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New health care benefits for women begin

New health care benefits kick in Wednesday requiring coverage of preventive services and screenings largely affecting women -- another facet of the Obama administration's controversial health care law.

Zimmerman judge says he won't step aside

The Florida judge presiding over the murder case against a former neighborhood watch volunteer who killed an unarmed teenager refused a defense request to step aside Wednesday.

Eat Mor Chikin: Chick-Fil-A's stance on same-sex marriage faces test

The row over same-sex marriage could see thousands of Christians flocking to Chick-fil-A on Wednesday, while same-sex couples will turn up at the fast-food chain Friday for public displays of affection.

Are you poor if you have a flat-screen TV?

Can you really be poor if you own a flat-screen TV ... or two? Depends on whom you ask.

Woman who kidnapped baby 25 years ago sentenced to 12 years in prison

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A woman who admitted to stealing a 19-day-old infant from a Manhattan hospital in 1987 was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison.

Could the Ebola outbreak spread to the US?

Fourteen people have died so far from the Ebola outbreak that began earlier this month in Western Uganda.

Man injured off Massachusetts shore; authorities suspect shark bite

A man who suffered lacerations to his legs while in the water at a Massachusetts beach Monday apparently was bitten by a shark, authorities said.

Colorado movie shooting suspect charged with murder

Colorado movie shooting suspect James Holmes was charged Monday with 24 counts of first-degree murder -- two counts for each of the 12 people killed in the shooting.

Murder trial of Drew Peterson to kick off with opening statements

Eight and a half years after his third wife was found dead in a bathtub, the murder trial of former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson is set to begin in earnest with opening statements Tuesday.

National Cheesecake Day!

What do cheesecake and the Olympics have in common? The answer might surprise you.