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Ill boy dies days after serving as parents' best man

Logan Stevenson's role as best man at his parents' wedding Saturday came just in time. Logan, a 2-year-old terminally ill Pennsylvania boy whose parents moved up their ceremony so he could witness it, died Monday night at his home in Jeanette with

'Whitey' Bulger's fate in jury's hands as deliberations begin

BOSTON (CNN) -- After almost a month of colorful witnesses and rancorous testimony, the jury begins deliberations Tuesday in the trial of alleged crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger.

Fort Hood witness on Hasan: 'His punishment will come'

Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Royal survived the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, with two bullet wounds to his back.

Gunman with 18-year grudge suspected after 3 killed at town council meeting

Ross Township in rural Pennsylvania is the kind of place that, in the words of one county official, is "never in the newspaper." Monday night changed that.

Debate over NSA programs gets renewed attention amid terror threat

There's no proof that the current terror threats in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond were uncovered through a federal program that monitors domestic telephone data, Rep.

Paula Deen's extortionist signs plea agreement

A Georgia man accused of trying to extort Paula Deen by threatening to divulge "true and damning" information about the embattled celebrity chef has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, court documents show. Thomas George Paculis, 62,

Arrest follows peeved Kid Rock's web post on break-in try

A man who tried to break into musician Kid Rock's Michigan home was in custody Saturday after tips led to his arrest, authorities said The 43-year-old suspect, whose name was not released, used his Ford van to force open the property gate July 31,

Driver says he did all he could during Florida school bus beating

The windmilling fists and stomping feet rain down blows on the 13-year-old boy. Trapped on the floor between the bus seats, he cries out as he receives fierce punch after vicious kick from the three bigger, older youths. As the relentless assau

Sources: A-Rod suspension probable for Monday

Major League Baseball will probably move Monday to suspend New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez amid allegations involving the use of performance-enhancing drugs, two sources close to the decision told CNN on Sunday.

Skydiving instructor dies on tandem jump in Mississippi

A skydiving instructor on a tandem jump in Mississippi died and his student was critically injured after their parachutes failed to open, the Lamar County sheriff said Sunday.