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TX: Child finds body of 9-year-old sister in fridge

Investigators say a Houston mother kept the body of her young daughter in a refrigerator for several months after her death. The girl's frail body was discovered Monday at the family's apartment.

Screen, stage legend Ruby Dee dies at 91

Ruby Dee, the award-winning actress whose seven-decade career included triumphs on stage and screen, has died. She was 91.

Oil prices spike as Iraq violence flares

Oil prices spiked Thursday to levels not seen in nine months as escalating violence in Iraq sparked worries about crude exports.

CEOs make 296 times more than workers

CEOs earn nearly 300 times what workers do. That means the pay gap between employees and their bosses continues to widen, according to the Economic Policy Institute's latest report released Thursday.

NASA physicist unveils design for warp-speed spacecraft

Thanks to a NASA physicist, the notion of warp speed might just travel out of sci-fi and into the real world.

CA woman who fostered 200 children receives $50,000 award

Downey, CA (KTLA) -- A Downey woman who spent her life mothering children who had no one else to turn to was on the receiving end of a tremendous gift on Wednesday.

VIDEO: off-duty officer rescues elderly man from NY gas station fire

A terrifying scene at a New York gas station, as a crash leads to a fiery explosion at the pumps. But a fearless off-duty police officer risked his own life -- to pull a badly hurt driver to safety.

Priest killed, another one injured in attack at Catholic church in Phoenix

A priest was killed and another critically wounded in an attack at a Catholic church in Phoenix, police said early Thursday.

A closer look: How many school shootings since Newtown?

After Tuesday's shooting at an Oregon high school, many media outlets, including CNN, reported that there have been 74 school shootings in the past 18 months.

Hidden cost of retiring early: $51,000 in medical bills

Retiring early may sound really tempting. But leaving the workforce just a few years early can saddle you with tens of thousands of dollars in additional medical costs.