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Largest cockfighting bust in NY history, seizes 3,000 birds

"Operation Angry Birds": No, it is not a mission to beat your highest score in a phone game app.

Man in NC saves own life, after leg is severed in crash

Left with no other options, a former Marine took matters into his own hands when his leg was severed in a crash. The North Carolina man called 911 and treated his injuries himself until paramedics arrived.

'X Factor' axed after 3 seasons

Reality singing competition "The X Factor" has lost its flagship star and its place on Fox's lineup.

Seven other chemicals in your food

Anyone who's ever read a nutrition label knows that our food supply is full of hard-to-pronounce chemicals.

Uncle Ben's infused rice products recalled after 'allergic-like' reactions

The company that makes some Uncle Ben's products says it is recalling bags of flavored rice after people developed flushing and rashes after eating one of the rice varieties.

Winter storm part deux: This time, we're ready, says Georgia

Fire up the salt trucks. Cancel after-school plans. Position the National Guard.

Ecuador's spectacular Andean train rises again

A blast from the steam whistle on a cherry-red locomotive sends a gathering of locals on a platform scuttling with delight in the town of Durán, Ecuador.

Jay Leno's farewell: His best punchlines

 In the 22 years that Jay Leno hosted the "Tonight Show" -- give or take the spare months Conan O'Brien took the helm -- O.J. Simpson was the celebrity most often used as the butt of Leno's jokes.

Facebook answers grieving dad's emotional plea

It was a desperate plea from a tearful dad, tossed like a message in a bottle into the vast sea of the Internet.

Curiosity rover takes snapshot of Earth from 100 million miles away on Mars

It's a dot in the sky. But not just any dot. For the Curiosity rover, it's home.