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North Carolina pastor's plan to 'get rid of' gays goes viral

Video of a North Carolina pastor preaching that gays and lesbians should be rounded up inside an electric fence is going viral on the Internet, two weeks after North Carolina passed a con

Passenger's implant claim triggers flight diversion

A passenger who claimed to have a device surgically implanted inside her spurred authorities to divert a North Carolina-bound jetliner to Maine on Tuesday, federal officials said.

Mongolia tries to stop sale of rare dinosaur fossil

(CNN) -- It's no bloody, foot-stomping battle to the death, but a legal fight befitting a mighty dinosaur is playing out on two continents as Mongolia's president tries to block the sale of a nearly complete skeleton of a 24-foot-long d

Rutgers student sentenced to 30 days in jail for death of rooomate

Dharun Ravi has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for spying on and intimidating his Rutgers University roommate.

More couples considering wedding insurance

It's wedding season in the Ark-La-Tex, and that means hundreds couples will be shelling out thousands of dollars for the day of their dreams.

LSUS students react to merger decision

There will be no merger for LSU-Shreveport and Ruston-based Louisiana Tech, at least not this year.

Facebook's IPO price: $38 per share

NEW YORK — After four months of paperwork, hype and speculation, the last piece of the Facebook IPO is in place: Facebook said it has priced its IPO at $38 a share.

Southern Poverty Law Center files discrimination complaint against Jefferson Parish schools

New Orleans, La. — The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a federal civil rights complaint with the U.S.

Donna Summer dies at 63

LOS ANGELES — Donna Summer, the "Queen of Disco" whose hits included "Hot Stuff," "Bad Girls," "Love to Love You Baby" and "She Works Hard for the Money," has died, a representative said T

Female gun ownership soaring

Target practice isn't just for the guys anymore. A recent Gallup poll showed the number of women with a gun in their home or on their property has increased to 43 percent, a record high.