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BREAKING: Georgia firefighters being held hostage by gunman

A barricaded gunman is holding five Gwinnett County, Georgia, firefighters hostage in suburban Atlanta, a Atlanta police spokesman said.

GM advertising on Facebook again

General Motors, one of the world's largest advertisers, is buying ads on Facebook for the first time in almost a year.

Payments coming for borrowers in $3.6B foreclosure settlement

Were you going through the foreclosure process in 2009 or 2010? Well, even if you didn't end up losing your home, you might have some money coming to you.

Rap/country collaborations nothing new

Everyone seems to be buzzing about "Accidental Racist," the new musical collaboration between country singer Brad Paisley and rapper LL Cool J -- but this is not the first such tag team from those two genres.

USPS delivery change delayed

On Wednesday, the U.S. Postal Service said it will delay its plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery, saying "restrictive language" in Congress' temporary government funding resolution prohibits the new schedule.

6-year-old clings to life after he was shot by 4-year-old

A 6-year-old New Jersey boy is in critical condition after being shot in the head by a 4-year-old playmate, according to authorities.

Louisville takes on UCONN for NCAAW Nat'l Championship

The University of Louisville Lady Cardinals have a chance to bring a clean sweep home from "The Big Easy" to Kentucky.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Woman arrested for throwing two puppies off hotel balcony in New Orleans

Surveillance video captured the image of two puppies that were tossed from the third floor balcony of a New Orleans hotel. The woman accused of killing the animals was arrested on felony cruelty charges.

Taylor Swift didn't win and Twitter ain't mad

Taylor Swift is one of music's biggest and best-selling artists, but she can't claim to be one of this year's Academy of Country Music Award winners. And some on Twitter couldn't be happier.