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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

Issa accuses IRS of obstruction, warns of consequences

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Republican congressman spearheading a House probe into alleged Internal Revenue Service targeting of conservative political groups accused the head of the IRS on Tuesday of obstructing his panel's investigation. California

New York-size sodas get green light from appeals court

New York restaurants can continue selling large sugary drinks after an appeals court sided Tuesday with a lower court ruling that found the city's restrictions on such beverages to be "arbitrary and capricious."

Train driver's body found after crash in Switzerland

The body of the driver of one of two commuter trains that collided head-on in western Switzerland has been found in his crushed cab, Swiss police said Tuesday. Twenty-five of the passengers needed hospital treatment after the crash Monday evening,