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Greenwood's 'God Bless The USA' turns 30

One of the country's best-known, modern patriotic songs turned 30 this year. Lee Greenwood penned his classic "God Bless The USA" in May of 1983.

Returning Nathan's hot dog eating champs keep their titles

Two competitive eating champions defended their title Thursday at New York's annual Independence Day hot dog eating competition.

Snowden's asylum options dwindle

Edward Snowden's hopes of finding asylum from U.S.

Accused Cleveland kidnapper ruled capable of standing trial

Ariel Castro, the Ohio man accused of holding three women captive for about a decade, is competent to stand trial, a judge said at a hearing Wednesday. Judge Michael Russo said a competency evaluation showed with "reasonable medical certainty" tha

S.F. transit strike's third day could mean $200 million impact

San Francisco's public transit strike enters its third day Wednesday, which will likely bring the financial toll to more than $200 million, economists estimate. Negotiations between Bay Area Rapid Transit and union leaders resumed Tuesday evening

TWA 800 investigators stand their ground

ASHBURN, Virginia (CNN) -- More than a decade after concluding a fuel tank explosion destroyed TWA Flight 800, senior U.S.

Man pleads not guilty in New Jersey beating caught on camera

A man caught on camera beating a woman in front of her child has pleaded not guilty to first-degree attempted murder, Essex County prosecutors say. Shawn Custis, 42, allegedly forced his way into a Millburn, New Jersey, home around 10 a.m.

Missing woman's body found 28 years later, behind false wall

The hidden skeleton of a woman who had been missing for 28 years came to light when a contractor cleaned out a vacant home in the Town of Poughkeepsie, New York.

Ex-Tiffany's exec accused of stealing $1.3 million in jewelry

A former vice president of product development at Tiffany & Co. is accused of stealing $1.3 million worth of jewelry from the luxury brand and selling it to an international jewelry company, an unnamed FBI representative said.

16-year-old tries to kill man with a machete; has history with gang activity

A California teen who recently moved to Slidell is now facing attempted murder charges. Police say he used the rusty machete pictured above against his brother’s friend.