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Bell Gardens Calif Mayor Daniel Crespo

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Officials: California mayor killed by wife

The mayor of Bell Gardens, California, was shot and killed by his wife during an apparent domestic dispute Tuesday, officials said.

Daniel Crespo, 45, and his wife, Levette, were arguing Tuesday afternoon when their 19-year-old son intervened, the Lo...

Michael Phelps, 2008 Olympics, 400-meter individual medley

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Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrested

Legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested early Tuesday in Maryland on a DUI charge, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.

Phelps, known as the "Baltimore Bullet" and winner of 18 Oly...

Jesse Matthew

Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Police

Virginia authorities check ties in unsolved cases

The disappearance of a young college student in the fall is haunting Virginia once again.

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Hong Kong tense amid National Day ceremonies

Wednesday is National Day, a day for all Chinese to celebrate the People's Republic of China.

Yes, dignitaries gathered and ceremonies took place to mark the holiday in Hong Kong. But the national pride mixed with profound dissent as pro-democracy pro...

CDC Director Dr Thomas Frieden news conference

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First diagnosed case of Ebola in the US

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials announced Tuesday.

The unidentified man left Liberia on September 19 and arrived in the United States on September 20, said Dr...

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Creator of spying app arrested

The creator of StealthGenie, a mobile app marketed as a tool for spying on cheating spouses and keeping tabs on children, has been arrested, according to federal authorities.

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Secret Service director: WH breach 'unacceptable'

U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson called an incident in which a man scaled a fence and entered the White House "unacceptable" and told a congressional committee Tuesday that she takes "full responsibility."

Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year-old knife-...

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House Dems want NY Fed hearings, too

Three Democratic members of Congress joined their Senate colleagues in calling for a probe of Wall Street regulators.

Tracy Morgan HBO

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Morgan: I can't believe Walmart is blaming me

Walmart's response Monday to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan over the car crash that left him in critical condition elicited a response of its own on Tuesday from the recovering comedian -- and it doesn't sound like he's laughing.

"I can't believe Wa...

Ebola virus

CDC

How Ebola virus spreads

As the worst Ebola outbreak in history touches the United States with the diagnosis of the first case within America, questions arise about how the infectious virus is spread.

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ISIS closes in on Kurdish town in Syria

Turkish soldiers and tanks took up position along the border with Syria on Tuesday as its government debated whether to deploy troops to battle the Islamic State terror group, a move that comes as tens of thousands pour into the country to escape ISI...

Hannah Graham, Morgan Harrington

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DNA links man to missing Virginia woman

DNA evidence links Jesse Matthew, a suspect in this month's disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, to the death of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, who disappeared in 2009, a law enforcement source told CNN Monday. And...

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College hires sex offender to speak to athletes

The University of Oregon hires a convicted sex offender to give athletes sex assault…

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Jury mistakenly gives drunk driver probation

A jury in Texas accidentally gives a convicted drunk driver probation. The district…

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Rock your locker

Show off your sense of style and creativity by decorating your own locker.

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Timeline of the World Trade Center

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Strong cologne leads cops to hiding criminal

An Oregon man accused of leading police on a 100 mph chase and then attempting to…

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Bank robbery suspect's happy mug shot going viral

This could be the happiest mug shot ever.

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La. restaurant gives discount to gun-toting patrons

Packing heat? You'll get 10 percent off your meal at one Louisiana restaurant.

Entertainment Headlines

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Morgan: I can't believe Walmart is blaming me

Walmart's response Monday to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan over the car crash that…

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Pitt, LaBeouf nearly fought with Eastwood

Don't mess with Brad Pitt's tank. The star of "Fury" said that he and co-star Shia…

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Clooney and Alamuddin's wedding photos revealed

It may have taken him awhile, but it looks like waiting to get married was more…

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World has lost half its wildlife in 40 years

The world's animal population has halved in 40 years as humans put unsustainable…

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Once-massive lake dries up to almost nothing

The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth-largest lake. Now much of it is a vast…

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California bans plastic grocery bags

California has fired the first salvo in what could be a national war on plastic bags…

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How Hong Kong protests are affecting travel

With an efficient subway, multiple inexpensive taxis and a good public bus system,…

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Air traffic control fire suspect in court

A contract employee accused of setting a fire at a key Chicago air traffic control…

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Air travel still hobbled after Chicago fire

If you are traveling today, you may want to check with your airline.

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