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"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.

Legendary pianist Van Cliburn diagnosed with bone cancer

Van Cliburn, the classical pianist honored by a New York ticker-tape parade for winning a major Moscow competition in 1958, suffers from advanced bone cancer, his representative said Tuesday.

Bigfoot hoax ends in death, authorities say

A man trying to create a Bigfoot hoax on a highway died after being hit by two cars, officials in Montana said.

Federal court to hear challenge to South Carolina voter ID law

South Carolina officials head to federal court on Monday to defend a controversial new voter identification law, dismissing suggestions the requirement would deny tens of thousands of people, many of them minorities, access to the ballot.

At least 10 shot at Empire State Building, authorities say

A shooting at the Empire State Building in New York killed two people and wounded at least eight others Friday, a law enforcement official said. The shooter was one of the two killed, investigators said.