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Crazy things Americans tried to take on planes in 2013

Guns, grenades, human skull fragments and a pepper spray disguised as a lipstick -- just a few of the things confiscated by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers from travelers in U.S. airports last year.

Retired MLB pitcher Curt Schilling will fight cancer 'head on'

Curt Schilling -- a standout pitcher who belonged to three World Series championship teams before becoming an ESPN analyst -- has cancer, he announced Wednesday.

Kick out those who sexually abuse children, UN panel tells Vatican

In an unprecedented report, a United Nations committee slammed the Vatican's handling of child sexual abuse within the Catholic Church and accused the church of protecting itself rather than the victims.

CVS stores to stop selling tobacco

Want to pick up a pack of cigarettes with your prescription refill? A major U.S. pharmacy chain is breaking that habit.

George Zimmerman to fight rapper DMX in celebrity boxing bout

Let's get ready to ... mumble. As in, what now, George Zimmerman? Seems like the former neighborhood watchman has found yet another way to remain in the public limelight.

MT: board wants discipline for judge who gave short rape sentence

G. Todd Baugh, the Montana judge who drew a firestorm of criticism after sentencing a former high school teacher to a month behind bars for raping a 14-year-old girl, is the subject of a formal complaint from a judicial review board to the state's Supreme Court.

Ke$ha cancels concerts to treat eating disorder

Ke$ha is canceling her concert dates through April so she can continue treatment for an eating disorder, her representative said Tuesday.

CA: Coach misses 75 ft buzzer beater

A miraculous shot during a basketball game in California has inspired the campus of Sacramento State University. It’s the stuff dreams are made of actually.

Armless high school kicker gets VIP treament at Super Bowl

His pick to win the big game may have lost Sunday, but 14-year-old Isaac Lufkin is still smiling after a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Super Bowl.

Five things the Farm Bill will mean for you

It may be the most overlooked mega-bill of the past 12 months. After taking a 72-22 leap through a Senate test vote Monday, the nearly $1 trillion Farm Bill is poised for final passage Tuesday.