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Report: DEA agent made prostitute arrangement for Secret Service agent

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent stationed in Cartagena, Colombia, arranged for a prostitute to have an encounter with a U.S.

More rain for flooded parts of Louisiana

As water levels already at or above flood stage continue rising in rivers in southwestern Louisiana, the weather forecast says more rain is on the way.

Planned Parenthood seeks injunction in Texas funding law

Planned Parenthood in Texas heads to federal court Friday, looking for a temporary injunction that would allow it to take part in the state's revamped Women's Health Program.

Panicked onlookers dial 911 after mistaking dog for 'baby lion'

A coiffed pooch mistaken for a lion's cub is causing quite an uproar in Virginia. Charles the dog was frolicking down the streets in Norfolk, minding his own business, when panicked passers-by started calling 911.

Troops to get pay denied under 'don't ask don't tell'

A group of former service members who left the military because of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy will get the full separation pay they were denied, according to a recent $2.4 million court settlement.

How the NRA wields its influence

No new gun laws. The National Rifle Association has made its position clear, even amid America's most recent gun debate. It says enforce the gun laws already on the books.

Sandusky appeals sex abuse conviction

Jerry Sandusky gets a shot at regaining some of his freedom Thursday, when his lawyers launch an appeal to reverse his conviction on multiple counts of child sex abuse.

Clinton 'thrilled to be back' after illness

Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she's "thrilled to be back" after an illness, concussion and treatment for a blood clot sidelined her for more than three weeks.

Prosecutor in theater shooting: 'He intended to kill them all'

 Two weeks before a bloody shooting rampage that killed 12 people at an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater, suspect James Holmes apparently visited the cinema and took photographs of hallways and doors, a police detective testified on Wednesd

Baseball's 'call to the bullpen' goes wireless

Major League Baseball, a sport that loves clinging to outdated traditions, is about to embrace modern technology for one of its most frequently use tools -- at least for teams with lousy pitching.