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False threat charge against man accused of Boston bomb hoax dropped

A charge of making a false bomb threat has been dropped against a man who carried a backpack containing a rice cooker near a crowd marking the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings in April, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Twelve-year-old stabbing case: When can kids understand reality vs. fantasy?

The case of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing their friend multiple times to impress a fictitious Internet bogeyman raises so many questions for parents: How can we be sure our children can truly separate reality from fantasy?

25th anniversary of Tiananmen Square crackdown

SHANGHAI, China (CNN) — In between sipping drinks and reminiscing about bygone times at a recent reunion of my high school class, old friends curious about foreign news media's coverage on China asked what stories I was working on.

Casey Kasem hospitalized as feud between wife, daughter continues

The bitter family dispute over the care of renowned radio announcer Casey Kasem got more bizarre Sunday.

Brad Pitt speaks out on attacker

Brad Pitt has a warning for his accused attacker, Vitalii Sediuk: "If he tries to look up a woman's dress again, he's going to get stomped."

'Inflatables aren't baby sitters': How to keep kids safe in bounce houses

If you have children, you know bounce houses (or bouncy houses, as we call them at home) are about as universally loved by kids as ice cream cones on a summer day and gobs of candy on Halloween.

Facebook pressed to return money from ads promoting Syrian President's page

 Facebook is facing pressure to return money it accepted to run ads promoting its page for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's presidential campaign.

Senator: White House apologized for not notifying Congress of prisoner swap

A top White House national security official called that chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Monday night and apologized for not providing Congress with 30 days' notice, as is required by law, before transferring five Guantanamo d

Casey Kasem hospitalized as feud between wife, daughter continues

The bitter family dispute over the care of renowned radio announcer Casey Kasem got more bizarre Sunday.

Brad Pitt speaks out on attacker

Brad Pitt has a warning for his accused attacker, Vitalii Sediuk: "If he tries to look up a woman's dress again, he's going to get stomped."