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Couple steals child's ashes from funeral home in CT

A funeral home director says a Connecticut couple took the cremated remains of their son without paying their balance. Now, police are hoping surveillance video will help track the suspects down.

3 men steal baby formula to pay for heroin, in Wisconsin

Surveillance video helped Wisconsin police take down a baby formula theft ring. Police arrested three men they say were stealing the formula to sell it for drug money.

Marijuana advocates gaining ground, opposition trying to find new votes

With 20 U.S. states allowing medical marijuana, and others weighing its medicinal or recreational use, advocates of looser laws on weed appear to have the advantage.

Police: Woman who drove van with kids into ocean to get mental evaluation

Tim Tesseneer was driving along Daytona Beach on Tuesday with his wife when they noticed the minivan driving through shallow water as it headed south.

Twitter buys 19th century log cabins for company cafeteria

Twitter has bought two 19th century log cabins from Montana to furnish the cafeteria in its San Francisco headquarters.

Alabama legislators pass restrictive abortion bills

Alabama legislators passed several restrictive abortion bills this week, including one that could mean felony charge against any doctor performing such a procedure on a woman who'd been pregnant as little as six weeks.

Massachusetts court says 'upskirt' photos are legal

Massachusetts' highest court ruled Wednesday that it is not illegal to secretly photograph underneath a person's clothing -- a practice known as "upskirting" -- prompting one prosecutor to call for a revision of state law.

CDC says Hospitals are contributing to the rise of superbugs

Health officials have long been warning us about the overuse of antibiotics and the rise of drug-resistant "superbugs." Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is shining a light on how hospitals are contributing to the pro

Scammers are jamming up the lines of MN teen crisis hotline

In Minneapolis, a teen crisis hotline has come under attack by scammers looking for money. The organization says it all started when they refused to meet their demands.

U.S. seizes $458 million stolen by Nigerian dictator

Millions of dollars stolen from the people of Nigeria by a former dictator was seized by the U.S. -- in the largest action of this kind ever taken by the Department of Justice.