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Mom accused of giving toddler bong hit

A raw video was posted online allegedly showing 24-year-old Rachelle L. Braaten helping her toddler smoke pot from a bong.

Judge stops NYC ban on large sugary drinks, city plans appeal

A state judge in New York on Monday invalidated the city's upcoming ban on sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces in certain venues, a major setback for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has backed several laws aimed at New Yorkers&#3

Jane Lynch and Wilmer Valderrama Joining the New Animated Comedy "Murder Police" on FOX

Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch (GLEE) and fan favorite Wilmer Valderrama (“That ’70s Show”) will lend their arresting voices as series regulars to the new animated comedy series MURDER POLICE on FOX.  From David A.

6 teens killed, 2 injured when overcrowded SUV flips into pond

The eight teenagers crammed into an SUV that was only supposed to seat five. They were driving a vehicle they didn't have permission to use.

Why we celebrate International Women's Day

The calendar is overflowing with occasions to mark. It seems like there's a special day for almost everything.

20 fun and useful new mobile apps

With a flood of new mobile apps seemingly hitting the market every day, it's sometimes hard to keep up with everything that's out there.

Study links gun laws and lower gun mortality

States with the most gun laws experienced a lower overall mortality rate from firearms than did states with the fewest laws, researchers in Boston reported in a study published Wednesday.

What's next? Chavez's death leaves many questions

Thousands of Venezuelans are expected to line the streets Wednesday morning as Hugo Chavez's remains are taken from the military hospital where he died to the Fuerte Tiuna Military Academy in Caracas.

Knives on planes

Small pocketknives and an array of sporting equipment -- banned from aircraft cabins in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks -- will once again be allowed in U.S.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a long battle with cancer, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday. In a national broadcast, Maduro said Chavez died Tuesday at 4:25 p.m. (3:55 p.m. ET).