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Paul Oliver: Latest in a string of NFL suicides

Paul Oliver, a former defensive back for the University of Georgia and the San Diego Chargers, was found dead this week, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot.

FBI: Navy Yard shooter 'delusional,' said 'low frequency attacks' drove him to kill

Aaron Alexis was under "the delusional belief that he was being controlled or influenced by extremely low frequency electromagnetic waves" before he embarked on a bloody shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, an FBI official sa

Kurt Cobain's childhood home for sale, $500,000 price tag

Those looking for a piece of rock history –or a fixer-upper –can now look into purchasing rock legend Kurt Cobain's childhood home.

Boy suspended for playing with toy gun at home

Two 7th grade boys in Virginia Beach have been suspended from school for shooting an airsoft gun in one of the boy's front yard. A school committee voted to suspend Khalid Caraballo and Aiden Clark for an entire year.

Federal workers: Hand over BlackBerry during shutdown

Federal workers could soon be asked to turn in their government-issued BlackBerries and iPhones.

Undocumented immigrant population on the rise in the U.S.

The undocumented immigrant population in the United States rose to an estimated 11.7 million in 2012, up from 11.5 million in 2011, according to report released by the Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends Project.

Man, 42, accused of threatening to shoot up Utah mall, movie theater

A 42-year-old Utah man planned to "randomly shoot and kill" at a Salt Lake City mall, then pick off moviegoers, and finally blow up a city bus -- a plot he detailed to a counselor who alerted police -- according to a court document.

DOT, safety advocates feud over rearview camera recommendation

The federal government said it will recommend that new cars have rearview video systems -- a move immediately denounced as "insufficient" by safety groups who say the cameras should be mandatory.

One-eyed kitten Sir Stuffington is Internet's most popular pirate

He may not be pillaging and plundering his way 'cross the seven seas, but Sir Stuffington the kitten has become the Internet's most popular pirate.

South Dakota: Four decades later, missing teenage girls' car believed found

They were 17-year-old high school students driving to a party at a gravel pit. Perhaps they took a wrong turn; perhaps there was foul play. For 42 years, authorities have had no idea how Cheryl Miller and Pamela Jackson disappeared.