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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

Will the stock market momentum continue?

The stock market momentum keeps building.

Seth Meyers gets 'Late Night' host gig

"Saturday Night Live" writer-performer Seth Meyers will take over NBC's "Late Night" show next year when current host Jimmy Fallon moves to "The Tonight Show," NBC announced Sunday.

Gosnell horror fuels fight for abortion laws

The depraved acts Dr. Kermit Gosnell is accused of committing have sparked a new turn in the nationwide battle over abortion laws.

Senators in standoff over EPA nominee

The top Democrat on the committee considering President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency indicated late Friday she may attempt to break an impasse over the nomination this week.

Gorging on Gatsby

The first time Meyer Wolfsheim met Jimmy Gatz, the young man hadn't eaten in days.

'No leaks!': Emergency spacewalk to fix ammonia seeping from space station

Two astronauts conducted a spacewalk Saturday to address an ammonia leak in the International Space Station's cooling system, a mission that ended with NASA optimistic the potentially major problem had been fixed.

Tom Cruise signs on for 'Mission: Impossible 5'

Tom Cruise has signed on for a fifth "Mission: Impossible" movie.

POLICE: Grandson of Malcolm X beat to death in Mexico

The grandson of civil rights activist Malcolm X, Malcolm Shabazz, died in a Mexico City hospital after suffering an apparent beating, police told CNN.