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Source: Prosecutors offer Ariel Castro a plea deal in kidnapping case

Prosecutors have offered Ariel Castro, a Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive for close to a decade, a plea deal that removes the possibility of the death penalty, a Cuyahoga County courts source said Thursday. The defense is consi

4 Year-Old High-Fives President

Galesburg, IL (WQAD) -- John and Holly Hennenfent of Galesburg, Illinois knew their grandson Gage Maska would love the chance to see Air Force One land at the Quad City International Airport. With an aunt who works in the white house, Gage knows qui

Michael Jackson's drug use explored in trial

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- A nurse who administered propofol to Michael Jackson more than a dozen times said the pop star did not appear to be a drug-seeker. David Fournier was called as a witness Thursday by AEG Live in an effort to convince jurors tha

Police: South Carolina couple targeted, killed sex offender; wife also slain

A South Carolina husband and wife have each been charged with two counts of murder in connection with the shooting deaths of a registered sex offender and his wife inside their home. Union County sheriff's police said Jeremy Moody admitted specifi

Investigators probe Spain train crash, dozens still hospitalized

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (CNN) -- The crumpled wreckage of eight train cars sent careering onto their sides when a train derailed in northwestern Spain has now been removed from the tracks, but the grim task of identifying the dead continued Fri

Teen girls still skipping HPV vaccine

Nearly half of all adolescent girls are still skipping the recommended HPV vaccine, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC report shows that the human papillomavirus vaccination rates for this group

Happy 70th birthday, Mick Jagger!

What a drag it is getting old. How many times has someone mocked Mick Jagger by using that lyric from the Rolling Stones hit "Mother's Little Helper"?

Vandals splatter Lincoln Memorial with green paint

The Lincoln Memorial was vandalized overnight and will remain closed until it is cleaned up, U.S. Park Police Capt. Steven Booker told CNN Friday. Police were alerted to the scene just before 1:30 a.m.

VIDEO: Alligator eats 80 lb. dog

North Carolina authorities shot and killed an alligator they say ate an 80 pound dog. Authorities found the massive alligator Wednesday with remnants of the dog still in its mouth.