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NTSB: Railroad bridge that collapsed was inspected in November

A railroad swing bridge in New Jersey that collapsed near the Delaware River was inspected in November, the chairwoman of the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday.

NFL Chiefs player commits suicide at training facility after killing his girlfriend

In an apparent murder-suicide, a Kansas City Chief's player shot himself in the head in front of his coaches at a team training facility after earlier shooting to death his girlfriend at her residence, police said.

Carrie Underwood to star in NBC's 'The Sound of Music'

Raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens and Carrie Underwood as Maria? On Friday, NBC announced its plans to air a live broadcast of "The Sound of Music," starring Underwood as Maria, based on the original musical.

Marijuana advocates hope to rise from 'prohibition'

Turn on a television show or open a magazine in the United States today and you're bound to see someone with a drink in hand -- something unthinkable nearly a century ago.

'I knew I had to help,' cop says of charity act gone viral

New York police Officer Larry DePrimo's gift of boots to a barefoot homeless man on a cold November night warmed the hearts of America when a candid photo of the act spread on the Internet.

Lawsuit filed in deadly TX parade accident

Two Army veterans and their wives have filed a civil suit against the train company involved in a deadly crash in Midland, Texas.

U.S. Supreme Court looks at whether to take up same-sex marriage

Edith "Edie" Windsor lost her spouse in 2009, her grief compounded by an estate tax bill much larger than other married couples would have to pay.

Hotels that feel like home for the holidays

There's no denying it, the holiday crush is upon us.

New York City logs murder-free Monday, police say

The big news in the Big Apple this week may be what didn't happen.

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush remains in a Houston hospital Thursday after being treated for bronchitis, his spokesman said.