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PepsiCo drops Lil Wayne over Emmett Till lyric in rap song

PepsiCo is ending its relationship with rapper Lil Wayne over what the company calls an "offensive reference to a revered civil rights icon" -- 14-year-old Emmett Till, who was killed nearly 60 years ago.

Suicides nearly double among 50-somethings

Teen suicides often get the most media attention - tragic stories like that of Canadian teen Amanda Todd remind us that depression is a serious mental health issue for adolescents.

Pepsi drops Lil’ Wayne’s endorsement deal due to offensive lyric

Hearing explicit lyrics is nothing new to fans of New Orleans rapper Lil’ Wayne. However, Pepsi decided he went too far with a recent reference to a civil rights martyr, so they dropped his endorsement deal.

Gun control in crosshairs at NRA convention

Within minutes of the National Rifle Association's opening forum at their annual meeting this weekend, the group's leaders went after gun control proposals and advocates who sought to expand tougher firearm laws following the deadly New

Official: July Fourth celebration Boston bombers' original target

It could have been July Fourth. Live on television.

Chemical weapons in Syria? Why Obama still needs convincing

Two years into the civil war that has become Syria's nightmare, U.S. President Barack Obama is still reluctant to commit himself to ending the carnage or even enforce his own warning about chemical weapons.

Roaring winds fuel raging California wildfire, expected to continue Friday

Crews frantically battling fast-moving wildfires in Southern California will get no relief Friday as heavy winds threaten to grow one blaze that has scorched thousands of acres.

Study: Lipstick could increase chance for stomach tumors

A small study of store-bought lipstick suggests the makeup may be doing more than giving the appearance of plump, shiny lips -- it could be increasing your exposure to toxic metals.

Reese Witherspoon speaks on arrest: I panicked

After canceling TV appearances in light of her disorderly conduct arrest last month, Reese Witherspoon is ready to talk.

SEC and ESPN announce SEC Network

The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network.