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Drew Peterson guilty of murder in ex-wife's death

An Illinois jury on Thursday found former Chicago-area police sergeant Drew Peterson guilty of murder in the 2004 death of his ex-wife.

Chickens test positive for West Nile in Iowa

Chickens from the sentinel flock in Scott County, Iowa have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

7.6-magnitude quake hits Costa Rican coast

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck the northwest coast of Costa Rica Wednesday, resulting in some damage, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

U.S. Debt Clock reaches $16 trillion

In the midst of political conventions, the U.S. National Debt Clock has reached an unwelcome milestone - $16 trillion dollars in total federal debt.

"Green Mile" actor, Michael Clarke Duncan, dead at 54

Michael Clarke Duncan, nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the 1999 film "The Green Mile," has died at age 54, according to a representative for his family.

Fake, inactive Twitter followers plague presidential campaigns

When Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's Twitter account surpassed one million followers this weekend, the campaign took to Twitter to boast about their "1 million active followers." But according to a web app that analy

Record Labor Day gas prices

Gas prices are higher than they've been going into any other Labor Day weekend on record, but experts predict some relief at the pump is coming fairly soon.

Appeals court: Judge in Trayvon Martin case must step down

A Florida appeals court granted George Zimmerman's request for a new judge Wednesday, saying the original judge's remarks put Zimmerman in reasonable fear of a fair trial.

Isaac leads to 5-cent gas price spike

Gas prices shot up by nearly 5 cents a gallon nationwide Wednesday after Hurricane Isaac cut output from refineries along the Gulf Coast.

Mitt Romney clinches GOP nomination at RNC

Mitt Romney officially clinched the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday when a majority of delegates to the Republican National Convention supported his candidacy.