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Concern over generic painkillers mounts

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy recently sent an alert to law enforcement, particularly along the Canadian border, warning them that Canada had approved non-abuse resistant generic versions of oxycodone, the active ingred

Tearful parents in shock after school shooting

The sound of gunfire, confusion, a lockdown and then an evacuation.

Celebrating Chrismukkah: Shalom stockings and Hanukkah bushes

Rebecca and Roni Kopelman have been celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah since they got together in 2006, building the foundations of an interfaith household.

Shooter reported dead at Connecticut elementary school

At least 26 people died Friday in a school shooting in Newtown Connecticut, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN.

Michigan cousins go after crayfish, hook a mastodon

An 11-year-old from Michigan said he is going to really wow his schoolmates Friday with the "coolest" show-and-tell item anyone's ever brought to the sixth grade.

John McAfee says he faked heart attack to avoid deportation to Belize

American technology pioneer John McAfee said he faked a heart attack while detained in Guatemala to buy time for his attorney to file a series of appeals that ultimately prevented his deportation to Belize, hastening the government's decisi

Justin Bieber's murder, castration plotted, police say

A New Mexico inmate, an ex-convict on probation and his nephew are under investigation for plotting to castrate and murder pop singer Justin Bieber, police said Thursday.

Shoppers set to return to Oregon mall days after fatal shooting

For three days, Clackamas Town Center has been a crime scene. On Friday, it will be a shopping mall, once again.

Retail sales bounce back

November retail sales rebounded in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, helped by a strong and early start to the holiday shopping season, according to the latest government economic reading.

Cybersecurity firm says fraud campaign is set to target banks next spring

Some of the nation's biggest banks are at risk of a massive cyber attack next year that could potentially siphon funds from unsuspecting customers, according to a leading digital security firm.