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Uncle Si's Iced Tea maker sues Duck Commander

 Uncle Si of the Duck Commander clan is famous for sipping his bottomless cup of iced tea. But the makers of Uncle Si's Iced Tea say he doesn't drink it enough, and that's why they're suing Duck Commander.

Botched Oklahoma execution haunts inmate as death nears

 Richard Glossip has spent 17 years in a tiny cell in H Unit of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, close to the death chamber. Every execution is a reminder that his turn will come one day.

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch testifies ex-girlfriend is an assassin

NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, who has been accused by his ex-girlfriend Patricia Driscoll of domestic assault, testified in a court hearing Tuesday that he believes Driscoll is a trained assassin and that she once showed up wearing a gown covered i

Heroin deaths up for 3rd year in a row

 Many more people are dying from heroin overdoses than in previous years, according to the latest available statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Hope for Ebola epidemic end in Liberia

 There may be an end in sight to the Ebola epidemic, at least in Liberia. That's according to a new model appearing in the latest issue of the scientific journal PLOS.

'Incredible' feat (and hands): Free climbers summit El Capitan

 Nineteen days. Three thousand feet of some of the hardest climbing in the world. And just their bare hands and sticky-soled shoes to get them up the granite-faced monster known as the Dawn Wall.

Fare enough: Cabbie gets big tip in the City of Brotherly Love

  Philadelphia taxi driver Oumar Maiga was working the late shift during the holidays when he got what normally would be a forgettable fare. The rider was nice enough. He asked how Maiga's night was going.

Duke University's decision to sound Muslim call to prayer riles some

 The Muslim call to prayer will sound from a bell tower at North Carolina's Duke University -- but not everyone is considering the chant music to the ear.

Unemployed Ohio man allegedly planned bomb-and-shoot attack on U.S. Capitol

 For months, 20-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell had been on the FBI's radar. Authorities said he left alarming posts on social media, talking about violent jihad.

Texas home to 6/15 most financially irresponsible cities in the nation

An online authority on bad credit, www.badcredit.org, has released a list of the top 15 most financially irresponsible cities in the nation, with Texas taking up six spots on the list.