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Montana judge defends former teacher's one-month sentence for rape of teen

A Montana judge is defending his decision to sentence a former teacher to 31 days in jail for raping a 14-year-old student.

Drag racing called possible factor in 'Fast & Furious' actor Paul Walker's death

Drag racing may have been involved in the fiery crash that killed "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker on Saturday, an investigator said Monday.

New York train derails; 'gravel came flying up,' survivor says

Even though the train was careening around a curve, Amanda Swanson felt the wreck in slow motion.

Administration says to expect higher November enrollment

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- November insurance plan enrollment on the federal HealthCare.gov website is expected to be higher than the previous month's numbers, the Obama administration said Monday.

Montana appeals former teacher's one-month sentence for rape of teen

Montana is fighting to get a former teacher back behind bars after he served only a month for raping a 14-year-old girl.

$1 coins: Unwanted, unloved and out of currency

To all the great mysteries of life, add this: Why is the lowly, tarnished penny so revered, and the shiny $1 coin so reviled? Pennies proliferate. They fill our pockets. Our jars runneth over.

Cyber Monday serves up travel deals

Hate to stand in long lines on Black Friday? After getting your fill of Thanksgiving turkey, go online instead. Cyber Monday, December 2, isn't just for toys and electronics.

Italian mobster fed to pigs while still alive

Italian police said an anti-mafia operation revealed that a mobster was fed to pigs whle he was still alive.

Home prices rise 11%

Home prices continued to climb in third quarter, rising 11% from a year earlier.

Truck driver kidnaps squirrel

A little, Uintah Ground Squirrel was driven back to Utah from Madison, Wisconsin after it was kidnapped by a truck driver.