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Returning Nathan's hot dog eating champs keep their titles

Two competitive eating champions defended their title Thursday at New York's annual Independence Day hot dog eating competition.

16-year-old tries to kill man with a machete; has history with gang activity

A California teen who recently moved to Slidell is now facing attempted murder charges. Police say he used the rusty machete pictured above against his brother’s friend.

Obama to delay portion of ACA until 2015

Over the past several months, the Administration has been engaging in a dialogue with businesses - many of which already provide health coverage for their workers - about the new employer and insurer reporting requirements under the Affordable

Deaths from prescription painkiller overdoses rise sharply among women

"Prescription painkiller deaths have skyrocketed in women (6,600 in 2010), four times as many as died from cocaine and heroin combined,” said CDC Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Police shoot man threatening to stab little girl

Imagine going shopping with your children at a local supermarket and then suddenly having your child plucked right out of the shopping cart and held hostage. That's exactly what dramatic video of a deadly stand-off shows.

A-Rod cleared to begin rehab assignment

The New York Yankees have announced third basemen, Alex Rodriguez, 37, has officially been cleared to begin his rehab assignment. A-Rod will begin playing again by joining the Yankees Single-A Charleston team on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Atheist group puts up monument after failing to get Ten Commandments removed

A group of atheists in northeast Florida is unveiling a new momument in front of the Bradford County Courthouse. The monument is placed next to a Ten Commandments monument.

CA woman gets life for cutting off man's private part

A woman in Southern California has been sentenced to life in prison for cutting off her husband's penis. Michele Gile was in the court room and talked with the victim, who has since divorced his attacker.

Airline recruits women to save fuel

An Indian airline has hit on possibly the worthiest excuse yet for hiring slim women as cabin crew -- it saves fuel and therefore money.

Onyx rejects Amgen's takeover bid

Onyx Pharmaceuticals has rejected a takeover bid by biotechnology company Amgen.