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Male stripper goes to nursing home, elderly resident's son goes to court

Somebody at a New York nursing home apparently thought it would be a great idea to bring in a young hard body for the elderly residents to watch dance. In other words, a male stripper. But after a man found a picture in his 86-year-old mother's

20 injured in Pittsburgh-area high school stabbings, authorities say

A male sophomore went on a stabbing spree at his Pittsburgh-area high school early Wednesday, an emergency management agency spokesman said.

'Hungry Huskies' ride Shabazz Napier, free throws to NCAA title

The University of Connecticut players were hungry for another championship. Their impressive defense and their ability to hit clutch shots sated that appetite Monday night.

Washington landslide death toll rises to 34

The death toll from last month's landslide in rural Washington state has risen to 34 -- up one from the day earlier -- the Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Tuesday. Twelve people still are missing, the county sheriff's office said.

Official: Fort Hood gunman claimed he was picked on by fellow soldiers

Suspected Fort Hood shooter Spc. Ivan Lopez had recently asked to transfer, claiming he was being taunted and picked on by soldiers in his unit, a senior U.S.

Dancer returns to stage after losing leg in Boston bombings

Adrianne Haslet-Davis' life as a dancer was shattered last year at the Boston Marathon bombings. She and her husband Adam, who had just returned from a tour in Afghanistan with the Air Force, were steps away from the second blast.

U.S. Navy ship to arrive in Black Sea by Thursday

The Navy warship USS Donald Cook is scheduled to enter the Black Sea no later than Thursday as part of the latest U.S.

Many doubt 1964 Civil Rights Act could pass today

On the day the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed, U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy called Lyndon B. Johnson, urging the President to postpone his endorsement.

White House counsel set to leave in May

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Kathryn Ruemmler, the top White House lawyer who became a key adviser to President Barack Obama, will leave her post in May, a White House official said on Monday. Ruemmler will return to private practice after her time serving

Malaysia Flight 370: 'Our optimism is fading away, ever so slightly'

The optimism that bubbled up over the weekend when an Australian navy ship detected pulses that appeared to signal the nearby presence of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370's so-called black boxes had subsided somewhat by Tuesday, as continuing listening e