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Ferocious storms kill 5, leave about 300,000 without power

A rash of severe weather pummeled several eastern states Tuesday, killing at least five people and leaving about 300,000 people in the dark.

Justin Bieber faces misdemeanor vandalism charge in egging case

Pop star Justin Bieber will be charged Wednesday with a misdemeanor count of vandalism in connection with a January incident in which he allegedly tossed eggs at his neighbor's home, the Los Angeles district attorney said.

Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin sentenced to 10 years

U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan sentenced former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to 10 years on Wednesday.

Toddler hot car death: Father apparently wrote 'I'm harmless' on Skout profile

Justin Ross Harris apparently called himself RJ on a social media personal networking site through which he met a woman that police say he was messaging on the day his son was dying in a hot SUV outside his office building.

Police: N.C. grandfather shoots son, grandson fires back

 A 84-year-old man shoots his son. So what does his grandson do, according to authorities, in his own father's defense? Shoot -- fatally, it turns out -- his grandfather.

Post-coffee workout may help with weight loss

Drinking coffee before a workout can help burn more calories. That's the conclusion of a study published in The International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise.

World's 10 most romantic movie locations

 Get ready to pucker up -- to celebrate National Kissing Day on July 6, travel deals website Travelzoo has released a list of the world's top 10 romantic movie locations.

Kill switch: breeding kamikaze mosquitoes

The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is just two to three millimeters long but its impact is devastating. Of the thousands of mosquito species, this one bears primary responsibility for one of the world's deadliest and fastest growing diseases.

President Obama seeks $3.7 billion for immigration emergency

President Barack Obama cares, the White House insisted Tuesday in asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to better respond to the influx of immigrants illegally crossing the border into Texas.

'Harry Potter' returns in a J.K. Rowling short story

"Harry Potter" is back, albeit briefly. J.K. Rowling has posted a short story on her "Pottermore" site which gives a glimpse into the life of a 30-something Potter.