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Detroit grapples with stray dog epidemic

Nineteen-year-old James Johnson found a young pit bull puppy running up Seven Mile Road in Detroit this week. He took her in and named her Trina.

Text a driver in New Jersey, and you could see your day in court

We've all heard the dictum: Don't text and drive. Now, a New Jersey state appeals court has an addendum: Don't text a driver -- or you could be held liable if he causes a crash.

Beaten teen shouldn't have been on bus, grandmother says

The teen who suffered a broken arm in a beating on a school bus "should never have been put on that bus" after complaining about classmates trying to sell him drugs, his grandmother says.

On the edge of a firestorm, Yosemite hikers escape the flames

They were on a 10-day trek through the wilderness, just four guys and six llamas. Expecting to commune with nature, they instead faced its sheer, raw power when their hike was cut short by the huge wildfire ravaging northern California.

4,000 firefighters try to beat back flames as Yosemite fire grows

These are scary times for the folks of Tuolumne, a picturesque northern California community threatened by a historic wildfire.

Fort Hood shooting jury ready to decide sentence for Nidal Hasan

Weeks of chillingly detailed testimony from survivors and family victims of the Fort Hood massacre culminate Wednesday in the final chapter of the court-martial for convicted shooter Maj.

Nine things about MLK's speech and the March on Washington

"I have a dream this afternoon that my four little children will not come up in the same young days that I came up within, but they will be judged on the basis of the content of their character, not the color of their skin."

Montana teacher gets 30 days in jail in rape of 14-year-old student who later kills herself

A mother in Montana is outraged that a high school teacher who admitted raping her 14-year-old daughter received only a month in prison, while her daughter took her own life.

Reports: Apple will offer trade-ins for new iPhone

For the first time Apple stores will soon let iPhone owners trade in their old phones for credit toward a new one, according to multiple reports.

Doctors support raising the smoking age

Teenagers looking to buy cigarettes in New York may have to look elsewhere if a city council proposal is approved and signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The proposal would raise the legal age to buy any form of tobacco from 18 to 21.