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Tropical Storm Andrea ready to pummel Florida with intense rain

Tropical Storm Andrea is set to wallop Florida with torrential rain as it prepares to make landfall Thursday. The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season made its debut Wednesday by pummeling Cuba with heavy downpours.

Witness talks about fiery Jeep crash that killed friend

What Jenelle Embrey saw happen to her friend in the rear-view mirror last year prompted her to become a leading critic of the Jeep Cherokee's safety record.

Glimmer of hope for critically endangered butterfly in Florida

At his version of an ICU unit, Jaret Daniels pays extraordinary attention to his young charges. Each of the creatures is kept in its own plastic cup, isolated to prevent the spread of disease.

DEA: Suburban mom by day, pot grower by night

 The mother of two would often drive back and forth between her suburban Scarsdale, New York, home and the bleak-looking, one-story brick warehouse in Queens. Sometimes, she drove the route in her Mercedes SUV.

Report: Some 20 baseball players may face suspension in doping scandal

Major League Baseball is set to suspend some 20 players in the coming weeks due to a scandal involving performance-enhancing drugs, according to an ESPN report.

Toyota recalls some hybrids to fix brakes

Toyota is recalling nearly a quarter of a million vehicles because of a braking problem.

Chrysler refuses to recall 2.7 million Jeep SUVs

In a rare rebuff of the U.S. government, Chrysler Group is refusing a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration request for a recall of 2.7 million SUVs, saying that the gas tank design being cited by the agency is safe.

CONSUMER ALERT: Frozen fruit linked to hepatitis A recalled

Townsend Farms is recalling bags of a frozen fruit mix commonly used in smoothies because they could be contaminated with the hepatitis A virus, the company said in a statement.

Judge accepts theater shooting suspect's insanity plea

A Denver-area judge on Tuesday accepted a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity by Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes, according to CNN affiliates KMGH and KUSA.

Storm chasing: Science, thrill-seeking or tourism?

A menacing tornado churned behind Mike Eilts as the storm chaser's truck sped away. It seemed like the perfect escape, until Eilts realized he was barreling toward a dead end.