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Fluffy cows make their way to Rock Island County

Davenport, IA-Rock Island-Moline (WQAD) -- The standard cow just isn't cutting it anymore and people in the cattle industry are working to "fluff-up" their cows. At the Rock Island County Fair, "fluffy-cows" are on display.

Demi Lovato opens up to Cosmopolitan magazine

Nearly three years after seeking treatment for "emotional and physical issues," Demi Lovato has cultivated a new definition of what it means to be tough. The 20-year-old singer and actress, who recently buried her estranged father, opens up in the

Toby Keith tour bus catches fire on I-65 in Boone Co

Lebanon (WXIN) -- Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that broke out on the tour bus of country superstar Toby Keith Monday morning on Interstate 65 in Boone County. Firefighters were dispatched to the scene at approxim

CNN exclusive: Catholic monk not beheaded by Syrian rebels, friar says

JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Jerusalem (CNN) -- A Catholic monk was not among the men beheaded in Syria in a gruesome video circulating online, a friar who oversees monks in the region told CNN in an exclusive interview. Father FranÒ«ois Mourad, a Syrian, wa

Michelle Obama, Laura Bush offer advice to other first ladies at African summit

In a rare joint appearance, first lady Michelle Obama and Former first lady Laura Bush were on stage, laughing about shared experiences and giving advice to fellow first ladies--even talking about Michelle's 'bang backlash' that swept the nation.

Guantanamo lawsuit: End forced feedings before Ramadan

With the holy month of Ramadan approaching, lawyers for four Guantanamo Bay captives are trying to end forced-feeding at the U.S.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Police shoot man threatening to stab little girl

Imagine going shopping with your children at a local supermarket and then suddenly having your child plucked right out of the shopping cart and held hostage. That's exactly what dramatic video of a deadly stand-off shows.

A-Rod cleared to begin rehab assignment

The New York Yankees have announced third basemen, Alex Rodriguez, 37, has officially been cleared to begin his rehab assignment. A-Rod will begin playing again by joining the Yankees Single-A Charleston team on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Atheist group puts up monument after failing to get Ten Commandments removed

A group of atheists in northeast Florida is unveiling a new momument in front of the Bradford County Courthouse. The monument is placed next to a Ten Commandments monument.

CA woman gets life for cutting off man's private part

A woman in Southern California has been sentenced to life in prison for cutting off her husband's penis. Michele Gile was in the court room and talked with the victim, who has since divorced his attacker.