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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.

Carbon tax gets unusual support

Calls for a carbon tax on fossil fuels like gasoline and coal are coming from a surprising quarter these days -- Republicans.

Church refuses to marry black couple in Mississippi

Those are words an African-American couple used to describe how they felt when they were forced to change the venue of their wedding because of their race.

Conrad Murray seeks new test in Michael Jackson's death

Conrad Murray wants a key piece of evidence tested which his lawyers argue could prove Michael Jackson injected himself with the drug that killed him.

Republicans slam Obama after GDP report

A report showing U.S. economic growth slowing over the past three months provided ammunition for Republicans Thursday, who pinned responsibility for a weak economy squarely on President Barack Obama.

Florida's Space Coast seeks to reinvent itself

As John Bundy loads his red commercial lawn mower into a flatbed trailer, it's hard to believe he used to manage a team of NASA shuttle workers.

How all your iPhone apps could be hacked at once

The iPhone's baked-in security has improved dramatically over the past few years, which is great for Apple fans. In a weird way, it's good for hackers too.

Storms knock out power as they rip through Northeast

Storms ripped through the Northeast, killing at least two people as they unleashed strong winds and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers.

Startup Fab says thanks, Facebook!

Ahead of Facebook's earnings report, everyone is asking the same question: will the company be able to deliver on the advertising front? One company says the social media giant already has.