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Flush of a different kind lands poker player in jail, police say

One poker player gave new meaning to the saying "throwing money down the drain."

Bride gives special needs women the wedding of their dreams

At most weddings, the bride is the center of attention.

Russian ambassador says he's certain Olympics will be safe

 The Russian ambassador to the U.S. said Sunday he's "absolutely certain" the Olympic Games in Sochi next month will be safe from terrorist attacks. He pushed back against reports of a "black widow" threat.

10-year-old saves her grandfather after he has a stroke in the woods

A 10-year-old South Carolina girl is being called a hero for getting her grandfather home after he had a stroke in the woods.

Weather Channel-DirecTV blackout: No end in sight

 Nearly two weeks into the DirecTV blackout of the Weather Channel, it looks like there's no end in sight.

300 become ill on cruise ship

More than 300 people on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship have become ill during a voyage, the Centers for Disease Control said on its website.

WH adviser: Obama prepared to use bully pulpit

White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said President Barack Obama's plan to take more action in 2014-even without congressional approval-shouldn't be considered a threat to lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Police: Gunman in deadly mall attack identified as Darion Marcus Aguilar

The gunman who killed two workers Saturday at a Maryland mall was identified Sunday as Darion Marcus Aguilar, Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon said.

Michaels may have been hit by a security breach

Arts and crafts retailer, Michaels, has some bad news for customers. The company said today that it may have been hit by a security breach.