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Does medical marijuana equal bad parenting?

Shawnee Anderson's voice is shrill, quavering -- on the edge of desperate. She clutches her 11-month-old son, Sage, while trying to comprehend the situation unfolding in front of her.

'Veronica Mars': Will it score at box office like it did on Kickstarter?

Last year, "Veronica Mars" shattered crowdfunding records, and this weekend we'll find out if that translates to box office success.

States, federal government cracking down on for-profit colleges

When Hannah Benbow ran into problems with her for-profit college, she turned to the federal government for help -- but nothing happened.

Baby stops breathing on plane, prompts flight to divert through Houston

Andy Russick was on a flight to Phoenix late Tuesday when a man rushed up from the back of the plane and put a baby boy down next him.

First-of-its-kind clinic 'saved my marriage,' Iraq veteran says

Lisa and Joe's marriage was all but over. After his return from Iraq, they optimistically went about forging a life together. They married in 2009, got good jobs and moved into a nice house on Long Island, New York.

New Jersey prosecutors hit dealers with homicide charges in overdose deaths

Drug dealers beware: If a client of yours overdoses and dies in the state of New Jersey, prosecutors there may charge you in the death.

Louisiana's longest-serving death row prisoner walks free after 30 years

There are many ways to measure 30 years, but for Glenn Ford, the yardstick is simple.

How does an airliner just disappear in 2014?

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has left people wondering, what happened?

AR vet gives owl acupuncture therapy to heal injured leg

Vets at an animal rescue in Arkansas try an unconventional treatment to help an owl that was hit by a car.

Research says war affects children in unforeseen ways

When Melissa Seligman's husband left on his second deployment to Iraq in 2005, their 2-year-old daughter began banging her head on the floor. The Army wife tried to rock the girl, sing to her.