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Feds: Store owner plotted to send jihadists to Syria, kill U.S. troops himself

A man who owns an upstate New York food store funded ISIS, tried to send jihadists to Syria to fight with the terrorist group and plotted to do some killing himself -- by gunning down U.S.

Source: Joan Rivers' doctor took selfie, began biopsy before her cardiac arrest

The cardiac arrest leading to Joan Rivers' death happened as the comedian's personal doctor began performing a biopsy on her vocal cords, a source close to the death investigation told CNN.

Witness talks about seeing a severed head in man's trash

A Memphis man who went to police after he saw a severed head in man's backyard says it's an image he can't forget.

Funeral home offers drive-thru visitation

Most people these days lead very busy lives. That's one reason owners of a local funeral home decided to make saying your final goodbyes a little more convenient.

Wildfires threaten thousands in Northern California

Wildfires raced across Northern California overnight, charring at least 9,000 acres and forcing thousands from their homes, fire officials said.

Man foils intruder, then likely saves his life

Out on the curb in front of a Port St. Lucie home on Penrose Avenue are pieces of car, shards of glass with dried blood and a broken bed frame. They are all reminders of a scary night for Allen Harral and his family.

Boeing, Space X land NASA contracts

Boeing and SpaceX have been awarded NASA contracts to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station, the agency announced Tuesday.

What's it like to feed the most powerful man in the world?

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen -- or so the saying goes.

Why you crave pumpkin flavors in the Fall

The Wall Street Journal labeled it a "Halloween horror story." The Internet called it something else: a "pumpkin panic."

To spank or not spank? Answer depends on who you are, where you live and if your parents did

The indictment of NFL star Adrian Peterson on child abuse charges has led to a robust debate about whether hitting, spanking or any other form of corporal punishment is justified and effective in dealing with children.