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Lead bar falls from sky, crashes into Seattle family's home

The crashing, pulverizing sound of heavy metal invading a home can ruin a quiet weekend spent with the family. It led some Seattle residents to call the police. But it wasn't a noise nuisance caused by hard rock music that they complained about.

Former New England Patriot Hernandez charged with murder

NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Massachusetts (CNN) -- Authorities charged former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez with first-degree murder on Wednesday, hours after police arrested him and the NFL team that once gave him a $40 million contract dro

Texas executes 500th inmate since 1976

Kimberly McCarthy on Wednesday evening became the 500th prisoner executed in Texas since 1976, when the death penalty was reinstated in the state, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. McCarthy was pronounced dead at 7:37 p.m.

F-16 crashes near Arizona Air Force base

(CNN) -- Two pilots safely ejected before an F-16 crashed during a training mission on Wednesday night near Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona, an Air Force spokeswoman told CNN. They were recovered a short time later by an ambulance crew, C

Cleanup Continues After Massive Beach Party

Mentor, OH (WJW) -- The cleanup continues at Mentor Headlands Beach after a massive party closed the beach over the weekend. Beach-goers were a bit disappointed and a bit disgusted at Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor Tuesday. "When we pulle

Man exonerated after 8 years in prison

San Diego, CA (KSWB) -- A San Diego County man was formally exonerated of all charges Tuesday after spending eight years in prison for a rape he didn't commit. Uriah Courtney was freed more than two years after the California Innocence Project tea

11-year-old who stopped suicide of school friend

QUEENS VILLAGE, NY (WPIX) -- An 11-year-old girl who told counselors she feared her 12-year-old friend, at a different school, was considering suicide, told PIX 11, "I feel I did something good.

Liberace's Las Vegas house listed at $529,000

Las Vegas, NV (KVVU) -- A piece of Las Vegas history is up for sale, and it's a steal. A mansion once owned by Liberace located near University of Nevada Las Vegas is listed at $529,000. The star bought the house back in the 1970s.

Oprah claims top spot on Forbes 'Most Powerful Celebrities' list

Forbes has released their 2013 Most Powerful Celebrities list. In the number one position for the fifth time is Oprah Winfrey .

Group wants fines for wearing saggy pants

Kansas City, MO (WDAF) -- A group that calls itself the "Pull Up Your Pants, Respect Yourself" task force rallied Tuesday in front of City Hall to gain support for a ban on sagging pants in Kansas City, Mo. Led by Bishop John D.