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Jan 9, 2014 1:35PM ET
A 19-year-old Missouri man accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in 2012 pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for child endangerment on Thursday, shortly after a filing by special prosecutor Jean Peters Baker.
Jan 9, 2014 11:55AM ET
Is anybody in Philadelphia itching? That could be because their mattress is infested with bed bugs, which are showing signs of a huge population surge all over the city.
Jan 9, 2014 10:12AM ET
Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez — who is already in jail awaiting trial for murder — has now been formally linked to another homicide case, that police have long suspected his involvement with.
Jan 9, 2014 7:56AM ET
Two Libyan Islamist militant groups and one individual will be given an official "terrorist" designation, because of their suspected involvement in the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
Jan 9, 2014 3:20AM ET
President Obama has spent this week consulting lawmakers, privacy experts and intelligence official in order to consider a number of reforms to national intelligence programs.
Jan 8, 2014 11:59PM ET
Also, it's time for more fat jokes.
Jan 8, 2014 10:30PM ET
Three years since she was shot in the head and nearly killed, Gabrielle Giffords is fighting harder than ever.
Jan 8, 2014 9:04PM ET
In what should go down in history as one of the least dignified ways to die, an Oklahoma man has been killed by a wedgie.
Jan 8, 2014 6:31PM ET
Picking the most bonkers part of New York magazine's excerpt from Gabriel Sherman's The Loudest Voice in the Room, a book about Fox News chief Roger Ailes, is like picking between slices of pizza. There are too many great options.
Jan 8, 2014 6:28PM ET
Today, the Obama administration urged teachers to end long-held no-tolerance discipline programs, which many have criticized as funneling black and hispanic students through the "school-to-prison" pipeline.
Jan 8, 2014 3:19PM ET
In the annals of bizarre crime stories, even Cormac McCarthy couldn't come up with one this bizarre.
Jan 8, 2014 12:59PM ET
For now at least, Utah's state government won't recognize the marriages of about 1,000 newly married same-sex couples, the governor's office announced on Wednesday.
Jan 8, 2014 10:54AM ET
Redditors purchased at least 150 guns over the past few months — including AR-15s engraved with the Reddit logo — on a section of the site that's become a marketplace for high-powered firearms.
Jan 8, 2014 10:21AM ET
Congress told NASA it must finish building a pricey rocket-testing facility in Mississippi, even though it will likely never use it, and the President Obama has approved an extension of the the International Space Station orbital mission. Why is the White House suddenly so interested in space?
Jan 8, 2014 2:44AM ET
Lindsey Vonn, who won gold in 2010 for the U.S. Olympic team, has dropped out of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi due to an injury to her right knee, posing a challenge for NBC and other advertisers who cast Vonn as the face of the American team.
Jan 8, 2014 12:16AM ET
So, this is basically the worst possible news for fans of dip made from tomatoes and diced green chilies combined with processed cheese product: we are facing a Velveeta shortage.
Jan 7, 2014 5:15PM ET
About 1,000 gay couples in Utah married between December 20th and Monday, when the Supreme Court issued a stay on a federal judge's decision against the state's gay marriage ban.
Jan 7, 2014 2:30PM ET
Since January 1, a wave of weed information - and misinformation - has us totally confused and lethargic and needing a snack. Let's take a trip down memory lane, to last week, and see what people have been saying so far.
Jan 7, 2014 11:07AM ET
Daisy Coleman, the teenager who was run out of her own town after accusing two high school students of rape, was rushed to a Kansas City, MO hospital on Tuesday.
Jan 7, 2014 9:09AM ET
Lindsey Vonn, the and defending downhill skiing Olympic gold medal winner, pulled out of contention for the Sochi Olympics on Tuesday morning because of a lingering knee injury.
Jan 7, 2014 7:52AM ET
Travelers who dared slight the almighty polar vortex by attempting to travel from one part of the country to the other in below-zero temperatures and massive snow drifts have been stopped in their tracks, specifically their Amtrak train tracks.
Jan 7, 2014 2:37AM ET
The burglars who broke into an FBI office in 1971 and made off with tons of documents have come forward nearly forty years after their score helped expose J. Edgar Hoover and the Bureau's widespread effort of political repression.
Jan 6, 2014 11:53PM ET
If the Ten Commandments gets a statue at the Oklahoma Statehouse, then everyone gets a statue at the Oklahoma Statehouse.
Jan 6, 2014 8:21PM ET
Janet Yellen has, as expected, been confirmed by the Senate as the next chair of the Federal Reserve, making her the first female chair ever and, very possibly, the most powerful woman in US history.
Jan 6, 2014 5:30PM ET
With the Sochi Olympics coming up next month, it's time to get to know the potential new stars of Team USA.
Jan 6, 2014 4:35PM ET
The polar vortex, the crippling North Pole hurricane that is making boiling water turn into snow and wreaking havoc with air-travel across the nation, is also threatening oil production.
Jan 6, 2014 2:56PM ET
Global warming is probably contributing to the record cold, as counter-intuitive as that may seem. The key factor is a feedback mechanism of climate change known as Arctic amplification.
Jan 6, 2014 12:33AM ET
It's really cold outside. Everywhere.
Jan 5, 2014 10:22PM ET
No one give Maddie Gilmartin a BB gun.
Jan 5, 2014 9:15PM ET
After serving less than a year in a juvenile detention center, Ma'lik Richmond is free.