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Michael Jackson's assistant accuses promoter in star's death

Michael Jackson's last personal assistant claims concert promoter AEG owes him money because, he says, it was responsible for the pop icon's death.

Robotic system may help stroke patients

More than 700,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year. A leading cause of disability, a stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is disrupted, either by a clot or a burst blood vessel in the brain.

Save on last-minute holiday travel

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and affordable holiday travel options are fading just as quickly.

Same-sex couples could see tax windfalls

If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act, the 1996 law that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman, many same-sex couples could be in for substantial tax windfalls.

Man tattoos Mitt Romney symbol on his face

President Obama may have won the election, but a Michigan City man will be a Mitt Romney supporter for life. He has to be, after tattooing Romney's signature on his face.

Infant deaths: Searching for answers in Mississippi

The room was lined with baby after baby, and it was almost too warm for Keri Dykes to tolerate. She remembers squeezing between the incubators to see her son Jesse, who had been born only 25 weeks into her pregnancy. 

ISAF chief Gen. John Allen under investigation amid Petraeus probe

The spiraling scandal that took down former CIA Director David Petraeus has apparently ensnared another powerful general, as authorities announced that Gen.

Voice of Elmo on leave after denying 'underage conduct' with teen

The puppeteer who provides the voice of Elmo is on a leave of absence from Sesame Street after denying he had an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy.

Target's Black Friday to start at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day

Target announced Monday it will open at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving evening, the earliest it's ever started its Black Friday sales. Last year, Target opened at midnight on Thanksgiving night.