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2 Alaska volcanoes on alert as lava flows

Lava flowed Tuesday from two Alaskan volcanoes, with authorities placing both on the second-highest alert levels because "sudden explosions ... are possible with little or no warning."

Boston fire chief gets vote of 'no confidence' in handling of bombings

Thirteen out of 14 Boston deputy fire chiefs have signed a letter of "no confidence" in Fire Chief Steve Abraira regarding his handling of the Boston Marathon bombings, a source with knowledge of the situation told CNN Tuesday night.<

Source: Michelle Knight was Cleveland suspect's main 'punching bag'

CLEVELAND (CNN) -- The man accused of kidnapping three Cleveland women and holding them for close to a decade abused all of them but used captive Michelle Knight as his main "punching bag," a family friend told CNN.

Louisiana teen removed from life support after injury on high school football field

After three days in intensive care, a family had to make the painful decision to remove their 17-year-old from life support.

Marine Missing from Vietnam War to be buried with crew

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing from the Vietnam War, was recently accounted for and will be buried along with the 12 other servicemen who were lost in the same cr

Animal cruelty arrest: Two neglected dogs showed sings of malnourishment, infected sore

A Thibodaux man was arrested for animal cruelty after two dogs in his care were found to be painfully neglected. Officials say one dog was injured so badly, he couldn’t bark.

WANTED: Police search for 19-year-old identified as shooter at New Orleans parade

Police have named the suspect they believe to be responsible for the shooting on Mother’s Day at a Second Line parade that injured 19 people.

AG Holder recuses himself from subpoena of AP phone records probe

Attorney General Eric Holder recused himself from the decision to subpoena the phone records of Associated Press reporters after he was interviewed by the FBI in an investigation, a Justice Department official said Tuesday.

New pictures: Ariel Castro's backyard

New photographs offer a glimpse of the life kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro was leading in his Cleveland, Ohio home.