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2 Minnesota women sentenced for funding Somali militants

A federal court has sentenced two Minnesota women to lengthy prison sentences for soliciting donations in the name of charity, then funneling the funds to Somali militants.

Eyeing $600M Powerball jackpot? You have better chance of death by lightning

The estimated jackpot for Saturday's multistate Powerball drawing has risen to $600 million, the Multi-State Lottery Association said Friday. That would be the second largest lottery jackpot in U.S.

Internet sensation 'Kai the hatchet-weilding hitchiker' has been arrested for murder

The internet celebrity who gained fame as "Kai the hatchet wielding hitch-hiker" has been arrested. Caleb McGillvary, better known as, "Kai the hatchet-weilding hitchiker." is behind bars in Philadelphia.

At Guantanamo, a costly confinement

Every day, the workers in the Guantanamo Bay kitchen cook three squares for the detainees held here.

Parents of children allegedly slain by nanny say they're expecting baby boy

The parents of two children allegedly slain by their nanny in New York City last year are expecting a child this fall, roughly a year after the nightmare deaths, according to a Facebook post.

David Beckham to retire

David Beckham, one of the most iconic football stars of his generation, has announced his retirement. His decision comes days after the 38-year-old won his latest title with French club Paris Saint-Germain.

Brady Center sues Georgia town that requires residents to own guns

The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Nelson, Georgia, a small town north of Atlanta.

House committee to question IRS officials on targeting

Members of the House Ways and Means Committee will take their turn Friday questioning Internal Revenue Service officials over the targeting of conservative groups by the agency.

David Beckham to retire

David Beckham, one of the most iconic football stars of his generation, has announced his retirement. His decision comes days after the 38-year-old won his latest title with French club Paris Saint-Germain.