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Kerry 'taken aback' by James Foley's mother's reaction to handling of case

 The U.S. government Friday defended its handling of James Foley's case after the slain journalist's mother told CNN that officials suggested the family could be charged if they tried to raise money to free him.

Massachusetts town jarred by discovery of 3 dead infants in squalid home

A Massachusetts town along the banks of a river was jarred by a gruesome sight this week: three dead infants in a home so squalid, police officers had to search it in hazmat suits.

'Magic mushrooms' help smokers quit, and other studies you missed

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health.

I'm ready for my first triathlon

It has been just over eight months since I started this journey of training for my first triathlon. So much has happened to me, physically, mentally and spiritually.

Airlines show off their new flying colors

It's been a big week for makeovers in the world of aviation.

'Gilmore Girls' added to Netflix in October

Netflix has proverbially kissed "Gilmore Girls" fans in aisle 3. By the ant spray. (That's a good aisle.)

Elephants take over Hong Kong malls

Designer elephants have invaded Hong Kong's Pacific Place mall, attracting a stampede of photographers and tourists.

College forced to remove helmet cross honoring deceased teammates

Arkansas State University's plan to remove a cross from its football helmet is being met with criticism by the family of one student the cross was meant to honor.

IPhone 6 pre-orders crash Apple Store and iPhone 6 Plus sells out

The iPhone 6 became available for pre-order on Apple's online store Friday morning -- though "available" is a relative term.

Ferrari: We don't want to keep rich waiting

The growing ranks of the super rich don't like to wait around, especially when it comes to buying a Ferrari.