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Sources: Sheriff slaying suspect's mental health history was not in database

Ten months after being released from a mental institution, the suspect in the slaying of a West Virginia sheriff was able to purchase a gun that authorities say was used in the crime because his mental health information was not entered into a federa

'I see him coming at me,' victim says as college stabbing suspect due in court

As Dylan Quick prepares to go to court Thursday to begin answering charges he attacked 14 people at Lone Star College near Houston, victims work on their recovery, both physical and psychological.

Hermit accused of hundreds of burglaries after 27 years in Maine woods

For years, stories about the North Pond Hermit circulated around central Maine.

Severed goat's head at Wrigley Field mirrors curse on Chicago Cubs

A dreaded curse that has nagged Chicago's Wrigley Field for decades may have triggered a grotesque prank Wednesday, when an unidentified man in an unmarked truck dropped off a package containing a severed goat's head at the stadium.

NK missile in upright firing position, official says

North Korea has raised at least one missile into its upright firing position Wednesday, raising concerns that a launch was imminent, a U.S. official told CNN Thursday.

Elvis' ghost haunts Michael Jackson death trial

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Tour manager Paul Gongaware warned Michael Jackson's 1993 tour doctor, "Don't be a Dr.

BREAKING: Georgia firefighters being held hostage by gunman

A barricaded gunman is holding five Gwinnett County, Georgia, firefighters hostage in suburban Atlanta, a Atlanta police spokesman said.

USPS delivery change delayed

On Wednesday, the U.S. Postal Service said it will delay its plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery, saying "restrictive language" in Congress' temporary government funding resolution prohibits the new schedule.