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Talk of 'cure' at historic AIDS conference

This week, the world's largest gathering of AIDS doctors and experts is converging on Washington for the 19th International AIDS Conference. It marks the first time in 22 years that the biannual event will be held on U.S.

Michael Jackson's mom reported 'missing' in ongoing family dispute

Paris Jackson waited at home Sunday, hoping for a phone call from her grandmother, the woman who has cared for her since her father, Michael Jackson, died three years ago.

NCAA gives Penn State 'stark wake-up call' with $60 million fine

Saying it is "a stark wake-up call to everyone involved in college sports," the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced a $60 million fine against Penn State University on Monday and took away 14 seasons of football victori

National Vanilla Ice Cream Day

Ice is back with a brand new ... food holiday. July 23 is National Vanilla Ice Cream Day! Vanilla has historically been the favorite ice cream flavor of Americans.

Doctors write a prescription for fresh produce

(CNN) -- Bad cholesterol, depression, high blood pressure; these are all conditions that often prompt a trip to the pharmacy. But now, physicians are administering a different treatment entirely: produce.

South Sudan marathoner is an Olympian without a country

Even though he will not compete in the London Olympics under his country's flag, South Sudan native Guor Marial basks with pride as the first athlete from the world's youngest nation in the global arena.

Colorado shooting suspect makes first court appearance

The man accused of opening fire in a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, is set to make his first court appearance Monday, giving the public its first look at the suspect since his arrest in an attack that authorities say was planned mon

Gunman turns Batman screening into real-life 'horror film'

The man suspected of shooting up an Aurora, Colorado movie theater screening the new Batman film early Friday, killing 12 and wounding 59, also left his apartment rigged with traps, police said.

BR native shot in Colorado movie theater massacre

A friend of the family has told NBC33 News a Baton Rouge woman was shot in last night's movie theater shooting in Colorado. Bonnie Kate Pourciau, 18, was shot in the knee, but survived.

Sylvia Woods, queen of soul food, dies at 86

Legendary restaurateur Sylvia Woods, known internationally as the Queen of Soul Food, passed away on Thursday, according to a statement issued by her family. She was 86.