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Charges in Rebecca Sedwick's suicide suggest 'tipping point' in bullying cases

The Florida cyberbullying case in which two girls, ages 14 and 12, face felony stalking charges after the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick could lead other law agencies to file similar felony charges against adolescent bullies, experts sa

Shower escape: 4 inmates pull dirty trick, get out of Oklahoma jail

Four inmates made a clean getaway from an Oklahoma jail Sunday after prying open a maintenance hatch in their shower.

Investors wait for Fed, Apple and Facebook

Traders will have their eyes on Washington this week -- but not because of a shutdown or debt standoff. They'll be looking to the Federal Reserve.

Serena Williams rebuffs Li Na's challenge to finish 2013 in style

An exhausted but elated Serena Williams was left celebrating her 11th title of the season to round off 2013 by claiming the WTA Championships in Istanbul Sunday.

Lou Reed, rock legend, dies at 71

Lou Reed, who took rock 'n' roll into dark corners as a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist for the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist, died Sunday, his publicist said. He was 71.

Track stars Lolo Jones, Lauryn Williams one step closer to Winter Olympics

It's a good bet that Lolo Jones and Lauryn Williams won't be wearing singlets for this Olympics. But it's also safe to assume that -- once again -- they'd be plenty fast.

Anti-NSA rally targets Washington

Hundreds rallied in front of the Capitol on Saturday in protest of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs and demanded a congressional investigation and reform of the laws governing the agency.

Wallace is first African-American to win NASCAR national race in 50 years

It's one win for Darrell Wallace Jr., but what will it mean for other African-American race car drivers -- present and future?

FDA aims to tighten control on commonly prescribed painkillers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing new restrictions that would change regulations for some of the most commonly prescribed narcotic painkillers on the market today.

Student says she saw teacher, alleged killer alone together before slaying

Before 14-year-old Philip Chism allegedly killed his algebra teacher, the pair had at least one more encounter as student and teacher, a witness said.