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Deputy's fatal shooting of boy carrying fake rifle ruled lawful

A sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old California boy last year when he mistook a toy gun for a real rifle did not break the law, a prosecutor said Monday.

Solange speaks on Jay Z fight: 'My family and I are all good'

Solange Knowles still isn't saying what prompted her elevator confrontation with her brother-in-law, Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, but she will tell you one thing: She's at peace about it.

At least 1 killed as strong quake shakes Mexico, Guatemala

At least one person was killed as a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Monday morning in southern Mexico's Chiapas state near the border with Guatemala, authorities in Chiapas said.

Truck of the future aims to drive itself

Tractor-trailer drivers, if you text while driving in the middle of the freeway, then the future may belong to you. If you can afford a Mercedes truck, that is.

Brazilian star Neymar out of World Cup due to injury

Brazil is into the World Cup semifinals. But its brightest star is out.

Arthur, no longer a hurricane, keeps losing strength

Arthur was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm early Saturday, as its sustained winds dropped to 70 mph, the National Hurricane Center said.

Video emerges of purported ISIS leader

In a purported video released online by the militant group ISIS on Saturday, a man believed to be the group's leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is shown leading a sermon inside a mosque and is calling for all Muslims to obey him.

Oh say can you...sing?

As you catch a ball game or fireworks display this 4th of July weekend you're probably going to hear the Star Spangled Banner, a song that can be inspiring when sung well but when it's sung poorly... ouch!

Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot marries girlfriend in prison

Joran van der Sloot has been tied to the disappearance of one woman and been convicted of murdering another. Now, he's a taken man.

Hot dog! Reigning champ gets engaged, chows down on 61 franks

Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, reigning king of the world's most famous hot dog eating contest, may have had an extra boost of confidence Friday. With a hug and kiss, his girlfriend of three years accepted his marriage proposal.