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Why didn't Ashley Judd run for Senate? Sabotage, adviser says

It would have been one of the most interesting races of the 2014 midterm cycle: Actress Ashley Judd challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky for the seat he has held for nearly three decades.

Heidi Klum saves son from ocean waves

Heidi Klum's Hawaii beach vacation with family turned frightening on Sunday when her son, Henry, was pulled into a riptide along with two nannies.

Clinton to attend high-profile political events

After sitting out of the spotlight since leaving public office, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is set to attend several events which will put her alongside presidents, possible White House contenders and other major political players

Suspect in prisons chief's death may have been freed 4 years early

There are indications that the man believed to have killed the head of the Colorado prison system this month may have been released from prison early because of a clerical error.

Meet the 'Boomstick,' baseball's largest hot dog

What started as a novel food experiment at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas has turned into a super-sized food franchise -- all centered around a two-foot-long hot dog affectionately known as the "Boomstick."

In his first Easter as pope, Francis calls for peace in his own style

Pope Francis celebrated his first Easter Mass with departures from the style of his predecessor even as he delivered a traditional call for peace.

Accident at Arkansas nuclear site kills man

An accident at a nuclear facility in Arkansas killed one person Sunday, a county coroner said.

House Homeland Security member: North Korea not bluffing

House Homeland Security Committee member Peter King said Sunday that the recent provocative, warmongering rhetoric out of North Korea is no "empty threat."

Fugitive on the run for nearly 35 years caught in Maine

For nearly 35 years one of the most wanted fugitives out of Massachusetts managed to elude police. Last night 52-year old Gary Alan Irving's past caught up with him as police tracked him down in Maine.

Beer and hot dogs: Which ballparks charge most

It's opening day for baseball Monday -- the start of the season when many fans flock to their favorite stadium. But a day at the ballpark can get pricey, especially if you include the cost of food and drink to get through nine innings.