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FBI: No arrests yet in scam targeting migrant kids

Officials say scammers are preying on relatives of unaccompanied young migrants being held at two U.S. military bases by conning them into paying nonexistent fees to be reunited with their loved ones.

July 26, 2014

Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife

A former Virginia governor once viewed as a rising national star in the Republican Party is going on trial and fighting to avoid federal prison.

July 26, 2014

No truce, but 12-hour lull in Gaza fighting begins

A 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire has begun to allow civilians in Gaza to receive aid and evacuate to safer areas.

July 26, 2014

Questions linger after missing teen returns home

Since her return last week to her New Hampshire home, 15-year-old Abigail Hernandez has been removed from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's website, and missing-person posters around her hometown have now been scrawled with "Found."

July 26, 2014

7th Circuit sets hearing on gay marriage ban

Lawyers will argue the constitutionality of gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin in about a month.

July 25, 2014

Women define trauma to share $190M Hopkins payout

Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health System. But they'll have to describe their trauma before seeing any money.

July 25, 2014

Fox's Jarrett pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

A Fox News weekend anchor has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct following a May arrest at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

July 25, 2014

Families urge resumption of adoptions from Congo

With the president of Congo coming to Washington for a U.S.-Africa summit, hundreds of frustrated American families are hoping he can be persuaded to lift a suspension that has stalled their efforts to adopt children from his troubled country for the past 10 months.

July 25, 2014

Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

A recent patrol with state troopers on the Rio Grande illustrates the challenges that as many as 1,000 National Guard troops will face along the Texas-Mexico border in deterring criminal activity.

July 25, 2014

US Sen. Joe Manchin sued by brother over loan

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is being sued by one of his brothers, who says the West Virginia Democrat and another brother never repaid a $1.7 million loan intended to keep the family's carpet business afloat.

July 25, 2014

W.Va. board suspends clinic operator's license

A West Virginia board has suspended the license of the operator of a pain management clinic where an investigation found syringes were being reused.

July 25, 2014

Lawyer: Claims of botched circumcision are untrue

Two doctors are denying claims by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during what was supposed to be a routine circumcision.

July 25, 2014

Cause sought for gunfight between patient, doctor

Authorities hope to learn if a psychiatrist had concerns about a patient who allegedly killed a case worker at a suburban Philadelphia hospital before the doctor pulled out his own gun to protect himself.

July 25, 2014

Wichita baby dies after being left in car

Police say a 10-month-old girl died after being left in a hot car outside a house in south Wichita.

July 25, 2014

Deliberations in Ventura trial to enter Day 4

The trial in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit will enter its fourth day of deliberations Friday.

July 25, 2014

Va. Gov. McAuliffe to tour tornado damage

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will tour a campground on the Eastern Shore where two people were killed and dozens were injured after a tornado hit.

July 25, 2014

Exoneration hearing set for convicted rapist

A North Dallas prosecutor is going to court to seek exoneration of a man who served 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to raping a 16-year-old girl.

July 25, 2014

Shooting at hospital near Philadelphia injures 3

Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.

July 24, 2014

Lou Gehrig's disease is rare, 1st US count finds

The government has issued its first national estimate for Lou Gehrig's disease, confirming the devastating disease is rare.

July 24, 2014

Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis.

July 24, 2014

Prosecutor: Man wanted to bomb Harvard University

A prosecutor says a Moroccan man made repeated statements about wanting to bomb Harvard University and Homeland Security offices in Hartford, Connecticut.

July 24, 2014

Dunkin' pushing cashiers to 'upsell' in afternoons

If an iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts is part of your afternoon routine, expect a nudge to buy a cookie or doughnut you didn't plan on.

July 24, 2014

State ends hunt for snake in New Jersey lake

Reports of a 16-foot-long exotic snake slithering around New Jersey's largest lake are apparently a suburban legend or the snake just isn't hungry.

July 24, 2014

United 1st US airline to resume flights to Israel

United Airlines will be the first U.S. carrier to resume flights to Israel after a two-day hiatus caused by combat in the Gaza Strip.

July 24, 2014

Naked thieves take burgers from SW Fla eatery

A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into a southwest Florida eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."

July 24, 2014

Heavy rain reported in area where plane disappeared

Officials say heavy rain has been reported in the area where a plane carrying 116 people disappeared from radar today over the African country of Mali. The Air Algerie flight was on its way from neighboring Burkina Faso to Algeria.

July 24, 2014

Man run over by own truck during road rage

A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

July 24, 2014

Obama to talk economy amid fundraising spree

President Barack Obama wraps up a three-day fundraising trip on the West Coast Thursday, devoting part of his day to promoting his economic agenda at a technical college.

July 24, 2014

Owner of missing plane operated by Air Algerie says 110 passengers and 6 crew were aboard

Owner of missing plane operated by Air Algerie says 110 passengers and 6 crew were aboard.

July 24, 2014

Ohio woman to be sentenced in slave labor case

A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years will be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.

July 24, 2014
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