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WARNING EXPLICIT CONTENT: Times Square shooting: Police wound 2 bystanders by mistake

New York police have brought a variety of charges against the "emotionally disturbed" man they say triggered a police shooting near Times Square that wounded two bystanders.

Family sues school over alleged bullying incident

The family of a Georgia middle school student has filed a lawsuit claiming Atlanta Public Schools did nothing to address bullying and a brutal attack that could have killed their son.

Julianne Moore joins 'Hunger Games' franchise

"The Girl on Fire" is getting a flame-haired co-star: Julianne Moore has joined the cast of "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay," and will appear in both installments of the two-part conclusion.

Ben Affleck's Batman is going to be 'tired'

Depending on your definition of "seasoned superhero," that phrase could either mean an accomplished pro, "tired and weary," or some combination of both.

University of Alabama sorority accused of racism

A sorority at the University of Alabama is accused of racism for denying membership to an African-American student.

U.S., Russia agree to framework on Syria chemical weapons

Russia and the United States announced Saturday that they have reached a groundbreaking deal on a framework to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, after talks in Switzerland.

California school district hires firm to monitor students' social media

A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats.

Hubble uncovers largest known group of star clusters, clues to dark matter

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered the largest known population of globular star clusters, an estimated 160,000, swarming like bees inside the crowded core of the giant grouping of galaxies known as Abell 1689.

Picture of soldier goes viral

A picture of a soldier holding a flag has gone viral.

REPORT: Man plotted to kill and eat children

A Boston-area man, who was planning to kidnap children, lock them in a basement dungeon, rape and eat them, should be imprisoned for at least 27 years, federal authorities said in court documents filed this week.