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Dad Acquitted in Slaying of Driver Who Killed His Kids

A Texas jury on Wednesday acquitted a man of murder in the fatal shooting of a drunken driver who had just caused an accident that killed the man's two boys.


What's the Law for Kids at Gun Ranges?

The accidental death of a shooting instructor at the hands of a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has raised questions about allowing young kids access to such weapons at firing ranges.


Laid-off Workers Return to Their Fields

In another sign of a strengthening economy, a growing number of displaced workers are getting jobs in the industries they left.


Iceland Earthquakes Wake Volcano Fears

A 4.5 magnitude earthquake in Iceland early Wednesday, the latest in a series of quakes, added to concerns a volcanic eruption is imminent.


Dogs Get Blues When Youngsters Go Back to School

Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer.


Fighter Jet Crashes in Virginia

A Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter crashed on a mountain in rural Virginia on Wednesday morning.


Russia Launches New Offensive in Eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian and Western military officials said Wednesday Russia has begun a stealth invasion of a previously uncontested part of Ukraine.


HolaDoctor Launches Hispanic Weight-loss App

HolaDoctor has launched a mobile app called MiDieta that's designed to help Hispanics control their weight in a healthy way.


Girl Shoots Gun Instructor With Uzi

A 9-year-old girl accidentally shot her gun instructor to death as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said.


CBO Predicts U.S. Economic Growth of Just 1.5 Percent

The Congressional Budget Office says the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, in a new assessment that is considerably more pessimistic than the Obama administration's.


3 Ways Insurance Companies Avoid Covering the Sick

Obamacare now prevents insurers from rejecting customers with expensive medical conditions, but they still have ways to discourage the sickest and costliest patients from enrolling.


Prosecutor to Investigate Walmart Police Shooting

A veteran Cincinnati prosecutor was named Tuesday to investigate the death of a man shot by police as he held a BB gun in a Walmart.


American Killed With ISIS Fighters in Syria

Douglas McCain of San Diego allegedly traveled to Syria to fight as a jihadi and was killed there last weekend.


Surf's Up! SoCal Prepares for Big Storm Surf

Southern California coastal areas were preparing Tuesday for the arrival of big and potentially damaging surf spawned by Hurricane Marie spinning off Mexico's Pacific coast.


Standard & Poor's Closes Above 2,000 for First Time

The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 points Tuesday for the first time as the market moved higher on encouraging economic news.


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