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Teen pleads 'not guilty' to brutal rape, murder of math teacher

Philip Chism, 14, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to murder, aggravated rape and robbery charges in connection with the killing of his high school math teacher, Colleen Ritzer.

Actor Paul Walker died of traumatic and thermal injuries, Los Angeles County coroner's office says

Autopsies have determined the official causes of death for Paul Walker and Roger Rodas.

Merriam-Webster's 2013 word of the year is ... science, not 'selfie'

Sorry, folks. Merriam-Webster's word of the year is not "selfie." And twerk is nowhere on the list, either.

CDC: 6% of teens take psychotropic drugs

The debate around adolescents and psychotropic drug use may be quieted -- ever so slightly -- by new data.

Bill Beckwith, co-host of HGTV's 'Curb Appeal,' killed in crash

Bill Beckwith, whose regular appearances as a carpenter on the HGTV home-improvement show "Curb Appeal" attracted legions of fans, has died in a motorcycle crash in San Francisco. He was 38.

Universal plans donation to Paul Walker's charity

"Fast & Furious 6" studio Universal is doing its part to honor Paul Walker's memory.

POLL: 81% favor repealing, changing Health Care Law

According to a new Rasmussen poll, voters overwhelmingly want to chang

REPORT: Woman murdered over Alabama loss to Auburn

Friends and family are in mourning after a woman was killed in Alabama following an Iron Bowl party.

Sophia, Jackson reign supreme as 2013's top baby names

The website for top baby names, Babycenter.com, has announced their list for the top baby names for 2013.

Official: White House to push benefits of Obamacare, PR offensive on the way

Battered by two months of bad publicity over the Obamacare website, the White House is going on the offensive to tout what it sees as the benefits of the President's signature healthcare plan, a White House official told CNN.