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Tokyo will host Olympic Games in 2020

Tokyo has been chosen by the International Olympic Committee to host the 2020 Summer Games. In voting Saturday in Buenos Aires, the committee picked Tokyo over the two other contenders, Madrid and Istanbul.

Hernandez arraignment set for Friday

Odin Lloyd texted his sister in the wee hours of June 17. "NFL. Just so you know."

Drunken driving video confession: 'I killed a man'

Matt Cordle's confession doesn't beat around the bush: "I killed a man."

Texans urged to ensure they're up-to-date on whooping cough vaccine

Texas health officials are recommending that state residents make sure they're vaccinated against pertussis, a sometimes fatal disease that is on track to sicken more Texans this year than at any time in decades.

Both sides contest new hearing in controversial Montana rape case

An attorney for a Montana teacher who admitted to raping his 14-year-old student is asking the judge in the case to cancel a hearing scheduled for Friday.

New Facebook flap: Your face in some product's ad

 A new Facebook policy that allows your picture to be used in a product or store's ad without your knowledge has privacy groups united in opposition.

Justice Department won't probe death of Georgia teen found in gym mat

The U.S. Justice Department will not conduct a civil rights investigation in the case of a teenager found dead in a rolled-up mat at his southern Georgia high school, a spokesperson for that agency said Wednesday.

Retail marijuana stores? In Washington, more than 300 may set up shop

Up to 334 retail marijuana stores could be licensed to set up shop in Washington state, officials said Wednesday.

Texas high school stabbings: 1 student killed, 3 injured, police say

A 17-year-old student was killed and three other students were injured in stabbings Wednesday morning at a Houston-area high school, Harris County authorities said.

Embattled former football star Aaron Hernandez asks for delay in federal civil lawsuit

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez is asking a Miami federal judge for a delay in defending himself against a lawsuit accusing him of shooting a man in the face in Florida.