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Capitol Hill shooting: Who was Miriam Carey?

A young mother is dead and her year-old child is in protective custody.

Poll: Three-quarters of Americans want shutdown to end

More than seven out of 10 Americans disapprove of the government shutdown, and they say they're angrier than they've been about the way things are going in Washington.

New California law gives undocumented immigrants driver's licenses

It was a moment Jose Diaz knew he didn't want to miss. The day laborer and undocumented immigrant waited for more than 10 years to see it.

Arraignment Friday for woman accused of pushing husband off cliff

A Montana bride accused of pushing her new husband off a cliff to his death will be arraigned Friday on murder charges.

Tropical Storm Karen churns in the Gulf of Mexico

A soggy weekend is in store for parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Karen churns in the central Gulf of Mexico.

Congress locked down due to shooter situation

Gunshots erupt near U.S. Capitol By Tom Cohen CNN

Put your clothes on, a motherly Sinead O'Connor advises Miley Cyrus

Stop stripping. Stop letting yourself be "pimped." And for heaven's sake, stop licking sledgehammers, Miley.

Tennessee crash: Some bodies burned beyond recognition, official says

Investigators probably will have to use dental records to identify some of the eight people who were killed in a wreck involving a church bus and two other vehicles in eastern Tennessee, a Tennessee Highway Patrol official said Thursday.

Biker attack video: Who is the real victim?

An SUV driver hits a biker on Manhattan's West Side, and sets off a violent chain of events. And now, a debate is raging over who's the real victim in this disturbing attack.

Man pleads guilty to slapping crying boy on Delta flight

An airline passenger accused of slapping the toddler seated next to him on a Minneapolis-to-Atlanta flight in February pleaded guilty to assault Wednesday in federal court.