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2 arrested after children found home alone with no water, food, electricity

Bossier City police arrested a mother and father over the weekend after they left two of their minor children by themselves for several hours overnight in their home with no electricity, food or running water.

Man arrested for allegedly raping 3-year-old girl, giving her gonorrhea

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's office has arrested a man that allegedly gave a three-year-old girl gonorrhea.

VIDEO: Mother building playground for disabled children

A Louisiana mother has made it her mission to build a park accessible to children with disabilities. She's inspired by her 20-month-old son who has been diagnosed with a rare condition.

Bill Bryson changes course for 'One Summer'

A heavily publicized murder trial. A horrific school bombing. A parade of con artists, legendary athletes, industrialists and anarchists, radiant movie stars and wearisome politicians. And, soaring over all, Charles Lindbergh.

Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis expecting first child

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are growing their family. The couple, who announced their engagement in January, are expecting their first child together, a rep for Wilde confirmed to CNN.

Southwest plane returns to Nashville after striking birds

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency return to Tennessee's Nashville International Airport on Monday morning because it hit several birds during takeoff, the airline said.

House Rematch in Massachusetts?

The Massachusetts Republican state Senator who narrowly lost his bid last year to unseat Democratic Rep. John Tierney is planning another go at the state's sixth Congressional District.

Storm cuts power for 220,000 homes in Britain; 2 dead, 1 missing

A major Atlantic storm pummeled southern England early Monday, knocking out power for about 220,000 homes and blocking roads and railways with fallen trees.

Lou Reed, rock legend, dies at 71

Lou Reed, who took rock 'n' roll into dark corners as a songwriter, vocalist and guitarist for the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist, died Sunday, his publicist said. He was 71.

GOP senator: Sebelius the 'laughingstock of America'

It appears Republican Sen. John Barrasso is a loyal viewer of "Saturday Night Live."