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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.

MUST WATCH: Spain train crash impact

We're now getting a look at shocking surveillance video from the deadly train crash in Northwestern Spain.

'Whitey' Bulger pal on his cooperation with U.S.: 'I was dead either way'

James "Whitey" Bulger's defense lawyer continued hammering away at one of the government's star witnesses in a Boston courtroom Wednesday, trying to portray the convicted killer as a pathological liar who should have called it

Natural gas rig keeps burning in Gulf of Mexico

The operators of a natural gas rig that burned and partially collapsed off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico are expected to ask federal regulators for approval to drill a relief well to cut off gas fueling the fire, according to the fe

5 things you need to know for your new day

  1. OBAMA'S ECONOMIC PUSH It's go time:

Student loan deal passes Senate

Senators voted 81 to 18 to lower interest rates for undergraduates taking out government loans this school year to 3.86% -- cheaper than the 6.8% interest rate that kicked in on July 1.

President Bush shaves head in support of 2-year-old cancer patient

President George H. W. Bush joined his Secret Service detail in shvaing their heads in support of the two-year-old son of one of his service members who is battling leukemia and beginning to lose his hair.

It's 'National Tequila Day'

Here's something that may have you reaching for a drink today. It's national tequila day! The liquor is made from the agave plant.

ROYAL BABY NAME: Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge

The newest heir to the throne, now has a name. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have decided to name their baby boy George Alexander Louis.

Las Vegas officer plunges to his death while rescuing hiker

When a call came in about a stranded hiker, Las Vegas Police Officer David Vanbuskirk hopped onto a helicopter with a rescue crew, and rushed to retrieve the man from a rock ledge.