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Inmate charged with kidnapping, rape for incident involving correctional officer

An officer at the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center was held captive by an inmate and sexually assaulted, officials say.

Truckers from across nation driving to D.C. in support of Constitution

A group of truckers from across the United States is organzing a rally to head to Washington, D.C., in support of the United States Constitution.

Man arrested on murder charges after throwing baby across room

A 24-year-old man is behind bars after he confessed to throwing a 13-month-old baby across the room, causing fatal injuries.

Drew Brees racks up 9th straight game of 300 passing yards in Saints victory over Dolphins

New Orleans Saints quarterback, Drew Brees, had his ninth straight game of 300 passing yards, Monday night against the Miami Dolphins.

Office of Management and Budget Director orders federal agencies to begin shutting down

The Office of Management and Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell ordered federal agencies to start shutting down.

Brace yourself, Mom: We're back

Yes, I'm a boomer parent. But I missed the cutoff for being an aging hipster boomer -- one who is groovy, laid back and accepts life holistically. My road is split between the hippie and the "me" generation boomer.

'Bridget Jones's Diary' shocker: Key character dies in latest novel

Helen Fielding's latest novel on Bridget Jones isn't even out yet and it's already reportedly a shocker.

Jurors resume work in Michael Jackson death trial

A high school football coach is leading the jurors who will decide if a concert promoter is liable in the death of Michael Jackson.

Stocks shrug off shutdown

Congress failed to pass a budget and triggered a government shutdown for the first time in nearly two decades Tuesday. But Wall Street took Washington's latest breakdown in stride.

National Bullying Prevention Month

Schools, organizations and communities are coming together in October to fight against bullying which is a form of abuse. It's a problem in schools, workplace and in the home.