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Grand jury to investigate Steubenville rape case

A grand jury will investigate whether anyone else should be charged in the events surrounding the August sexual assault of a 16-year-old, Ohio's attorney general said after a judge convicted two teenagers of rape in the incident.

Why teens may be behind on vaccinations

A new survey finds even though vaccines for certain teenage illnesses are available and are found to be safe, many parents aren't having their teens inoculated. The question is why?

Francis to meet Argentina's president as decades-old accusations persist

The Vatican has sought to quell controversy over Pope Francis' conduct during Argentina's so-called Dirty War, amid accusations that he could have done more to protect two Jesuit priests who were kidnapped.

New York gun shows agree to new safety rules

New York authorities said Thursday that they had reached a deal with 23 gun show operators in the state after an investigation revealed weapons were sold without proper background checks.

Federal worker pay freeze likely to be extended

Federal government workers just can't catch a break. It's looking pretty likely that the two-year pay freeze -- that was expiring at the end of this month -- is going to be extended again through Dec. 31.

Carnival nightmare: Another cruise ship reports trouble at sea

First it was Triumph, then Elation, Dream and now Legend. While they are happy names for cruise ships, some passengers say they've had experiences recently that belie those names.

Devoted New Orleans teacher vanishes without a trace

Terrilynn Monette had no problem uprooting her life to help children.

Carnival to fly passengers home after another cruise failure

Carnival Cruise Lines is working to fly all passengers on one of its cruises back to Florida after the ship suffered a generator failure while docked in the Caribbean.

New York woman holding baby falls from 8th floor to her death

A woman plunged to her death from the eighth floor of an apartment building in New York, with her baby clutched in her arms.

Military rape victims: Stop blaming us

BriGette McCoy described how she was raped on her first military assignment, two weeks before her 19th birthday. She described how, later that year, she was raped by another soldier in her unit.