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Mindy McCready commits suicide, feared losing custody of kids, friend says

"A perfect storm" hit Mindy McCready in the days before the country singer killed herself in the same spot where her boyfriend had died five weeks earlier, a close friend said.

McCartney, Mumford and Tom Petty to play Bonnaroo 2013

It doesn't take more than a quick glance at Bonnaroo's 2013 lineup to know this year's fest is going to rock.

Home construction off to strong start

Home construction got off to a strong start in 2013, as builders filed for the greatest number of permits in more than four years in January

Vatican: Pope may change rules to allow replacement vote sooner

Pope Benedict XVI is considering changing the Vatican constitution to allow a vote for his successor to begin before March 15, Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said Wednesday.

College women told to urinate or vomit to deter a rapist

A Colorado school has caused a stir with an advisory that suggested women could urinate or vomit to deter a rape.

Heavy snow to hit the Plains, severe thunderstorms to drench the South

Weather conditions across America may give a good many of us an excuse to stay indoors until Friday.

Best Buy extends price-match guarantee

Electronics giant Best Buy is extending its price-match guarantee in an effort to stop the practice of "showrooming," where customers check out products in its stores before purchasing them online.

What to expect from Sony event: PlayStation 4

The eyes of the gaming world are on Sony, which on Wednesday is expected to unveil the PlayStation 4, the latest version of its popular gaming console.

Texas woman has 2 sets of identical twins

A Texas woman got a quadruple Valentine's Day gift this year, giving birth to four babies - two sets of identical twins.

Author's description of Catherine as 'machine-made' doll sparks angry reactions

An award-winning author has whipped up controversy by describing Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, as a "machine-made" doll with a "plastic smile" who lacks the personality and human frailty