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Woman sentenced to death walks free, is to go shopping with victim's grandson

Paula Cooper was just 16 years old when she became the youngest person on death row in the United States. That was in 1986.

Sen. Cruz fights for religious freedom, domestic military bases, strong national missile defense

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) last week participated in the Senate Armed Services Committee’s consideration of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). He introduced three amendments that were adopted by the committee.

Dad reports missing baby after 2 weeks, mom pleads for safe return

The mother of a 9-month-old New York baby who was last seen two weeks ago wearing only a diaper pleaded Thursday for someone to come forward with information.

Drug cartel hitman confesses to killing at least 30 people

Investigators thought Jose Martinez may have had something to do with the shooting of an Alabama man, found dead by hunters on a forest's edge. Little did they know.

Woman dies after rear end enhancing procedure

Police in south Florida are trying to find a man who passed himself off as a doctor from Venezuela. Investigators say he administered butt-enhancing injections to a Miami woman, who died shortly after the procedure.

White House: Syria crosses 'red line' with use of chemical weapons on its people

The White House acknowledged Thursday the Syrian government has used chemical weapons, including the nerve agent sarin, on a small scale a number of times, according to a statement.

Official who inspected collapsed Philadelphia building kills self

The inspector of a downtown building that collapsed last week has killed himself, city officials said Thursday.

Plant explodes in LA, unknown injuries

A “shelter in place” is in effect surrounding the Williams Olefins plant after an explosion. Residents are being asked to stay inside their homes with doors and windows closed.

4 little words on LA church sign sparks big discussion

It's an average looking church sign, but it makes a pretty big statement.

Jobless claims fall again

Claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to further modest improvement in the job market.