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Paddling at TN school ends with student taken to hospital

Erin (WSMV) -- A fifth-grader from Henry County received injuries after a paddling at his school so severe that a deputy recommended his parents take him to the emergency room, according to a report obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team.

Fewer smiley faces as LEGO figures fight

LONDON (CNNMoney) -- Forget about those happy LEGO characters from your childhood.

After the crash: Driver's license, registration, cellphone, please

You've been in an accident. The police officer goes through the normal drill, asking for your license and registration. Then she goes a step further. "Could I have your cellphone, please?" she says.

Hepatitis A cases rising; frozen fruit suspected

A hepatitis A outbreak linked to a frozen fruit mix commonly used in smoothies has grown over the past week, from 34 to 87 reported cases, health officials said.

Hasan court martial stalled over issue of attorney's role

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Selection of the jury panel for Maj. Nidal Hasan's court-martial was supposed to start last week, but the process has been stalled over issues surrounding his plan to act as his own attorney.

Princeton University evacuated after bomb threat; campus reopens 8 hours later

Princeton University ordered the evacuation of its campus for some eight hours Tuesday after "a bomb threat to multiple unspecified campus buildings," the school said on its website.

Colorado fires scorch state; thousands evacuated

Fast-moving wildfires lit up central Colorado, forcing thousands from their homes and scorching some 12,000 acres of brush and timber. Of the five fires burning, the most problematic was the Black Forest Fire.

Little boy survives monster Oklahoma tornado, only to be mauled to death

At the tender age of five, surviving a tornado a mile wide is, at the least, traumatizing. Being separated from mom and dad after that, and living in a strange house, is enough to make a little boy break down and cry.

After 16 years in hiding, Whitey Bulger stands in spotlight of federal trial

If you lived in South Boston from the late 1970s through the mid-1990s you either loved or loathed Whitey Bulger. He could be colorful and generous, or, if you were his enemy, he could be cutthroat and cruel.

Daughter tracks down suspect 26 years after dad's killing

NEW YORK CITY (CNN) -- Joselyn Martinez was 9 when her father was shot and killed outside his New York City restaurant in 1986. Nearly three decades later, she may finally see justice for his death. And she has herself to thank.