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Mandela 'steadily improving' as he turns 95 in hospital

As an ailing Nelson Mandela recuperates in a South African hospital, the world celebrated his 95th birthday Thursday, honoring his legacy in various ways, including performing 67 minutes of community service.

WE DO marriage equality campaign to hold final Mississippi protest in AFA’s backyard

As a campaign for marriage equality continues in Mississippi, the American Family Association reaffirms its position.

Cleveland kidnapping suspect pleads not guilty to 977 counts

A Cleveland man accused of murder, rape and holding three women captive for about a decade in his home pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the 977 counts against him.

Oops! PayPal accidentally credits man $92 quadrillion

When Chris Reynolds opened his June PayPal e-mail statement, something was off. The Pennsylvania PR executive's account balance had swelled to a whopping $92,233,720,368,547,800.

Nashville student accused of taking $2K in books without paying

A Nashville State Community College student is facing a felony charge in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of school text books. The student, Kyle W. Reed, said it all started out as an innocent mistake.

Boston bombing suspect on cover of Rolling Stone

The cover of Rolling Stone magazine is usually reserved for rock stars, actors and other celebrities, but the August 3 edition features someone who is infamous and there's already a social media backlash.

The man with no memory: Navy vet wakes up, speaks only Swedish

NOTE: This story has a small local connection that’s mentioned at the end of the article. A media outlet tracked down the man’s sister, who lives in Louisiana.

McDonald's to open in Vietnam

McDonald's plans to open its first restaurant in Vietnam, the fast food company said Tuesday, making it the latest U.S. brand to move into the communist country that was once at war with the United States.

IRS: No furlough on Monday after all

Instead of being forced to take an unpaid furlough day, IRS employees will get paid next Monday after all, the IRS announced Tuesday.

Buy Buffalo Bill's pipe and help rescue Harrisburg

Harrisburg is looking back - way back - as a way to help it move forward from its financial mess.