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Kansas court says sperm donor must pay child support

A Kansas sperm donor caught in the middle of a child support case says he wanted to help a lesbian couple when he made the donation nearly five years ago. Instead, he may end up paying for his action.

Mysterious photo found in dog's collar

When animal control officers were called to a Greenville, South Carolina, neighborhood to pick up a wandering pit bull on a cold Monday in December, they didn't expect a mystery to unfold.

Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arrest charges

Justin Bieber was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after police saw the pop star street racing Thursday morning, Miami Beach police said.

Privacy Board: NSA telephone records program illegal

The National Security Agency program that collects data on nearly every U.S. phone call isn't legal, a privacy review board said Thursday in a newly released report.

Bus riders subdue attacker, help avert collision; 24 injured

 A Greyhound passenger attacked the driver on a moving bus early Thursday in Arizona, police said, causing an accident that injured 24 people.

U.S. security contractor accused of 'dumping' background checks

U.S. prosecutors have filed charges against a security company, accusing it of faking completed background checks to bilk the government of millions of dollars.

Abortion: a polarizing, emotional debate 41 years after court ruling

The abortion issue is far from settled. It's just as contentious today as it has ever been in the United States.

Consumer Reports: Too many sodas contain potential carcinogen

A chemical found in many sodas may be dangerous to your health, Consumer Reports says. And no, it's not sugar (this time).

Army: Deaths of father, 2 daughters at Fort Hood a possible murder-suicide

The deaths of a father and his two daughters, whose bodies were discovered at Fort Hood, Texas, are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide, Army officials said Wednesday.

Police: Girl, 14, stabs sister 40 times because she felt unappreciated

An 11-year-old Illinois girl was stabbed 40 times by her 14-year-old sister, police say, and the reason why has many in the small Chicago-area community of Mundelein reeling in disbelief.