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Life sentence closes oldest cold case

Fifty-five years after Maria Ridulph vanished from a small-town street corner while playing in the snow, a former neighbor was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and killing the brown-eyed second grader.

'Choose Life' license plates ruled unconstitutional in North Carolina

A federal judge ruled that North Carolina's new "Choose Life" license plates are unconstitutional because the state does not offer a pro-choice alternative.

Three Mexican brothers extradited to U.S. to face 25 counts linked to sex trafficking

Two Mexican brothers have been extradited to the United States to join a third brother to face sex trafficking charges in New York as part of a complex collaborative effort to combat human trafficking, federal officials said Monday.

Bodies identified as missing Iowa cousins

Relatives of 10 year old Lyric Cook and 8 year old Elizabeth Collins got news Monday that no family wants.

Mandela doing 'very well' in hospital

Nelson Mandela, the global icon and former South African leader, is doing "very, very well" and continues to be treated at a Pretoria hospital, officials said Monday.

Radio personalities apologize for prank call to duchess's hospital

The two Australian radio personalities who made the prank phone call to a British hospital where the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge was admitted expressed deep remorse Monday for making the call, which led to the apparent suicide of a nurse who

Favorite tax deductions of the rich

The wealthy could see their tax burden go up by an average of $14,000 if lawmakers limit itemized deductions as part of a fiscal cliff deal.

Cowboys' player out on bail after arrest in crash that killed teammate

Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was released from jail on $500,000 bond Sunday -- around the time his team pulled off an emotional, last-second win -- after his arrest in the fiery weekend car crash that killed his teammate.

George Zimmerman sues NBC Universal over edited 911 call

George Zimmerman, charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old Florida boy, sued NBC Universal on Thursday for using "the oldest form of yellow journalism" by editing an audio tape of his 911 call to make him sound racist, the lawsu

Photographer says death photo was attempt to alert subway driver

The photographer who took the picture of a man about to be fatally struck by a New York subway car said Thursday that he did so in a desperate attempt to alert the driver of the train to stop.