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Hey y'all, Paula Deen loses another major sponsor after admitting to using racial slur

Paula Deen has lost another major sponsor. Smithfield Foods has terminated its contract with the celebrity chef after she admitted using a racial slur. Her comments became public in a lawsuit deposition.

Start the countdown! Twinkies return to shelves July 15

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Good news Twinkies fans, your beloved snack is due back on shelves on July 15. The announcement was made by Daren Metropoulos, principal of Metropoulos & Co., one of the two companies that bought the rights to Twinkies and o

Transgender first-grader wins the right to use girls' restroom

A transgender first-grader who was born a boy but identifies as a girl has won the right to use the girls' restroom at her Colorado school.

8-year-old girl found dead in Florida; man faces charges

The body of an 8-year-old girl who was abducted Friday night from a Walmart in Jacksonville, Florida, was discovered Saturday morning, police said. "This is a transition from an abduction investigation to a murder investigation," Jacksonville Sher

5-year-old girl in New Orleans dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 5-year-old girl in New Orleans died Sunday after, police believe, she accidentally shot herself in the head. The girl's mother faces a second-degree murder charge, the New Orleans Police Department said in a statement. Officers responded to a

The Zimmerman trial: What you need to know

Opening statements begin Monday in the trial of George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain accused of fatally shooting 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder.

Obama to tackle climate change in speech

President Barack Obama will announce his plans to "reduce carbon pollution" in a climate change speech next week, the White House announced Saturday.

Stunt plane crashes in Ohio; 2 dead

A stunt plane crashed at an Ohio air show on Saturday, killing two people, organizers said. A wing walker was performing on a Stearman biplane when it plunged to the ground, FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford said.

Snowden on the run, seeks asylum in Ecuador

Ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has asked for asylum in Ecuador, the South American country's foreign ministry announced Sunday as the United States urged countries to rebuff the leaker.

WikiLeaks: Snowden arrives in Moscow

The global cat-and-mouse hunt for Edward Snowden took a dramatic turn Sunday when the man wanted on U.S. espionage charges fled Hong Kong and reportedly arrived in Russia.