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Athlete, football fans, vacationing family among Malaysia Airlines crash victims

Athlete, football fans, vacationing family among Malaysia Airlines crash victims

A nun, an international athlete and a family traveling on summer vacation. The victims aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 came from around the world and held a wide range of hopes and dreams.
Triple murder suspect goes from guilty to innocent and back to guilty

Triple murder suspect goes from guilty to innocent and back to guilty

Courtroom experts call it a one-of-kind murder mystery that some people believe has yet to be completely solved.
Bill Clinton on Malaysian airliner: 'It's pretty tough'

Bill Clinton on Malaysian airliner: 'It's pretty tough'

 Former President Bill Clinton said that AIDS researchers among the 298 killed when a Malaysia Airlines jetliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday were "doing so much good."
Jeb Bush, Rubio lay low on border crisis

Jeb Bush, Rubio lay low on border crisis

Three Republicans with lofty aspirations nearly had their political careers derailed over risky positions on immigration.
Report: Father beats up man sexually abusing his son

Report: Father beats up man sexually abusing his son

The picture of a battered inmate has gone viral after a father allegedly beat the suspect when he found him sexually abusing his child.
The story of how IFC committed to 'Boyhood' - the incredibly risky '12 Year Project'

The story of how IFC committed to 'Boyhood' - the incredibly risky '12 Year Project'

On the ever-changing balance sheets of the independent film company IFC, there has been one constant since 2002: "The Twelve Year Project."
Captain America being replaced by African-American partner

Captain America being replaced by African-American partner

Move over, Steve Rogers. Let the Falcon take wing. The Falcon, aka Sam Wilson, is taking over as Captain America from Rogers, Marvel announced Wednesday.
Charges to be dropped against AZ mom who left kids in hot car

Charges to be dropped against AZ mom who left kids in hot car

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says he'll dismiss child abuse charges against an Arizona mother accused of leaving her children in a hot car while she interviewed for a job.
Firefighter obesity a big problem

Firefighter obesity a big problem

The need for firefighters to be fit seems obvious: A fire ax weighs around 20 pounds, and an oxygen tank can be up to 50.
Baby dinosaur replica returned to N.C. museum

Baby dinosaur replica returned to N.C. museum

A wide-eyed, open-mouthed model of a dinosaur hatchling, the theft of which apparently was captured by surveillance cameras, is safely back in its nest at a North Carolina museum exhibit.

Body mistaken for mannequin

A mannequin or a body? Two men hired to clean out a vacant house in Spring Hill thought they had just found a mannequin.

Detroit: 1 year after bankruptcy

A year into the process, Detroit is farther along than virtually every so-called expert predicted.

Former cop pleads not guilty to hiding bodies

Former West Allis police officer Steven Zelich pleaded not guilty to two counts of hiding a corpse when he appeared in Walworth County Court Thursday.

Siegfried and Roy's lion cubs

Magicians Siegfried & Roy are welcoming three new snowy white lion cubs to their Secret Garden habitat on the Las Vegas Strip.
Mom accused of using salt to kill son no shows pretrial conference

Mom accused of using salt to kill son no shows pretrial conference

 A New York mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old with salt to gain attention and sympathy was a no-show Wednesday at a pretrial conference where her defense was given an additional month for evidence discovery in the case.