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Yankees' Rodriguez: Rich contract may be adding on to woes

Alex Rodriguez says his record contract makes him an attractive target for a baseball ban or suspension, and may play a major role in his current woes.

Scheme to reel in pot at county jail hits a snag

It has to be difficult to outfit a fishing expedition when you're in jail.

Cooper excused from Eagles team activities to receive counseling

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Friday, wide-receiver, Riley Cooper, has been excused from all team activities, so he can receive counseling in light of his recent actions.

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.