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Man dies after bug eating contest

A 32-year-old man downed dozens of roaches and worms to win a python at a Florida reptile store, then collapsed and died outside minutes later.

Sex offender accused of unusual Obama, Romney threats

A convicted sex offender was arrested and charged with making death threats against President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Jerry Sandusky plans to speak at sentencing hearing

The attorney for convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky says the former Penn State assistant football coach plans to assert his innocence during a sentencing hearing Tuesday.

DWI checkpoint planned for Bossier Parish

In an effort to combat impaired driving in our area, Louisiana State Police Troop G plans to conduct a DWI checkpoint on Thursday, October 11, 2012, from approximately 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at an undisclosed location in Bossier Parish.

Popular anti-depressant pulled following FDA review

The generic version of a popular anti-depressant drug, apparently isn't working for some people. The FDA says tests show that the generic version of Wellbutrin XL isn't as effective.

Obama accuses Romney of dishonesty in debate

A day after losing the first presidential debate to Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama and his campaign accused the Republican challenger of dishonesty over tax policy and other issues.

Connecting with the viewer: 'Romney was able to out Obama Obama'

The split screen told the story -- when Mitt Romney was speaking, President Barack Obama was looking down; when Obama was speaking, Romney was looking at the president.

5 things we learned from the presidential debate

By most accounts, Republican challenger Mitt Romney was the clear winner of Wednesday's first debate with President Barack Obama. Romney engaged the incumbent while Obama looked down at his lectern.

Obama: 'Real' Mitt Romney was missing from debate

President Barack Obama fired back at Mitt Romney in his first post-debate stop in Denver Thursday, contrasting the Romney he saw at the debate with the Romney seen on the campaign trail over the last year.

Economists pick Romney over Obama

Economists think Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be better for the economy than President Obama. But they're not very enthusiastic about either of them.