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U.S. Hispanic population dispersing but still anchored in 3 states

The American Hispanic population is dispersing across the country, but is still anchored mainly in three states, according to a new study released Thursday. More than half the U.S.

Compromise settles Florida school district's short-skirt flap

A compromise is putting rah, rah, rah back in place of no, no, no at a Florida school that had banned cheerleader skirts administrators said were too revealing for the classroom. The decision to prohibit cheerleader skirts during classroom hours h

Fast food wage protests head south

Fast food workers in the south are joining the fight against low wages for the first time since the campaign began last fall.

Seattle couple charged with kidnapping, torture of husband's 13-year-old brother

A Seattle-area couple is in custody for allegedly holding captive and torturing the man's 13-year-old brother for three months -- including driving a nail through the boy's hand and keeping him in a cellar for days without food, the prosecutor said W

HHS finalizes more Obamacare policies

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- As part of its continued effort to solidify Affordable Care Act regulations before insurance exchanges open on October 1, the Department of Health and Human Services finalized a new rule on Wednesday clarifying how a number of iss

Syria behind chemical attack and 14 others, British intel concludes

It's "highly likely" that the Syrian government is behind the use of chemical weapons that killed hundreds last week on the outskirts of Damascus, the British government said Thursday in a public version of its intelligence assessment into the attac

Beaten teen shouldn't have been on bus, grandmother says

The teen who suffered a broken arm in a beating on a school bus "should never have been put on that bus" after complaining about classmates trying to sell him drugs, his grandmother says. The 13-year-old's July beating in Gulfport, Florida, led to

Ex-PTA president accused of making child porn at Washington elementary school

A Washington man is facing federal child pornography charges after allegedly recording and posting online the sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl at an elementary school where he was once the PTA president. Federal prosecutors say David M.

Colcord, Oklahoma, residents told to watch out for blood worms in water supply

The people of Colcord, Oklahoma, might need something a little stronger than Brita filters to remove the impurities from their drinking water. Blood worms -- small, red insect larvae -- have been appearing in water glasses and filters in the rural

Dozens die in Kenya bus crash

At least 37 people were killed following a bus crash west of Nairobi, Kenya, police said Thursday. The wreck took place in the predawn hours in Ntulele, when the bus overturned on the Nairobi-Narok highway.