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Long-lost U.S. son found after 35 years illegally crossing Mexican border

For a while there, Kathy Amaya thought her long-lost son was gone forever. He was 2 years old when her estranged husband took the boy to San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to visit grandparents.

What's next for Blockbuster's empty stores

Blockbuster's closing signals the end of an era, but it also means there's a lot of retail space to fill.

Americans' approval of health care law drops

Public opinion of the federal health care law is growing more negative as a new poll indicates the gap between those who favor and don't favor Obamacare has become the widest it's been in the last year.

Philadelphia teen tweeted crime witnesses' information, prosecutors say

Social media posts Wednesday landed a Philadelphia teenager in jail after prosecutors accused him of using Twitter to reveal the names of witnesses in court cases.

Diabetes continues to spread around the world

On World Diabetes Day, news about the disease's global impact is dire.

Four Marines killed at Camp Pendleton during range maintenance operation

Four Marines were killed Wednesday during a range maintenance operation at Camp Pendleton in California, the military said.

NASA releases new photo of Saturn, Earth

NASA has given the people of Earth a rare treat: A color mosaic that captures not only Saturn, but also the tiny dots of Earth and other planets in the background.

White House tech experts in hot seat on Capitol Hill

The House Oversight Committee is prepared Wednesday to hear the government's top information technology experts explain the problems behind the troubled Affordable Care Act website HealthCare.gov.

Dolphins owner delays meeting with Jonathan Martin: 'We want to get to the bottom of it'

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross will wait until an NFL investigator meets with Jonathan Martin before holding his own meeting, the team said Tuesday.

With life in prison on the table, Whitey Bulger faces judge Wednesday

James "Whitey" Bulger, the convicted Boston mobster whose rise and fall was as convoluted as any Hollywood script, goes before a judge Wednesday with prosecutors calling for him to be locked away for life.