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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.

Judge: Good cause for insanity plea in Aurora shootings

A judge said Monday there is good cause to let Colorado movie theater shooting suspect James Holmes change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. But Judge Carlos Samour Jr.

Unsatisfying sub provokes pickle assault

She apparently doesn't like pickles. A Massachusetts woman who ordered a steak-and-cheese sub at a subway station was so angry about "too many pickles" on her sandwich that she punched an employee and shoved two jars of pickles at her, transit pol

Popular psychologist Joyce Brothers dies

Popular American psychologist Joyce Brothers has died, her daughter said Monday. She was 85. "She passed away peacefully and in her home ... with her family all around her," Lisa Brothers said.

Fox confirms '24's' return, announces fall 2013 lineup

The answer to the question of whether "24" could return to Fox is now an unequivocal "yes."

Doctor found guilty of first-degree murder in Philadelphia abortion case

A jury Monday found a Philadelphia abortion provider guilty of three counts of first-degree murder.

As Ohio women remained in captivity, alleged abductor's life crumbled

It was a breezy summer day in Cleveland about a decade ago when Michelle "Shorty" Knight put on eyeglasses, blue shorts and a white T-shirt and went to see her cousin. Though she was 21, Knight became easily confused by her surroundings.

Mother, son, and suspect dead as 3 hostages freed

Police burst into a home early Sunday in Trenton, New Jersey, finding a woman and her 13-year-old son dead, and three of her other children being held hostage, authorities said. The suspect, Gerald Tyrone Murphy, 38, was shot by police and died fr

Kansas Missing Infant

Investigators believe , an 18-month-old girl, whose mother was killed along with two men last week in Ottawa, Kansas was also slain there but her body was dumped in another county where it was found Saturday, Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Richards to