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Dairy Queen patrons pay it forward to honor doctor

Customers at a Minnesota Dairy Queen have been paying it forward to honor a loyal restaurant patron who recently lost his battle with esophageal cancer. Dr. David Dragotis -- known as "Dr.

Gym mat death: Attorneys call for surveillance video

Attorneys for the family of a 17-year-old student found dead in a rolled-up gym mat at a southern Georgia high school called on authorities Thursday to release surveillance video that they say could show what happened. Kendrick Johnson, they alleg

Shutdown Day 10: House GOP will propose a short-term debt ceiling proposal

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- House Republican leaders said Thursday they will propose a temporary increase in the nation's borrowing limit -- a first step toward a potential compromise to end the political stalemate that has shut down parts of the government

Jacqueline Mars, candy firm co-owner, was driver in fatal wreck that kills Texas woman

Jacqueline Mars, a co-owner of the candy empire of the same name, was involved in a car crash Friday near her home in Northern Virginia that killed an 86-year-old woman. Mars was driving alone in her 2004 Porsche SUV when "for unknown reasons the

Judge: Jury selection, trial of James Holmes could last 8 months

Those deciding accused Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes' fate should expect the whole process to take eight months, a judge ruled Wednesday, suggesting -- while few question who is behind the massacre -- that other factors might prolong th

Ariel Castro guards didn't perform 'timely' rounds

The two Ohio prison guards responsible for checking on imprisoned Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro "did not timely perform" required rounds, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said Thursday.

South Dakota blizzard kills, buries cows; shutdown leaves ranchers in the cold

Like in a scene from an apocalyptic parable, dark carcasses of cows and steers lie motionless in silent clusters across swaths of South Dakota. An early blizzard caught ranchers off guard this week in the state, killing as many as 20,000 head of c

Hannah Anderson: DiMaggio handcuffed me, wanted me to play Russian roulette

Two months after a nationwide manhunt helped authorities track down kidnapped California teen Hannah Anderson, she's revealing new details about her conversations with the man who allegedly held her hostage and killed her mother and brother. In an

3 arrested at airport for attempting to smuggle 72 lbs. of cocaine

Three men are being held on million dollar bonds after they were caught with 71.8 pounds of cocaine at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport.

Active WWII-era grenade located in driveway of home in Baton Rouge

An active World War II-era grenade was found today by construction workers while they were working on a residential project.