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Dollar coin advocates renew push to replace dollar bill

 People who want to replace the flimsy dollar bill with a sturdier metal coin are pushing their cause again.

Amanda Bynes' parents seek conservatorship

Amanda Bynes' parents are taking legal steps to obtain conservatorship of the troubled 27-year-old actress's finances.

FDA warns one brand of vitamin B supplement contains dangerous steroids

 Federal regulators warned consumers to avoid one brand of vitamin B dietary supplement because it contains potentially harmful anabolic steroids.

Man armed with bat and knife attempts to rob a gun store -- he fails

As the saying goes, don't bring a knife to a gun fight. Or, in this case, don't try to hold up a gun store with a baseball bat and a knife.

Soldier returns from Afghanistan to learn his beloved dog is gone

A purebred yellow Labrador retriever, Oakley likes to run, swim and get into most everything -- "whether it's trouble or not," his owner 1st Lt. Brandon Harker affectionately says.

7 killed in Florida hostage standoff

A gunman killed six people overnight at a Florida apartment complex before police shot him dead following a shootout, authorities said early Saturday.

Man arrested for shooting 14-year-old boy who was standing in his yard

A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was shot in the head, according to officials. The New Orleans Police Department reports that the incident happened just after 2:00 a.m. on Friday, July 26.

BREAKING: Ariel Castro pleads guilty to 937 counts, avoids death penalty

Three young kidnapping victims could be spared another ordeal because there may be no trial. Castro is accused of holding three women against their will for about a decade.

GRAPHIC WARNING: 93 year-old woman raped, dies from injuries

A 93 year-old Nebraska woman died last Wednesday night after being assaulted and brutally raped last Sunday. A 19 year-old man has been charged in the attack, police say murder charges will likely be added.

VIDEO: Alligator eats 80 lb. dog

North Carolina authorities shot and killed an alligator they say ate an 80 pound dog. Authorities found the massive alligator Wednesday with remnants of the dog still in its mouth.