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Castro sentenced to life without parole, will never leave jail for any reason

Ariel Castro, 53, who pleaded guilty to kidnapping three women and holding them for 10 years, was sentenced on Thursday afternoon to life in prison without the possibilty of parole.

NFL does away with AFC, NFC Pro Bowl; replaces with player draft

National media reports have confirmed the National Football League announced on Wednesday, they are doing away with the traditional format of the Pro Bowl which places the AFC against the NFC.

Indiana bus crash kills pastor, pregnant wife, chaperone on teen trip

A youth pastor and his pregnant wife were among the three people killed when a bus overturned Saturday afternoon in Indiana, a deacon from the pastor's church said Sunday.

McCain honors passing of cellmate from Vietnam War

Retired Col. George "Bud" Day was the "bravest man I ever knew," Sen. John McCain said Sunday of the war hero with whom he shared a cell as a prisoner in North Vietnam.

Body of best man believed to be found after Hudson River crash

A body believed to be the second victim of a boating accident involving a wedding party was recovered in the Hudson River, authorities in Piermont, New York, said Sunday.

No bailout coming for Detroit, treasury secretary says

City employees and pensioners in Detroit shouldn't hold their breath for a federal bailout of their bankrupt city.

Bradley Manning: Whistle-blower or traitor? He awaits judge's verdict

 Is Pfc. Bradley Manning an idealist who became disillusioned by what was being done in Iraq and elsewhere in the name of U.S. national interests, as the attorney for the former Army intelligence analyst has argued?

Union launches ads using widely condemned words from congressman

A major union pushing for immigration reform will launch a new Spanish-language online ad campaign on Monday that highlights comments by Republican Rep.

Police: Robbers tell man, 'This is for Trayvon Martin'

 A weekend robbery in a racially diverse neighborhood of Washington may have been a hate crime, police said.

No explanation for Florida shooting rampage that leaves 7 dead

The 43-year-old gunman who set fire to his apartment in suburban Miami and then fatally shot six people in and around the building had given authorities no reason to believe anything was amiss until Friday night, police said Saturday.