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Police: Kids, left alone, die in house fire while mother is out getting hair done

Two children, left alone in their Louisiana home, were killed in a house fire while their mother was out getting her hair styled at a salon, authorities said.

Man freed by DNA evidence after 20 years dies a year later

When Sharrif Wilson was released after being wrongfully imprisoned for more than 20 years, he couldn't wait to have a hot slice of New York pizza.

Seattle dog rides public transit by itself

Public transportation in any city almost always attracts an assortment of characters, but a hairy bus rider that roams the aisle on all fours and licks the seats might be a little much for even the most open-minded commuters.

Macklemore 'pops some trash' on Sesame Street

One man's trash is another puppet's treasure.

Facebook to send Amber Alerts

Facebook will begin sending Amber Alerts in an effort to help find missing children.

Vietnam vet loses clemency appeal in death penalty case

Georgia has denied clemency for Andrew Brannan, 66, a decorated Vietnam War veteran convicted of murdering a 22-year-old sheriff's deputy in 1998. Brannan's execution is scheduled for Tuesday evening.

9-year-old boy arrested after allegedly stealing gum

Police in Idaho arrested a 9-year-old boy who failed to appear in court. His crime, they say? Stealing a pack of gum.

Texas FedEx driver caught on surveillance stealing family's dogs

Armando and Erica Correa were overwhelmed with joy and relief when their two missing puppies -- Sheila and Bruno -- returned home happy and healthy...after the family says they were stolen.

Facebook 'likes' predict your personality

  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- You think no one knows you better than your family and friends? Wrong.

How to properly put your baby to sleep

Do you know the best and safest way to get your baby to sleep? We've got some ways to start some healthy sleeping habits.