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Blizzard batters U.S. heartland, spreads snowy mess into the Midwest

Another week, another blizzard for the snow-weary Midwest.

Prosecutors: NYPD officer was 'deadly serious' about cannibalism scheme

A New York Police Department officer is on trial in a federal case stemming from a bizarre online plan allegedly to kidnap, cook and eat women.

Trayvon Martin's parents ready to let jury decide fate of son's killer

The final, violent moments in the life of their son, Trayvon Martin, no longer dominate the national news, as they once did.

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop dies at age 96

Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop died peacefully at his home on Monday, Dartmouth College said. He was 96. Koop served as surgeon general from 1982 to 1989, under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Tabasco CEO Paul McIlhenny dies

Paul McIlhenny, the chairman and chief executive of the company that makes Tabasco sauce, has died. He was 68.

Adoption tax credit for same-sex couples

While same-sex couples are excluded from many tax benefits, there is one tax break they qualify for that opposite-sex married couples don't -- if they adopt a partner's child.

Five things you may have missed about the George Zimmerman saga

February 26, 2012.

'Crippling' winter storm bearing down on Great Plains region, forecasters say

Call it winter weather, part two.

Sorority girl drops 107 pounds

Brittni Garcia's family didn't go out for walks; they went out for dinner. And when they were at home, they enjoyed watching movies, playing board games and eating big Mexican-style home-cooked meals.

Fisherman scoops up mammoth's tooth from the sea

When you're dragging a net through a body of water, you're likely to dredge up anything. One fishing boat captain came across something that likely hasn't been seen for thousands of years.