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FedEx sued by mother over deadly California bus crash
The mother of a 17-year-old honors student, who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash, has now filed a lawsuit against FedEx.
NYPD's Twitter proposal leads to unwanted allegations
A request by the New York City Police Department has backfired — in a very public way -- as its request that Twitter users share pictures of them posing with police officers has caused people to start sending in photos of police brutality.
Florida man convicted of killing newlywed wife for money
A South Florida man was convicted Tuesday of beating his newlywed wife to death -- a mere four days after they were married -- so that he could collect a $1 million life insurance policy.
Man who avoided prison for 13 years seeks release
A St. Louis man who avoided prison because of a clerical error -- and led a law-abiding life for more than a decade before he was finally locked up last year -- is now asking a Missouri judge to set him free.
Obama to survey deadly Washington mudslide damage
President Obama is bracing to share sorrows once again as he visits Washington state, to meet with victims of the mudslide that killed more than three dozen people last month.
Two men critically burned in fire near Phoenix airport
A fire that broke out at an oil recycling business near Phoenix's Sky Harbor International Airport critically burned two men on Tuesday, and sent a tall plume of black smoke over the city during the morning commute.
Intelligence workers' admissions of guilt not reported, official says
An inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community has said that some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies, because of breakdowns in reporting procedures.
IRS gives bonuses to employees who owe back taxes
A government investigator said Tuesday that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service paid out $1 million in bonuses to employees who owed back taxes, and many got bonuses even though they had been disciplined for some kind of misconduct.
Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on schools considering race
A U.S. Supreme Court justice is accusing her fellow justices of trying to "wish away" racial inequality -- by upholding a Michigan law that prohibits state universities from considering race as a factor in school admissions.
Grand jury indicts nine people in NC kidnapping case
Federal authorities on Tuesday said that nine people have been indicted in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father -- which investigators believe was some sort of revenge plot against a state prosecutor.
Entertainment News
Cochran to be posthumously inducted into Hall Of Fame
Late singer/songwriter Hank Cochran -- who penned hits for artists like Patsy Cline, Ray Price and Eddy Arnold -- will be posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2014.
Obama honors Frankie Knuckles in letter to family
President Obama has paid a special tribute to club music icon Frankie Knuckles -- who was known as the Godfather of House -- by penning a letter to his grieving family and friends.
Justin Bieber's lawyers want DUI trial delayed
Justin Bieber's lawyers have asked a Florida judge to delay the pop star's upcoming DUI trial to give them more time to prepare their case. Bieber faces the charges after he was allegedly caught drag racing on the streets of Miami.
Actress Prepon says she is not dating Tom Cruise
Actress Laura Prepon has dismissed reports she is dating Tom Cruise. Recent rumors suggested the That '70s Show star and Cruise had become more than friends after bonding over their shared devotion to the Scientology religion.

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