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Mother's Day spending tops $18 billion

Mother's Day is known as a day to celebrate mom, but it looks like retailers had a reason to celebrate as well. Total spending for the day was expected to top $18 billion this year.

Discovery of oldest known Mayan calendar

Xultún, Guatemala — Nestled in the deep trenches of the Guatemalan rain forest, at the largest-known Classic Mayan site, Xultún, scientists have uncovered the remnants of what appears to be the earliest known Mayan calendar

FBI: Girls witnessed Mayes suicide

The two young girls were on their stomachs. From where they lay, they could see Adam Mayes, the man who took them from their home in Tennessee two weeks prior and who now had them hiding in the Mississippi woods.

Reported death, severe neck injuries prompt recall of pool slide

If you're heading to the pool this summer, be on the lookout for an inflatable water slide toy that federal authorities say can be deadly. The U.S.

Fugitive may think kidnapped girls are his, mother-in-law says

A murder and kidnap suspect may believe he's the father of the two young girls he's accused of abducting, his mother-in-law said Thursday.

Texas inmate has long history of running for office

A Texas inmate on Tuesday picked up a surprising 41 percent of the vote in the West Virginia Democratic primary against President Obama, who finished with 59 percent.

More seniors face hunger

1 in 7 Americans over the age of 60 face the threat of hunger. That's according to the Senior Hunger Report Card, an annual report from the National Meals on Wheels Federation.

New celebrity dating show "The Choice" premieres in June

Reality stars DJ Pauly D and Rob Kardashian, model Tyson Beckford, pro football superstars Rob Gronkowski and Ndamukong Suh, singer Joe Jonas and actors Carmen Electra and Dean Cain are among the celebrities who will vie for love on the hottest summe

President Obama voices support for same-sex marriage

U.S. — President Barack Obama, who previously said his views on the issue were "evolving," said Wednesday he supports same-sex marriage.

Texarkana inmate beating President Obama in 8 West Virginia counties

West Virginia — An incarcerated 53-year-old man is beating President Barack Obama in eight West Virginia counties in the state's Democratic Presidential Primary Tuesday, according to the latest figures from the West Virginia secretary