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JonBenet Ramsey case: Years later, court to release documents with new details

The little beauty queen pranced across the stage and into America's heart 17 years ago. In heavy makeup, almost like a real-life doll, her images captivated the nation with every strut, every twirl, every wave.

Hospital: Five injured at North Carolina State Fair

At least five people were being treated Thursday night at WakeMed hospital in Raleigh after an incident at the North Carolina State Fair, hospital spokeswoman Linda Fowler told CNN.

Two seized in pirate attack off Nigeria, U.S. official says

Two mariners believed to be U.S. citizens have been taken from their U.S.-flagged ship following a pirate attack in the West African Gulf of Guinea, a U.S. official confirmed Thursday.

Bail reduced for suspects in Los Angeles dry ice bomb cases

A judge reduced the bail on Wednesday for the suspects in recent dry ice explosions at Los Angeles International Airport.

Why did she die? Motive unknown in Massachusetts teacher slaying

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Deputy kills 13-year-old carrying fake rifle

A sheriff's deputy mistakenly thought he saw a teen carrying an assault rifle on a California street this week and shot him dead, authorities said.

Brrrr! A wintery cold snap has rolled in over the Midwest and Northeast

With Halloween around the corner, the weather is giving the northeastern quarter of the United States a taste of the Christmas spirit.

22,000 pounds of meat recalled; possible Listeria

More than 22,000 pounds of chicken, ham and beef products are being recalled because of possible Listeria contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said.

Man who confessed to drunk driving in viral video gets 6 1/2 years

Matthew Cordle, a 22-year-old Ohio man who confessed in an online video that he killed a man in a June drunken-driving crash, was given a six-and-a-half-year sentence Wednesday.

Cop who bought shoplifter groceries: 'I could relate'

The Florida police officer who bought groceries for a shoplifter and her children says she did it "just because I needed to."