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Alex Trebek sets record for hosting

What is a new record for hosting a single show, Alex? "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek should be giving that answer himself -- since he's the man who set the record.

Source: Prosecutor to announce egging charge against Justin Bieber

"Today is the day" a Los Angeles prosecutor will charge Justin Bieber with vandalism in the egging of his neighbor's mansion, a source involved in the case told CNN on Monday.

Louisiana law enforcement wrangles 8-foot long alligator

On Sunday, the DeSoto Parish Sheriff's Office was called out to catch an unusual suspect, an alligator.

KFC restaurant accused of kicking out girl, 3, scarred in pit bull attack

The outrage came hard and fast after a 3-year-old girl badly scarred and wearing an eye patch because of a pit bull attack was apparently asked to leave a KFC restaurant because her appearance upset other customers.

Tony Gwynn, 'Mr. Padre' dies at age 54

The San Diego Padres have confirmed on Twitter that Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died.

Supreme Court rules against handgun 'straw purchase'

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Virginia man who made a "straw purchase" of a handgun on behalf of his uncle in another state.

Civil War re-enactment cannon explosion sends children to the hospital

What was supposed to be a celebratory lesson in American history has sent three children to the hospital.

Pop music star Kelly Clarkson gives birth to girl

Miss Independent now has her own Little Miss on her hands. Pop music star Kelly Clarkson announced the birth of her daughter, River Rose Blackstock, Saturday on Twitter.

Army general tapped to investigate how, why Bowe Bergdahl left base

The U.S. Army has appointed a two-star general to investigate how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left his base in Afghanistan, resulting in his capture, a senior defense official said Saturday.

Report: After two years of decline, law enforcement deaths rise sharply

About 40% more law enforcement officers have died on duty in the first five and a half months of 2014 than in the same period a year ago, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said Sunday.