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Montana teacher gets 30 days in jail in rape of 14-year-old student who later kills herself

A mother in Montana is outraged that a high school teacher who admitted raping her 14-year-old daughter received only a month in prison, while her daughter took her own life.

Nissan plans to sell self-driving cars by 2020

Self-driving cars could be coming to the market in just a few years, if Nissan sticks to its just-announced plan. The Japanese automaker said Tuesday it will begin selling autonomous cars by the year 2020.

Wal-Mart to cover benefits for domestic partners

Wal-Mart will offer health insurance benefits to same-sex couples and domestic partners starting in 2014.

NFL donates equipment to 'Heads Up' league in Moore, OK

The National Football League Foundation announced today a donation of more than 1,000 pieces of equipment, including helmets and shoulder pads, to the Oklahoma Elite Football League based in Moore, Oklahoma.

Married nearly 66 years, Ohio couple dies on same day

They met in elementary school, began a romance during World War II and married not long afterward.

Missile strikes on Syria likely response to chemical attack

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Few question that there was a major chemical attack in Syria last week, and the United States has made clear that it blames the government of President Bashar al-Assad. Now, the question is how President Barack Obama will respo

At Google, apps to help discover (and conquer) the world around you

The "Niantic" was a whaling ship used during the Gold Rush of the 1800s and then run aground to be used for storage and as a hotel in a place now known as San Francisco.

Missouri rodeo clown says he wore Bush, Reagan masks in the past

The rodeo clown whose controversial routine mocking President Barack Obama got him banned for life from the Missouri State Fair said in his first televised interview Monday he'd mocked other presidents in the past during his act.

Would the government have spied on MLK Jr. today?

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as Public Enemy No. 1? Well, 50 years ago, that was nearly true.

Senator: Avoid optics of 'Western vs. Islamic struggle' on Syria

A top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee urged the Obama administration against taking unilateral military action in Syria, in part because of how it would look in the international community.