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Undocumented immigrant population on the rise in the U.S.

The undocumented immigrant population in the United States rose to an estimated 11.7 million in 2012, up from 11.5 million in 2011, according to report released by the Pew Research Center Hispanic Trends Project.

Man, 42, accused of threatening to shoot up Utah mall, movie theater

A 42-year-old Utah man planned to "randomly shoot and kill" at a Salt Lake City mall, then pick off moviegoers, and finally blow up a city bus -- a plot he detailed to a counselor who alerted police -- according to a court document.

DOT, safety advocates feud over rearview camera recommendation

The federal government said it will recommend that new cars have rearview video systems -- a move immediately denounced as "insufficient" by safety groups who say the cameras should be mandatory.

One-eyed kitten Sir Stuffington is Internet's most popular pirate

He may not be pillaging and plundering his way 'cross the seven seas, but Sir Stuffington the kitten has become the Internet's most popular pirate.

South Dakota: Four decades later, missing teenage girls' car believed found

They were 17-year-old high school students driving to a party at a gravel pit. Perhaps they took a wrong turn; perhaps there was foul play. For 42 years, authorities have had no idea how Cheryl Miller and Pamela Jackson disappeared.

Toys R Us holiday hiring same as last year

Stores are holding back on holiday hiring this year, as worries that customers will hold a tighter grip on their wallets this year persist.

What do shutdown and debt limit have to do with Obamacare?

With a series of potential disasters hovering over the nation like a demon storm, the most prominent words of a Washington-based word cloud would be: government shutdown, continuing resolution, debt limit and Obamacare.

Alabama sororities extend bids to black students

Two African-American women who accepted offers last week to pledge Greek organizations at the University of Alabama were still receiving congratulations Monday, three days after the university announced that historically white sororities on cam

Autopsy: Hannah Anderson's mother, brother were beaten and burned

Her ankles bound, her mouth covered with duct tape, Christina Anderson was bashed at least 12 times in the head. Her 8-year-old son Ethan's body was burned beyond recognition.

Thai locals arrested over Rihanna Instagram photo

Two men in Thailand are in trouble with the law thanks to an Instagram photo posted by pop star Rihanna during her recent visit to the holiday island of Phuket.