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Police: Couple ran strip club in home; abused, beat their adopted kids

It started with a dead body on the front yard of a Southern California home.

September has record high temperatures

September's weather is one for the record books in the U.S. Last month tied for the warmest September on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Jennifer Aniston tears up talking engagement

Maybe it was because she was chatting with pal Chelsea Handler, but Jennifer Aniston couldn't help getting a little emotional on "Chelsea Lately" Monday.

Get a whiff of Brad Pitt's Chanel No. 5 commercial

The one thing "inevitable" about Chanel No. 5's ad campaign starring Brad Pitt was the reaction.

Sports Illustrated investigates Tyrann Mathieu's rise and fall

Sports Illustrated Senior Writers Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel get inside the world of former LSU defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, one of college football’s most exciting players last season who was kicked off the team in August for multipl

Mercier: 'U.S. Postal doping predates Armstrong'

The systematic use of performance enhancing substances within Lance Armstrong's former U.S. Postal Service team has been detailed by one cyclist who resisted the temptation to dope.

Move over Tatooine! Amateur astronomers discover new planet with four suns

Thirty five years ago, a scene in the first "Star Wars" film captivated movie-goers: Luke Skywalker peering across the landscape of Tatooine -- a desert planet dominated by a pair of setting suns.

Pirate costumes seized due to high levels of lead

Authorities have seized more than 1,000 pirate costumes made in China and destined for sale in Washington state because they contained high levels of lead, officials said.

Social Security benefits up 1.7% next year

Social Security benefits will rise by 1.7% next year to help retirees deal with higher prices, the government announced Tuesday.

Romney tax plan: Two big unknowns

The nature of campaigning is to make promises. The nature of governing makes it hard to keep all those promises. And so do unforeseen events, like recessions.