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Group seeks probe into death of man who knew Boston bombings suspect

The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations on Wednesday called for an investigation into the shooting death of Ibragim Todashev, after reports surfaced saying that he was unarmed.

Lawyer: Soldier to plead guilty in killing of 16 Afghan villagers

In order to avoid the death penalty, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales intends to plead guilty in the killing of 16 Afghan villagers, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Paterno family and others to file lawsuit against NCAA

Joe Paterno led the Penn State Nittany Lions for 46 seasons and -- in the process -- became the winningest coach in college football history.

High-school teen builds one-man submarine for $2,000

The submarine's body may be constructed from drainage pipes and the hatch from a recycled skylight, but according to its 18-year-old inventor, this single-person U-boat can plunge to a depth of 30 feet and has already completed three succes

Majority want federal funds for disasters, regardless of cost

Nearly six in ten Americans say the federal government should provide funds to states slammed by natural disasters without having to cut spending in other areas of the budget, according to a new national poll.

Freight train hits truck and derails in Maryland; it 'felt like an earthquake'

A CSX freight train collided with a commercial truck and derailed in the Baltimore area Tuesday, officials said, seriously injuring the truck's driver and leading to an explosion that a witness said could be felt blocks away.

Severe weather threatens more than half the country

The Midwest is squarely in the bull's-eye again Wednesday for strong tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds.

House panel subpoenas State Department over Benghazi

A congressional committee on Tuesday subpoenaed current and former top State Department officials related to the development of "talking points" by the Obama administration to publicly explain the deadly attack on the U.S.

Rare Apple 1 computer sold for $671,000

A rare working model of the Apple 1, the tech giant's first desktop computer, sold for more than $671,000 over the weekend at an auction in Germany.

McCartney leaves guitar pick at Elvis' grave

Paul McCartney gives the best gifts. When the former Beatle visited Graceland, the mansion once occupied by the late Elvis Presley, on Sunday, he reportedly left a personalized guitar pick at Presley's grave.