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Baby 'Messiah' needs a new name, Tennessee judge rules

Young Messiah, the "happiest baby in the world," according to his mother, is blissfully unaware that a judge ruled that his birth name promises to offend many in his Tennessee community.

Jesse Jackson Jr., wife await sentencing for misusing campaign funds

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., who misused about $750,000 in campaign funds, apologized Wednesday before he and his wife, Sandi, were set to be sentenced. "I misled the American people," Jackson said. The pair pleaded

'Innocence' filmmaker says Obama administration was irresponsible

The filmmaker whose anti-Muslim movie was wrongly cited for sparking protests that led to the Benghazi debacle doesn't hold a grudge against the U.S.

Tourist finds huge diamond on vacation

"Remember the time Mikey found that massive diamond at that park?" That's how one North Carolina family is going to remember this summer.

Boy infected with rare brain-eating amoeba in Florida

Another child has been infected with a rare, brain-eating parasite, less than a month after an Arkansas girl ended up in a hospital, fighting for her life.

AOL CEO: Firing employee for taking a photo was a mistake

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- AOL CEO Tim Armstrong told employees Tuesday that he's sorry for publicly firing an employee for taking a photo during a conference call.

2 dead in Alabama crash of UPS cargo plane

The pilot and co-pilot of a UPS cargo flight died Wednesday when the Airbus A300 they were flying crashed on approach to the Birmingham, Alabama, airport, Mayor William Bell said. The plane, which took off from Louisville, Kentucky, went down arou

As haze clears, are American opinions on marijuana reaching tipping point?

The question has dipped in and out of the national conversation for decades: What should the United States do about marijuana?

Winning suit won't put Paula Deen back in the money

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A federal judge threw out a racial discrimination lawsuit against Paula Deen, but the financial damage resulting from the celebrity chef's admitted use of a slur has already been done. The Southern cuisine expert still has a

82-year-old man arrested after stabbing 73-year-old niece

According to Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator, an 82-year-old Shreveport man was arrested by Caddo deputies this morning for stabbing his 73-year-old niece with a steak knife.