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Mother killed, teen in custody after violent California bank robbery

Jose Maldonado was getting off the bus when the suspects exited the Stockton, California, bank with their hostages.

U.S. official says Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down in Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed in a rebel-controlled area of eastern Ukraine on Thursday, prompting swift accusations from Ukrainian officials that "terrorists" shot down the aircraft.

Barbie cries for help: Mattel shares plunge

There's trouble in toy land. Mattel, the largest company in the toy industry, reported a sharp drop in sales and earnings during the second quarter. Shares were down nearly 7% in early trading.

Texas actress who sent Obama ricin sentenced to 18 years

The Texas actress who admitted sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Mother accused of using salt to kill son doesn't show up for pretrial conference

A New York mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old with salt to gain attention and sympathy was a no-show Wednesday at a pretrial conference where her defense was given an additional month for evidence discovery in the case.

Brazil claims 'victory' in World Cup

Germany? Who's Germany? (CNN) -- Brazil's national football team may have been smoked on the pitch by Germany, but now government officials are claiming a 2014 FIFA World Cup victory of another sort.

Film follows 'Brave Miss World' from beauty queen to sexual violence activist

  (CNN) -- Six weeks before winning the 1998 Miss World crown, 18-year-old Linor Abargil was raped at knife-point by a travel agent escorting her home to Israel from a modeling gig in Italy.

Actress sentenced after ricin-laced letters to President Obama

(CNN) -- A Texas actress who pleaded guilty to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been sentenced to 18 years in federal prison, prosecutors say.

Feds may seek more proof on auto mileage claims

  (CNN) -- The federal government may require automakers to road test cars to ensure the accuracy of gas mileage claims, the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed Tuesday.

IBM to start selling Apple iPhones and iPads

It's like Burger King selling the Big Mac -- sort of. Get ready for iPhones and iPads preloaded with specialized business IBM software.