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Florida man dies after winning roach-eating contest

A 32 year old man downed dozens of roaches and worms to win a python at a Florida reptile store, then collapsed and died outside minutes later.

Facebook reaches one billion users

It's finally happened: Facebook exceeded 1 billion users. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday that his social media site had hit the milestone.

The new American job: part-time?

Michelle Asci dreamed of capturing life through her camera lens. Asci had her sights set on being a photographer as she graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree from Georgia State University in December.

Supersonic dive from edge of space put on hold

A skydiver's historic free-fall from the edge of space was put on hold Tuesday morning amid concerns about the weather, raising the possibility that it could be put off to another day.

Jerry Sandusky proclaims his innocence ahead of sentencing

Convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky may face up to life in prison when he is sentenced Tuesday morning for sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period.

Poll: Romney and Obama tied after first debate

A new national poll suggests Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney got a bounce out of last week's first presidential debate.

Number of rare fungal meningitis cases leaps to 91

The number of people who have contracted a noncontagious form of meningitis linked to contaminated steroid injections soared to 91 Sunday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Justices to re-examine use of race in college admissions

Heman Marion Sweatt and Abigail Noel Fisher both wanted to attend the University of Texas at Austin.

New York's Columbus Statue gets its own apartment

The Columbus Day holiday is usually observed with a smattering of parades in a few cities and discount sales from retailers. But this year, people in New York will observe the man who discovered America, up close and personal.

Peanut, other nut butter recall expanded

If you were checking the peanut butter in your pantry after a large recall was announced a couple of weeks ago, you may want to take another peek. More products are being recalled.