British inventors claim world's first flying bicycle

Do you remember that scene in ET where the kids fly away on their BMXs? After seeing it, did you too want to peddle your bike down the street, over your house, and past the moon?

Hospital official: James Gandolfini probably died of a heart attack

ROME (CNN) -- James Gandolfini probably died of a heart attack, according to the head of a Rome hospital's emergency department where the actor was taken. The body of the actor was transferred to the morgue at the Policlinico Umberto I hospital in

For victims of 'landlords from hell,' home is where the hurt is

Think you have the landlord from hell? Think again. Did they steal your stuff? Lock you out? Threaten you with a gun?

Conservative activists rip IRS at rally

Thousands of tea party activists gathered Wednesday outside the Capitol in loud protest of the Internal Revenue Service, seeking to keep the beleaguered agency's scandal afloat nearly six weeks after the news first broke. A range of congressional

Serena Williams clarifies Steubenville rape comments

Tennis ace Serena Williams clarified Wednesday the controversial comments she made in a magazine article about the victim's role in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case that garnered national headlines earlier this year. In March, two high school foo

Dreyfoos School of the Arts: Two bodies found including school custodian

West Palm Beach (WPTV) -- West Palm Beach Police are investigating the discovery of two bodies inside the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Wednesday morning in West Palm Beach. Police were called to the scene just before 6:30 this morning after employe

Police: Son stabs father, then saws off his own hands

A 59-year-old man lay bloody on the driveway. His son stood nearby, both his hands cut off at the wrist.

BY THE NUMBERS: Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest known U.S. celebration of the end of slavery. Many African-Americans mark the anniversary much like the Fourth of July, with parties, picnics and gathering with family and friends.