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Cause of catastrophic Texas explosions remains mystery

Investigators have not ruled out an intentional fire being behind explosions at a fertilizer plant in the small town of West that left 15 people dead, the Texas fire marshal said Thursday.

Pretzel bag leads feds to child porn suspect in California

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In a fast-moving child abuse investigation that started two weeks ago in Denmark, U.S.

Cigarette smuggling ring in East Coast may have terror links, officials say

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A cigarette smuggling scheme that cost New York state millions of dollars in sales tax revenue may have raised funds for militant groups, authorities said.

At Guantanamo, a costly confinement

GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (CNN) -- Every day, the workers in the Guantanamo Bay kitchen cook three squares for the detainees held here.

14-month-old baby in stroller falls onto train tracks

Some heart-stopping surveillance video out of Philadelphia. A stroller got away from a mother at a subway station, and the baby ended up on the tracks. The child was strapped in, but her pink blanket went flying.

Tornadoes hit North Texas; 6 dead, dozens injured

Tornadoes ripped through North Texas on Wednesday night, part of a weather system that killed at least six people and injured more than 100 others, officials said.

Police arrest suspect in New Orleans Mother's Day shooting

NEW ORLEANS (CNN) -- New Orleans police said they arrested a suspect in the Mother's Day shooting that left 19 people wounded this week.

Jodi Arias faces possible death penalty after jury's verdict

Jodi Arias could face the death penalty, nearly five years after she stabbed, shot and almost decapitated her ex-boyfriend.

Case against man accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz proceeds, judge rules

The murder case will proceed against Pedro Hernandez -- accused of killing 6-year-old Etan Patz, who disappeared on his way to a New York City school bus stop in 1979 -- after a judge on Wednesday denied a motion to dismiss the case, a court official