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Father of Chechen killed by FBI travels to U.S. to get 'justice'

The father of a Chechen-American shot dead by an FBI agent has traveled from the Russia to the United States, saying he wants answers to questions he has about the incident. Abdulbaki Todashev, the father of Ibragim Todashev, told CNN on Tuesday h

Father of missing children pleads for daughter's release

The father of two Southern California children who went missing after their mother was killed pleaded Tuesday for their suspected abductor to release his daughter. A massive manhunt is under way for James DiMaggio, whom law enforcement authorities

'There is hope for everyone,' ex-captive says as Castro house demolished

CLEVELAND, Ohio (CNN) -- Just before the Cleveland house where she'd been held captive for a decade was to be torn down, Michelle Knight celebrated by handing out and releasing yellow balloons. Knight was on hand Wednesday morning as workers began

GRAPHIC VIDEO: 3 boys beat 1 on school bus

A Florida school bus driver won't face any charges after a brutal attack on a student on his bus. But, the driver is still trying to explain why he didn't intervene in the fight at the time.

VIDEO: Cops shoot armed teen after he refuses to drop his weapon, fired more shots

A New York City teenager is dead after being shot by police over the weekend. Officers say the 14-year-old was chasing and shooting at another male when they shot the teen.

VIDEO: Police officer slaps child after he bites him

Emotions ran high as a police officer enforced a court order in a child custody dispute in Oregon. Video of the incident shows the officer appearing to smack the boy after he says the boy bit him.

VIDEO: 2 young boys dead after being strangled by snake at sleepover

Two young boys sleeping over at a friend's place Monday night were dead by Tuesday morning. Officials in New Brunswick, Canada, say a 13-foot snake killed the boys while they slept.

NFL, players union looking into stricter punishment for players convicted of drunken-driving offenses

According to national media sources, the National Football League and the players association are in talks to enforce stricter penalties for drunk-driving offenses.

NFL stadiums to enhance public safety, improve stadium access for fans

To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into stadiums, NFL teams will implement an NFL policy this year that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into stadiums.

National root beer float day

While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday. A childhood favorite so special, it needs a spoon and a straw for consumption -- August 6 is National Root Beer Float Day!