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Charges to be dropped against AZ mom who left kids in hot car

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says he'll dismiss child abuse charges against an Arizona mother accused of leaving her children in a hot car while she interviewed for a job.

American student aboard Malaysia Airlines flight shot down

An Indiana University student was one of the passengers aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down Thursday in eastern Ukraine, leaving no survivors.

Mom accused of using salt to kill son no shows pretrial conference

 A New York mother accused of poisoning her 5-year-old with salt to gain attention and sympathy was a no-show Wednesday at a pretrial conference where her defense was given an additional month for evidence discovery in the case.

Cory Monteith's mom opens up on loss

The mother of late "Glee" actor Cory Monteith has opened up for the first time about the death of her son.

Jason Biggs stirs controversy over Malaysia Airlines tweet

For most of the day, Jason Biggs wasn't letting the Twitterverse judge whether his sarcastic quip about the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash was funny.

Apparently This Matters: Facebook bracelets at Tomorrowland

For several months in 2003, I did the whole European backpacker thing. Which is to say I've seen nearly every cathedral within 1,000 square miles of the Danube. "Are we cultured yet?"

Tim McGraw rep: He swatted fan to save his pants

Tim McGraw "instinctively swatted" at a fan who refused to let go of his leg during the finale of an Atlanta concert last week, a rep said.

U.S. business publication, Forbes, sold to Asian investors

Forbes, the iconic U.S. business publication that follows the rich and powerful, is being sold to a group of Asian investors.

Firefighter obesity a big problem

The need for firefighters to be fit seems obvious: A fire ax weighs around 20 pounds and an oxygen tank can be up to 50.

Israel launches ground operation into Gaza

  The Israeli military launched a ground operation into Gaza late Thursday, the government said.