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Two teens in church group rescued on Georgia's Stone Mountain

An outing by church youth group went awry in a Georgia historical park Tuesday when two teenagers who thought they could use watery runoff to slide down a mountain ended up hurt, authorities said. An 18-year-old man suffered moderate to severe inj

5-time world boxing champ Emile Griffith dies at 75

Former world-class boxer Emile Griffith, who won five titles during the 1960s, died Tuesday just east of New York City, the International Boxing Hall of Fame announced. He was 75. Griffith died Tuesday morning at the Nassau Extended Care Facili

Is the post-Sandy baby boom real?

It's getting a lot of chatter, but is it real? A new story about some New Jersey hospitals seeing a spike in births nine months after Superstorm Sandy has sparked talk that there just might be a post-Sandy baby boom. Monmouth Medical Center in

California court denies bid to halt same-sex marriages in state

California's Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the San Diego County clerk's request to immediately halt same-sex marriages in the state, the latest, if not necessarily last, key ruling in a years-long legal fight. The decision was announced in a bri

Official: Police sergeant on desk duty during probe over Boston images

A Massachusetts State Police sergeant will be on desk duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation over his unauthorized release of photos showing the hunt and capture of one of the Boston bombing suspects.

All three women found slain in East Cleveland identified

All three women whose bodies were found wrapped in trash bags last weekend in East Cleveland have been identified, CNN has confirmed after speaking with their families.

BREAKING: 'Royal Baby' makes grand debut

The "Royal Baby" was presented to the world outside of St. Mary's Hospital on Tuesday.

World awaits first glimpse of Kate and William's royal baby boy

LONDON (CNN) -- All eyes are glued Tuesday to the hospital where Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and husband Prince William welcomed their first child as a joyful public waits for its first glimpse of the new royal heir. The boy was born at 4:24

Officers hunt down headmistress after Indian school poisoning

PATNA, India (CNN) -- A week after an Indian school served toxic food to students, leaving 23 dead, its headmistress remains missing along with her husband, police said Tuesday. A nine-member team of officers has been formed to investigate and tra

Stoner comes out of retirement for Honda test

Two-wheeled temptation has proved too much for retired MotoGP champion Casey Stoner. Eight months ago the Australian quit the sport but now he is getting back on the bike to test for Honda. Stoner will reunite with his old team in four tests at