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IRS on defense over employee dance video

A newly obtained video has the IRS running damage control on a new front, as the embattled agency prepares for the release next week of an inspector general report that will be critical of how money was spent on staff conferences.

In El Reno, a tornado 'looking at us dead in the eye'

David Stottlemyre was inside an oil field repair shop in El Reno, Oklahoma, when he saw a tornado "looking at us dead in the eye." The lifelong Oklahoman said he and two coworkers stayed inside as the building took a direct hit -- the

Man fires gun, rapes two women at Baton Rouge hotel

A Baton Rouge man was arrested for allegedly firing a handgun multiple times in a hotel. He’s also accused of robbing and raping two women he went there to meet.

SWEPCO warns of phone scam

Southwestern Electric Power Company is alerting customers in its service area to a telephone scam involving demand of payment by prepaid money cards to avoid disconnection of service.

Arizona mom freed from Mexican jail 'screamed' for joy

An American woman who was released from a Mexican jail cried out for joy when she crossed the border into Arizona. "I'm home! Finally!" Yanira Maldonado exclaimed.

Attorney: Boy, 12, pleads not guilty to killing 8-year-old sister

A 12-year-old accused with stabbing to death his 8-year-old sister at their Northern California home pleaded not guilty on Wednesday during an appearance in a Calaveras County juvenile court, his attorney told CNN.

Attorney: Boy, 12, pleads not guilty to killing 8-year-old sister

A 12-year-old accused with stabbing to death his 8-year-old sister at their Northern California home pleaded not guilty on Wednesday during an appearance in a Calaveras County juvenile court, his attorney told CNN.

$1 billion in cocaine intercepted en route to US

Authorities intercepted two speedboats -- sinking one -- and recovered about 13,000 pounds of cocaine worth almost $1 billion. Indeed, that's billion with a B.

President Obama, NYC Mayor Bloomberg get suspicious letters

A suspicious letter addressed to President Barack Obama intercepted Thursday in the Washington area appears to be connected to possibly poison-laced notes sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and an anti-illegal-gun group he founded, a law

Mystery surrounds death of former star quarterback in Michigan woods

Sometime Sunday, onetime college football standout Cullen Finnerty called his family from a fishing trip to say he was nervous. He wanted off the river.