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Tornadoes, floods hit Illinois

Severe storms including tornadoes struck Illinois late Thursday afternoon, knocking out power, damaging buildings and spawning floods, the National Weather Service reported.

Man convicted in boating death of Usher's former stepson

A jury in Georgia found a man guilty of homicide by vessel in the death of singer Usher Raymond's former stepson.

Colorado expects $184 million in tax revenue from marijuana

Colorado expects to take in about $184 million in tax revenue from marijuana in the first 18 months after legislation -- and much of that money will be funneled into teaching kids to stay away from pot.

40-year-old Pharrell confirms he is not a vampire

Forget about Pharrell Williams' hat. We're more interested in his skincare routine. Somehow, the 40-year-old musical everyman has been in the business for roughly 20 years without appearing to have aged a single day.

Elton John, Kanye West to headline Bonnaroo

What do Elton John and Kanye West have in common?

Fugitive falls 17 stories down trash chute to evade cops in Denver

A fugitive is back in custody despite going to great lengths to escape police.

NY McDonald's fires manager after buying fire department food with own money

A former McDonald’s worker in New York says her bosses fired her, for showing gratitude to firefighters.

Gap raising its minimum pay to $10/hour

Gap Inc. is raising the minimum pay for 65,000 U.S. employees, winning praise from President Obama who is pushing to raise the nation's minimum wage by a similar amount.

Four ways the rich will pay more this tax season

Thanks to the fiscal cliff deal and the Affordable Care Act, the top 1% of taxpayers - and many in the top 3% as well - will have to pay a bigger tax bill come April 15.

Jailed husband of self-professed serial killer to CNN: 'I still love her'

Elytte Barbour said Wednesday that his teenage bride's assertion she'd killed more than 22 people -- including one allegedly with him -- hasn't changed the way he feels about her.