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Purse snatching knock-out

 An elderly Florida woman is recovering after a brutal purse-snatching that left her unconscious. Charlotte Dunaway, 74, was knocked out when her purse was ripped from her hands inside a Publix grocery store in Ocoee.

Living like Huck Finn

Two art students from California are traveling down the Mississippi River this month in a one of a kind boat, while working on a project called Secret History of the American River People.Wes Modes and Kai Dalgleish are both masters art student

Obama returns to DC

President Obama took a break from his family vacation Monday, returning to Washington for meetings on Iraq and the ongoing violence in Ferguson, Missouri.

Curfew lifted in Ferguson

National Guard troops have arrived in Ferguson, Missouri. Their presence follows yet another night of violent clashes between police and protesters angered by the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
Phoenix pastor accused sexually abusing females, ages 12 to 33

Phoenix pastor accused sexually abusing females, ages 12 to 33

A Phoenix pastor is accused of sex crimes involving female members of his church, according to police.

Stepping up political game, Hillary Clinton agrees to help in midterms

 Hillary Clinton has been able to exist slightly above politics for the last six years. That will soon be coming to an end.
Autopsy results enough to charge officer, Brown family attorney says

Autopsy results enough to charge officer, Brown family attorney says

An independent autopsy into the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, provides "ample" evidence to support the arrest of the police officer who shot him, family attorney Daryl Parks said Monday at a news conference.
4 Notre Dame football players sidelined for academic misconduct investigation

4 Notre Dame football players sidelined for academic misconduct investigation

Notre Dame, IN (WBND) -- The University of Notre Dame held a press conference Friday afternoon to discuss their investigation into allegations of academic dishonesty by students, including four football players.
McDaniel formally challenges Mississippi runoff results in GOP Senate primary

McDaniel formally challenges Mississippi runoff results in GOP Senate primary

(CNN) -- Chris McDaniel's campaign formally challenged the runoff results from Mississippi's U.S. Senate primary that showed he lost to incumbent Thad Cochran.
Man who kicked Portland police horse sentenced to jail, treatment

Man who kicked Portland police horse sentenced to jail, treatment

Portland, OR (KPTV) -- A man accused of blurting out a battle cry and delivering a jumping kick to a police horse will spend 15 days in jail.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry: 'We don't settle political differences with indictments'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry: 'We don't settle political differences with indictments'

(CNN) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry, calling his indictment politically motivated, vowed Saturday to fight charges he abused his power by trying to pressure a district attorney to resign.
Lion-ripped jeans sell for $1,500

Lion-ripped jeans sell for $1,500

LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Fashionistas take note: the latest in haute couture could be distressed jeans that have been ripped by lions, tigers and bears.
CT nonprofit bringing coffee to combat zones

CT nonprofit bringing coffee to combat zones

Wallingford, CT (WFSB) -- Thousands of miles away from home, troops in combat zones are finding comfort in a coffee cup. That soothing cup of Joe is possible thanks to some volunteers in Wallingford.
Michael Brown death: Autopsy unlikely to settle dueling narratives

Michael Brown death: Autopsy unlikely to settle dueling narratives

(CNN) -- The preliminary results of an autopsy that Michael Brown's family requested are unlikely to settle the dueling narratives that have defined the case from the beginning.
Dollar General outbids Dollar Tree for Family Dollar

Dollar General outbids Dollar Tree for Family Dollar

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The low-price retailer war is heating up: Dollar General made an all-cash bid of nearly $10 billion for Family Dollar, topping a deal Dollar Tree made last month.