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Baby shot dead during parental dispute, sheriff's office says

A 6-month-old girl was fatally shot Wednesday while her parents were involved in a domestic dispute, authorities said. The incident occurred in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Knox County sheriff's office said.

Microsoft reverses course on controversial Xbox One restrictions

Just two weeks after announcing that the Xbox One would require an Internet connection and prevent the free exchange of used games, Microsoft abruptly changed its stance and abandoned both policies.

For victims of 'landlords from hell,' home is where the hurt is

Think you have the landlord from hell? Think again. Did they steal your stuff? Lock you out? Threaten you with a gun? Unless they did, they're not even in contention for the title.

Patriots player mum as police search for clues in man's death

Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is used to throngs of media clamoring to ask him questions, but the NFL star has never had to deal with them camping outside his home.

Group apologizes to gay community, shuts down 'cure' ministry

After 37 years, Exodus International, an organization whose mission was to "help" gay Christians become straight, is shutting down. But not before issuing an apology.

Physicians group labels obesity as a disease

One word could have a big impact on the way doctors treat obesity in the United States.

Juneteenth: Oldest known U.S. celebration for end of slavery

Juneteenth is the oldest known U.S. celebration of the end of slavery. Many African-Americans mark the anniversary much like the Fourth of July, with parties, picnics and gathering with family and friends.

Filmmaker asserts new evidence on crash of TWA Flight 800

An unreleased documentary on the 1996 TWA Flight 800 explosion offers "solid proof that there was an external detonation," its co-producer said Wednesday.

Chrysler relents, agrees to recall 2.7 million Jeeps

Chrysler Group reversed course and agreed to a recall of 2.7 million Jeeps Tuesday, giving in to the government's request in the final hours before a deadline.

Blaze blamed on campfire roars near Yosemite

A campfire left untended sparked a blaze near Yosemite National Park that is threatening hundreds of homeowners -- but firefighters are starting to get a handle on it.