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From 300 pounds to 175-pound 'ninja'

(CNN) -- All that stood between Tim McCarty and the thrill-promising roller coaster was a seat belt. If he could just buckle it, he and his children would zoom to 53 miles an hour in the first three seconds.

'Swamp People' star causes major wreck, injuring one in downtown Shreveport

Troy Broussard of “Swamp People," on The History Channel, caused a major accident, injuring one, in downtown Shreveport, Monday morning.

Plan to convert roads to gravel begins despite pushback

A Cairo criminal court acquitted former President Hosni Mubarak of one of the many cases for which he is detained, Egyptian state TV reported Monday.

Alaska hunter mauled by bear survives 36 hours in wilderness

A hunter mauled by a bear in Alaska survived 36 hours in the remote wilderness before rescuers using night-vision goggles found him, the Alaska National Guard said.

Lawyer: Penn State reaches first settlement in Jerry Sandusky victim suits

 A man who was sexually abused by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has settled his civil suit against the university -- the first to do so, his lawyer said.

Man falls to death during bachelor party

A man celebrating his friend's impending marriage fell to his death from a Black Hawk, Colorado, hotel widow early Saturday, police said.

Lawmakers: NSA reform needed

 Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan said Sunday he's hopeful the House will have another chance to vote on a measure that would curb the National Security Agency.

Paul on Christie: There's room for both of us

 Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that Gov. Chris Christie made a mistake when he argued the GOP needed to be more pragmatic and hold fewer internal ideological debates.

Ferrari sells for record $27.5 million

A 1967 Ferrari convertible sold for $27.5 million at an auction in Monterey, Calif., the highest price ever paid for a Ferrari at auction. In fact, it's the highest price ever paid for any road car at auction.

High school football player dies after tackle

A suburban Atlanta high school football player has died from injuries suffered while making a tackle during a scrimmage game, according to medical examiners.