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Serena Williams smashes her way into U.S. Open semifinals

Serena Williams underlined her status as the overwhelming favorite for the women's U.S. Open title with a crushing "double bagel" win over Carla Suarez Navarro in the quarterfinals of the New York grand slam.

Former dance studio owners charged with child molestation

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington says former husband and wife owners of a local dance studio have been arrested on multiple counts of molestation of one of their students.

Polls: Should U.S. launch strikes against Syria?

Two new national polls indicate the same thing: More Americans oppose rather than favor U.S. military strikes against Syria.

Obama: Red line on Syria is the world's, not his

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the red line he outlined last year regarding Syria's use of chemical weapons came from international treaties and past congressional action, and now it is time for the international community to ma

Serena Williams smashes her way into U.S. Open semifinals

Serena Williams underlined her status as the overwhelming favorite for the women's U.S. Open title with a crushing "double bagel" win over Carla Suarez Navarro in the quarterfinals of the New York grand slam.

Pledge of Allegiance Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about The Pledge of Allegiance, a promise of loyalty to the United States.

Cleveland kidnapper, Ariel Castro, found dead in jail cell

Ariel Castro who was sentenced to life plus 1,000 years for kidnapping, raping and holding captive three women for years was found hanging in his prison cell Tuesday night, authorities told CNN affiliate WOIO.

USDA has $12 million for microentrepreneur grants, loans

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of loan and grant funds to support rural microentrepreneurs and microenterprises.

Israel: Missile test-fired in Mediterranean

Israel and the United States test-fired an "experimental" missile Tuesday morning in the Mediterranean Sea, the Israel Defense Ministry said.

David Frost, veteran British broadcaster, dies at 74

Veteran British broadcaster David Frost, best known for his series of interviews with disgraced U.S. President Richard Nixon, has died. He was 74.