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Woman demands cocaine from authorities during Louisiana drug raid

Law enforcement officials arrested 19 people Thursday for their alleged involvement in purchase and sale of crack cocaine. One person even went so far as to demand drugs from authorities.

Sudan woman clings to Christian faith despite death sentence, husband says

A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith is unlikely to change her mind, her husband says.

5 best-selling author's favorite beach reads

They're books you've likely seen in the hands of readers at the pool or under the shade of a beach umbrella, often a dog-eared paperback folded in two and smeared with sunscreen.

Sunlamps and tanning beds get FDA warning

The Food and Drug Administration has issued a final decision to reclassify sunlamp products and ultraviolet or UV lamps used in indoor tanning salons.

Willis Tower cracks frighten tourists, but officials say no one was in danger

A protective coating on a glass sightseeing box that extends from the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower in Chicago cracked Wednesday night, but officials said no one was ever in danger.

You can't say that in your wedding toast!

When Bill Murray delivered an impromptu toast to a rowdy bachelor party in Charleston, South Carolina, last weekend, he gave poignant and charming advice for everyone but the groom.

SpaceX unveils new spacecraft to take astronauts to space station, back to Earth

Space travelers, get ready for a new ride. The Dragon V2 got its grand reveal Thursday night by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, who showed off his company's new spacecraft in a live webcast.

How do you spell T-I-E? National Spelling Bee has two winners

Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe correctly spelled so many words Thursday that the Scripps National Spelling Bee had to declare them both winners.

Massachusetts man charged with obstructing Boston bombings probe

A Massachusetts man was arrested Friday on suspicion of obstructing the investigation of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, authorities said.

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigns

In the end, even Eric Shinseki knew he had to go, President Barack Obama said Friday in announcing the resignation of his only Veterans Affairs secretary over a growing scandal involving sometimes deadly waits for care at VA hospitals.