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Woman in custody in connection with body parts dumped along Michigan road

A 59-year-old woman has been taken into custody in connection with a case where human body parts were found in garbage bags dumped along a rural Michigan road.

Super Bowl forecast looks good

For a few days early last week, there was talk that the NFL might have to change its Super Bowl kickoff time by hours or even a day.

Jindal: Christie should stay RGA chair

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal expressed support Sunday for his New Jersey counterpart Chris Christie, telling CNN the New Jersey governor should keep his position as chairman of the Republican Governors Association.

Tennessee couple accused of imprisoning their adopted children in one room for months

A Tennessee couple is under arrest and facing allegations that they imprisoned their 'custodial adopted' children for months.

VIDEO: Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow this Groundhog Day

 Famed groundhog weather prognosticator Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Sunday morning at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, foretelling six more weeks of winter.

Calif. cops: Man pleads guilty to holding female relative as sex slave for 14 years

A 52-year-old California man has pleaded guilty to holding a female relative as a sex slave in his backyard shed for 14 years, beginning when she was barely a teenager, authorities said.

Prosecutors: Aaron Hernandez discussed killing in jailhouse calls

Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez used "coded messages" in jailhouse calls to discuss the killing of Odin Lloyd, Massachusetts prosecutors said in court papers.

Arizona woman accused of using feces in attempt to kill husband

 An Arizona woman is accused of injecting feces-laced fluid into her 66-year-old husband's IV as the couple was alone in his recovery room following his surgery, police said.

Obama renews vow to fight for working class

After a week in which he signed executive orders focused on bolstering the middle class, President Barack Obama repeated his State of the Union promise Saturday to act with or without Congress.

Shootings near two Michigan campuses; one student dead

Police in Michigan searched Saturday for suspects in two shootings near university campuses, including one that left a Michigan State student dead.