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VIDEO: No. 2 leader of Taliban killed in US drone strike

The number two leader of the Pakistan Taliban was killed Wednesday by a drone strike. Wali-Ur Rehman Mehsud was one of seven people killed in the attack.

POLICE: Man runs red light while having sex in driver's seat, crashes car

A half-naked man hiding behind a cactus, a bleeding, naked woman on the ground, and a crashed Ford Explorer were all elements of a crime scene in Albuquerque, NM, police said.

VIDEO: Maryland train derails, causes explosion

A truck was involved in Tuesday's freight train derailment in Rosedale, Maryland, and a resulting hazardous-materials situation is prompting the evacuation of a half-mile area, according to a Baltimore County police official who declined to

Purple Heart returned to soldier's family 70 years after death

A Purple Heart that has been missing for years has finally been returned to a Wisconsin family. The soldier who earned it, Otto Trapp, died 70 years ago.

Marijuana, fights, guns: Zimmerman prosecution wins most pretrial battles

The judge overseeing the George Zimmerman murder trial handed a series of pretrial victories to the prosecution Tuesday, barring the defense from introducing information about Trayvon Martin at trial, which begins in two weeks.

Tacoma father accused of putting baby in freezer to halt her crying

A 25-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly putting his 6-week-old daughter in a freezer in their home to stop her from crying, authorities said Sunday.

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS: 6 weeks later

Six weeks after the bombings at the Boston Marathon, life on Boylston Street is getting back to normal, Survivors are moving ahead, even though they carry reminders of the attacks with them,

7 million students brace for surge in loan rates

On July 1, the interest rates on student loans subsidized by Uncle Sam will most likely double to 6.8%. Congress and the White House agree that something should be done to prevent that. They don't agree on what.

Severe weather threatens Plains state again

Another round of severe weather is likely to threaten America's heartland on Tuesday -- a day after one person was injured and around 70 trailers were damaged in Springfield, Illinois, when straight line winds of up to 80 mph whipped the ar

Bombing, shooting rock Iraq

A bombing and a shooting left eight dead in Iraq Tuesday, the latest violence in a country beset by sectarian and political tension.