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Massive Yellowstone geyser puts on a surprise show

Everyone knows the story of Old Faithful. Here's the story of Old Unreliable. The Steamboat geyser at Yellowstone National Park is the world's tallest active geyser, but it's unpredictable, sometimes waiting months or decades between eruptions.

Cal Ripken Jr. offers $100,000 for arrest, conviction of mom's kidnapper

Baltimore Orioles "Iron Man" Cal Ripken Jr.

Dying 2-year-old to be couple's best man

Christine Swidorsky and Sean Stevenson may be counting the hours until their wedding this Saturday, but the day will be bittersweet.

Police: Mom kept autistic son in 'dungeon-like conditions'

His room smelled of urine and feces.

The end of creative mailboxes?

Dog-shaped mailboxes, Hawaiian-print mailboxes, even tiger-protected mailboxes --- such letterbox creativity could eventually disappear. As CNN Money recently reported, the U.S.

Exclusive: Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack

CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack. Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last

85-year-old woman accused of attempted murder, domestic abuse, arson

An 85-year-old woman was arrested for attempted murder, domestic abuse and arson following an incident at a home in Lake Charles.

Castro sentenced to life without parole, will never leave jail for any reason

Ariel Castro, 53, who pleaded guilty to kidnapping three women and holding them for 10 years, was sentenced on Thursday afternoon to life in prison without the possibilty of parole.

NFL does away with AFC, NFC Pro Bowl; replaces with player draft

The National Football League announced on Wednesday they are doing away with the traditional format of the Pro Bowl which places the AFC against the NFC.

Pen Pals of 74 Years Meet for the First Time in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christie (KIII) -- After 74 years of being pen pals, and close to 3,000 letters, two women met each other for the first time on Monday at the Corpus Christi International Airport. 3News was there for the emotional meeting. There was a wa