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Bill would punish drug-using pregnant women


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Opponents of a Tennessee bill that would punish pregnant women who abuse narcotics say it will have the unintended consequence of hurting the very people it's supposed to protect: the babies.

Health organizations and women's rights advocates have called on Gov. Bill Haslam to veto a bill that would allow women to be charged with assault if they abuse narcotics while pregnant and then give birth to a


Michaels confirms breach of as many as 2.6M cards


(AP) - Michaels Stores Inc. says Thursday that about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud. More>>

Diplomats agree on way to ease tensions in Ukraine


GENEVA -- Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. More>>

Trending: World's most haunted island up for auction

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A small "haunted" island off the coast of Italy near Venice will hit the auction block in May.

Kingsport court drops charge against 49ers Daniel Kilgore


The Kingsport General Sessions court dismissed a charge against San Francisco 49ers Daniel Kilgore. The public intoxication charge was filed in January against Kilgore back in January. More>>

Child, 3, gets stuck inside claw crane machine Video included

A mother in Lincoln, Nebraska has quite a story to tell involving her 3-year-old boy. She couldn't find him inside their apartment and frantically called police.  More>>

A total lunar eclipse in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 15, 2014 caused the moon to appear to turn a "blood red" color.  More>>

Two Brothers Re-Arrested in Pakistan for Cannibalism

Two brothers previously jailed for cannibalism have been arrested again after police discovered a child's severed head at their home. More>>

After attack, officials kill 4 bears in Florida

Encounters with bears will increase due to an end in their hibernation season. Encounters with bears will increase due to an end in their hibernation season.

Florida wildlife officials have killed four bears after an attack on a woman in a suburban subdivision. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers say they shot one bear and euthanized three others Sunday night. More>>

Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

CINCINNATI (AP) - A federal judge has ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of gay couples performed in other states.Judge Timothy Black's ruling on Monday criticized the state's "ongoing arbitrary discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation."He says the state's marriage recognition bans are unconstitutional and unenforceable.Black's order doesn't force Ohio to allow gay marriages to be performed in the state.The state plans to appeal Black's ruling, arguing that Ohio has ... More>>

Judge orders man to hold 'I am a bully' sign on street corner

An Ohio man was ordered to spend hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he's a bully and that he picks on disabled children. More>>

Medical Watch: Lasers Targeting Epilepsy


More than two million adults in the U.S. have epilepsy; 150,000 more will develop the condition each year. Usually, medication can control seizures but about 30 percent of patients do not respond. Now, patients have a new treatment option that uses lasers to stop the seizures. For eight years, 30-year-old Nicole Dehn couldn’t drive. In 2005—she had a seizure while driving and lost her license. “I was very, very depre... More>>

Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA

If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen. More>>

Brand new BMW smashed so firefighters could access hydrant


The man who parked his 2 day-old BMW in front of a fire hydrant got a $100 ticket, two smashed windows and a dent in his door.CBS Boston reports, firefighters had to smash the More>>

Woman in shoe stabbing case describes killing

A Houston woman convicted of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with a 5 ½-inch stiletto heel told jurors Thursday that she killed him to save her own life during a lengthy fight in which she was chased down, knocked into a... More>>

Long-sought diplomat added to FBI's 'most wanted'

WASHINGTON (AP) - A diplomat suspected of killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 has been added to the FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives." William Bradford Bishop Jr. allegedly bludgeoned his family to death in their suburban Washington home. Authorities say he then drove 275 miles to North Carolina, where he dumped the bodies in a wooded area and burned them. The victims' bodies weren't identified until a week later, giving Bishop ample time to plot a getaway. Investigators... More>>

Toddler now charged with attempted murder

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A 9-month-old Pakistani boy has now been charged and booked on attempted murder charges. His family members allegedly threw bricks at police trying to collect an unpaid gas bill in February. Police officials More>>

Sleepwalking 10-year-old grabs keys and smashes into parked cars, police say


A sleepwalking child is believed to be the person responsible for several damaged cars. Toledo police say the 10-year-old girl was asleep when she left the house in her parents car. The 10-year-old's More>>

Hot air balloon crashes into power line moments after proposal


A hot air balloon crashed into live power lines in Indiana over the weekend, moments after a man on board proposed to his girlfriend. More>>

Royals arrive in New Zealand to rain, cheers with Prince George in tow


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed in Wellington on Monday along with their baby son, George, to kick off a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. More>>

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