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Father in toddler hot car death made chilling search

Police seized computers from the office of the father of a 22-month-old Georgia boy who died after being left for hours in a hot SUV and found an Internet search for "how long does it take for an animal to die in a hot car," a source

Former Reagan chief of staff, Sen. Howard Baker dies

Former U.S. Sen. Howard Baker, a one-time towering political figure in Washington who also served as a chief of staff to President Ronald Reagan, has died, his former spokesman said. He was 88.

Michigan boy, missing for 11 days, found safe in dad's basement

An 11-day search for a missing Michigan boy came to a bizarre conclusion Wednesday when he was discovered alive and well, hidden in the basement of his father's home in Detroit.

US advances to knockout stage following loss to Germany

Germany has beaten the United States 1-0 in their final World Cup group-stage match, but both will go through to the knockout stage.  

GM expects to recall 33,000 Chevrolet Cruzes

General Motors is expected to recall about 33,000 Chevrolet Cruze sedans for an airbag-related issue, spokesman Jim Cain said Thursday. The affected vehicles may have been equipped with an incorrect part.

US-Germany match to go on despite downpour

It's raining hard Thursday in Recife, Brazil, where the U.S. is set to face off against Germany in a crucial World Cup game. Yet the pivotal match will be played as scheduled, an official for soccer's governing body said.

In rare bipartisan achievement, Senate easily passes jobs bill

Talk about something you don't see very often anymore.

Boston transit police make first arrest under new law banning 'upskirting'

Four months after Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick signed a new law banning "upskirting," police have made their first arrest.

Parents should read aloud to infants every day, pediatricians say

It's hard to keep up with so many statistics about modern parenting, but here's one that floored me when I heard it a few years ago: By 4, children living in poverty hear 30 million fewer words than children in higher income households,

Louisiana family in mourning after finding cat cut in half

It's a crime that's hard to believe and it happened right here in our own backyard. A family pet, intentionally killed, and it's gruesome.