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VIDEO: 81-year-old woman shoots and kills son

An 81-year-old mother is accused of shooting and killing her adult son at their suburban St. Louis home. Police say Johanna Walker claimed her son attacked her with a knife.

Troopers discover 50 pounds of marijuana during I-20 traffic stop

During the morning hours of April 24, a state trooper stopped a 2012 Chrysler 200 for a traffic violation on I-20 eastbound west of Ruston in Lincoln Parish which lead to the discovery of marijuana in the vehicle.

Woman swallows diamond worth $5,000

A Florida woman has a gem of a tale to tell. She was at a charity event and accidentally swallowed a diamond worth $5,000, but, getting it back wasn't easy.

WMD: From A-bombs to pressure cookers

The charge against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for allegedly using low-grade explosives housed in pressure cookers to bomb the Boston Marathon is "using and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction."

Obama hails courage beyond words in Texas

The men, all volunteers, who rushed into a burning fertilizer plant in Texas before it exploded last week displayed a courage beyond words, President Barack Obama said at a memorial event in their honor Thursday. "When you got to the scene, you fo

Texas blast victims, in their families' words

They were wives and brothers and fathers and grandmothers, and they were hurting.

38 people dead in fire at psychiatric hospital in Russia

A fire tore through a psychiatric hospital near Moscow, killing 38 people, Russian officials said Friday.

@BillClinton tweets, abandons @PrezBillyJeff

It looks like Stephen Colbert's Twitter peer pressure ultimately paid off. The satirist and comedy show host got Clinton to join Twitter earlier this month, even starting up an account for the former president: @PrezBillyJeff

NFL DRAFT: Reviewing day 1

The 2013 NFL draft kicked off last night live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The TV ratings for the draft were as high as the third game of the World Series last years

Barbara Bush on Jeb in 2016: 'We've had enough Bushes'

While former President George W. Bush says he wants his brother Jeb to run for president in 2016, their always-blunt mother said Thursday she feels differently. "He's by far the best qualified man, but no.