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The best (and worst) crash avoidance technologies

A number of cars offer systems that can detect an impending collision and, in some cases, apply the brakes automatically and on Friday a leading auto safety group issued its first ratings for them.

Arrest made in Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf 'sextortion' case

A college student was arrested Thursday for allegedly hijacking the webcams of young women -- among them reigning Miss Teen USA Cassidy Wolf -- taking nude images, then blackmailing his victims to send him more explicit material or else be expo

Philly priest accused of raping altar boy

A Philadelphia priest who narrowly escaped prosecution during a recent clergy abuse scandal that rocked the city's archdiocese has been arrested on charges that include raping an altar boy.

New details released in Aaron Hernandez case during bail hearing for co-defendant

New details were revealed in the murder case against former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez during a bail reduction hearing Thursday for co-defendant Ernest Wallace in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Mysterious cache of jewels turns up atop French glacier

It reads like the opening scene of an "Indiana Jones" movie.

Obamacare cheat sheet

This much is clear: Obamacare is massive and it's not easy to understand. Many insurance regulations and taxes are already in effect, but the big push begins Oct. 1.

Authorities searching nationwide for man sexually assaulting child for 8+ years

Local authorities have joined other law enforcement agencies across the nation in the search for a mysterious man who is sexually assaulting a child and using her for pornographic images.

One-month prison sentence ends for Montana rapist

His lenient sentence and the judge's comments about his victim sparked national outrage and protests. On Thursday, Stacey Rambold, an admitted rapist, will be released from incarceration after just 31 days.

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