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$1 billion in cocaine intercepted en route to US

Authorities intercepted two speedboats -- sinking one -- and recovered about 13,000 pounds of cocaine worth almost $1 billion. Indeed, that's billion with a B.

President Obama, NYC Mayor Bloomberg get suspicious letters

A suspicious letter addressed to President Barack Obama intercepted Thursday in the Washington area appears to be connected to possibly poison-laced notes sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and an anti-illegal-gun group he founded, a law

Mystery surrounds death of former star quarterback in Michigan woods

Sometime Sunday, onetime college football standout Cullen Finnerty called his family from a fishing trip to say he was nervous. He wanted off the river.

POLICE: Man runs red light while having sex in driver's seat, crashes car

A half-naked man hiding behind a cactus, a bleeding, naked woman on the ground, and a crashed Ford Explorer were all elements of a crime scene in Albuquerque, NM, police said.

Man faces felony theft charge for sheltering stray dog

An act of compassion landed an East Feliciana man with warrant for his arrest on a felony theft charge. It all started when he found a stray dog on his property.

VIDEO: Maryland train derails, causes explosion

A truck was involved in Tuesday's freight train derailment in Rosedale, Maryland, and a resulting hazardous-materials situation is prompting the evacuation of a half-mile area, according to a Baltimore County police official who declined to

Mother of 4 arrested for leaving children alone in ‘deplorable’ home

A deputy described the conditions of a home in Monroe as “the worst he has seen any person living in, especially children.” The mother responsible for raising her four children in these conditions was arrested after she was located

Purple Heart returned to soldier's family 70 years after death

A Purple Heart that has been missing for years has finally been returned to a Wisconsin family. The soldier who earned it, Otto Trapp, died 70 years ago.

Marijuana, fights, guns: Zimmerman prosecution wins most pretrial battles

The judge overseeing the George Zimmerman murder trial handed a series of pretrial victories to the prosecution Tuesday, barring the defense from introducing information about Trayvon Martin at trial, which begins in two weeks.

Tacoma father accused of putting baby in freezer to halt her crying

A 25-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly putting his 6-week-old daughter in a freezer in their home to stop her from crying, authorities said Sunday.