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Same-sex benefits at conservative Wal-Mart: What gives?

Wal-Mart's move to offer benefits to same-sex partners has created a lot of buzz. It was met with praise from progressive groups and disappointment from the religious right. But it also had some scratching their heads.

Festival ride malfunction injures 12 children in Connectucut

A malfunction at a festival swing ride in Connecticut sent children crashing into each other and onto the ground -- and raised new questions about the safety of such rides.

Bruno Mars booked for Super Bowl halftime show

Grammy-winning pop singer Bruno Mars will deliver the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show next February, the NFL announced Sunday.

Wrestling reinstated to Olympic program for 2020 Games in Tokyo

Wrestling has been reinstated to the program for the 2020 Games in Tokyo after a vote Sunday by members of the International Olympic Committee in Buenos Aires.

Gun permits for the blind? Iowa grants them, stirs debate

Should blind people be granted gun permits? The question entered the crosshairs of some gun control advocates over the weekend, after a report about Iowa issuing permits to buy and carry firearms to people who are legally blind.

The high cost of being a football fan

Football season is here, and many stadium goers are breaking out the face paint. But between paying for tickets, parking and grabbing a couple of cold ones, the cost of actually going to a game has gotten much too pricey for many fans.

200,000 bottles of Motrin recalled

The makers of Motrin are voluntarily recalling about 200,000 bottles of concentrated drops for infants over potential contamination with tiny plastic particles

Tokyo will host Olympic Games in 2020

Tokyo has been chosen by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2020 Summer Games. In voting Saturday in Buenos Aires, the committee picked Tokyo over the two other contenders, Madrid and Istanbul.

Hernandez arraignment set for Friday

Odin Lloyd texted his sister in the wee hours of June 17. "NFL. Just so you know."

Drunken driving video confession: 'I killed a man'

Matt Cordle's confession doesn't beat around the bush: "I killed a man."