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Philadelphia woman charged with kidnapping girl from school, raping her

A Philadelphia woman was indicted this week, accused of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school by posing as her mother, raping her and leaving her barely clothed and crying at a playground.

Coming out could boost Jason Collins' endorsements

For years, the assumption in locker rooms and along Madison Avenue has been that an openly gay athlete could kiss his endorsement deals good bye.

NASA probe gets close views of large Saturn hurricane

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn's north pole.

'Disgraceful' decision to end Boston suspect's interrogation, GOP lawmaker says

The decision to read Miranda rights to Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the midst of an interrogation was called "disgraceful" Sunday by a leading Republican, who took aim at U.S.

The Mississippi ricin case -- a web of small-town intrigue

Was it a tiff between an Elvis impersonator and a martial arts instructor in the birthplace of the King that caused headlines around the world?

Official: Russia heard Boston suspects' mother 'discussing jihad'

Russia intercepted a communication between the mother of the accused Boston Marathon bombers and someone who may have been one of her sons "discussing jihad" in 2011, according to a U.S.

Man stabs choir members at end of church service

Mass had just ended at St. Jude Thaddeus Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the choir had begun its closing hymns when it happened.

Increased security at schools after California girl's stabbing death

Students in a Northern California school district head to class Monday morning under increased security after the weekend stabbing death of an 8-year-old girl.

Stocks on track to cap 4th month of gains in 2013

Central bankers are a closely watched lot. This week, when the Federal Reserve's two-day meeting kicks off Tuesday, it will be no different.

Spain arrests suspect in massive cyberattack

Spanish police say they've arrested the man behind what's been called the biggest cyberattack in history.