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Disney World vows action after report of wealthy hiring disabled to skip lines

Disney World announced Wednesday it is looking into reports that some wealthy visitors are hiring disabled people to pretend to be family members so that they can skip lines.

Report: Wealthy hire disabled guides to skip lines at Disney World

"Crazy." "Freaky." "Awful." "Despicable."

Sergeant trained to protect victims faces sexual assault allegations

An Army sergeant first class assigned to a sexual assault prevention program at Fort Hood, Texas, is under investigation for sexual assault, pandering, abusive sexual contact and maltreatment of subordinates.

Boy accused of fatally stabbing sister to appear in court

The 12-year-old California boy accused of stabbing his 8-year-old sister to death will be tried as juvenile, his attorney said Tuesday.

Boston fire chief gets vote of 'no confidence' in handling of bombings

Thirteen out of 14 Boston deputy fire chiefs have signed a letter of "no confidence" in Fire Chief Steve Abraira's handling of the Boston Marathon bombings, a source with knowledge of the situation told CNN Tuesday night.

High-tech tools for STDs

At any given time, 110 million Americans have a sexually transmitted infection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Angelina Jolie undergoes double mastectomy

Actress Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times op-ed article on Tuesday that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carries a mutation of the BRCA1 gene, which sharply increases her risk of developing breast cance

Abortion doctor convicted of murder waives appeal, avoids death sentence

A Philadelphia abortion provider found guilty of first-degree murder has agreed give up his right to appeal in exchange for avoiding a possible death sentence, Philadelphia's district attorney's office announced Tuesday.

Federal safety officials consider lowering blood alcohol level that constitutes drunk driving to 0.05

A decade-old benchmark for determining when a driver is legally intoxicated -- the 0.08 blood-alcohol content rate -- should be lowered to 0.05, reducing the amount a motorist can imbibe before being presumed to be drunk, federal safety officia

Photographs give a glimpse of Ariel Castro's yard

Bicycles. Barbed wire.