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84-year-old nun sentenced to 35 months in prison

An 84-year-old nun was sentenced to 35 months in prison Tuesday for breaking into a nuclear facility, her lawyer said.

Kerry to raise possibility of sanctions against Ukraine, official says

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will raise the possibility of sanctions against the Ukrainian government in remarks in Paris later Wednesday, a senior administration official said.

West Virginia governor asks feds for further water studies

Is it really safe? West Virginia's governor is asking federal authorities to do further studies on the state's water after last month's chemical spill near Charleston.

Florida 'loud music' trial juror: 'I believed he was guilty'

One of the jurors who convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder after he fired into an SUV during a fatal argument believes he should have been convicted of first-degree murder.

Spanking bill in Kansas sparks controversy

A Kansas state lawmaker says a bill she's introduced that would give school teachers and caregivers expanded rights to spank children is not "intended to legalize child abuse."

Select Hot Pockets recalled

Nestlé USA’s Prepared Foods Division today announced the voluntary recall of HOT POCKETS® brand Philly Steak and Cheese in three different pack sizes and HOT POCKETS® brand Croissant Crust Philly Steak and Cheese, in the tw

Controversial National Guard funeral photos spark controversy

A member of the Wisconsin National Guard is at the center of controversy after a show of poor judgment on social media. Now, some of her photos have led to a military investigation.

Young boy who says he doesn't want a birthday party because he has no friends gains millions on social media

A Michigan mom has taken to social media after her young son said he did not want to have a birthday party because he had no friends.

Christie back in campaign spotlight

He's dealing with major controversies in his home state of New Jersey, but nationally Gov. Chris Christie remains one of the GOP's most potent rainmakers.

Obama taking next step in truck fuel efficiency

The Obama administration will take the next step on Tuesday in its multi-year effort to cut emissions and reduce oil use by getting even better fuel economy from trucks.