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Suspect: Boston payback for hits on Muslims

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon attack indicated that the bombing was retribution for what he called U.S. attacks against Muslims in Afghanistan and Iraq, a law enforcement official said.

Tornadoes hit North Texas; 6 dead, dozens injured

Tornadoes ripped through North Texas on Wednesday night, part of a weather system that killed at least six people and injured more than 100 others, officials said.

Berlin Barbie bummer; feminists protest Dreamhouse opening

While a Barbie-themed restaurant opening was hailed with general delight and fanfare in Taipei earlier this year, the opening of the blonde doll's new European digs is being met with quite a different reception in Germany.

RECALL: Subaru cars recalled for loss of steering

Subaru is recalling 5,379 Legacy and Outback cars in the United States because of a problem that could cause them to loose steering control.

Investigators trying to rescue young victim from U.S. producer of child pornography, location unknown

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is seeking the arrest of an unidentified man for producing child pornography and the rescue of a 7 to 9-year-old victim of sexual exploitation.

Disney World vows action after report of wealthy hiring disabled to skip lines

Disney World announced Wednesday it is looking into reports that some wealthy visitors are hiring disabled people to pretend to be family members so that they can skip lines.

Report: Wealthy hire disabled guides to skip lines at Disney World

"Crazy." "Freaky." "Awful." "Despicable."

Sergeant trained to protect victims faces sexual assault allegations

An Army sergeant first class assigned to a sexual assault prevention program at Fort Hood, Texas, is under investigation for sexual assault, pandering, abusive sexual contact and maltreatment of subordinates.

Boy accused of fatally stabbing sister to appear in court

The 12-year-old California boy accused of stabbing his 8-year-old sister to death will be tried as juvenile, his attorney said Tuesday.

Boston fire chief gets vote of 'no confidence' in handling of bombings

Thirteen out of 14 Boston deputy fire chiefs have signed a letter of "no confidence" in Fire Chief Steve Abraira's handling of the Boston Marathon bombings, a source with knowledge of the situation told CNN Tuesday night.