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Dying 'Simpsons' co-creator giving away fortune

Getting news that you've been diagnosed with a terminal disease is something we all hope we never have to face.

LA CORONER: Kraddick died from cardiac disease

Beloved Texas radio host Kidd Kraddick died from "cardiac disease" says the Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office in Louisiana.

Scores arrested in child prostitution crackdown

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- In what it called its largest crackdown to date on child prostitution, the FBI announced Monday that a nationwide operation over the weekend resulted in 150 arrests, with 105 children rescued.

Amanda Berry hits stage with Nelly at concert

One of the three women held captive for nearly a decade in a Cleveland, Ohio, home, made a public appearance Saturday at a concert. Amanda Berry, along with members of her family, got onstage, surprising concertgoers at the daylong music festival

Professor accused of poisoning wife with cyanide to face extradition

A University of Pittsburgh research professor faces an extradition hearing in West Virginia on Monday as authorities seek his return to Pennsylvania where he's accused of killing his wife with a lethal dose of cyanide.

Rioters rampage through Huntington Beach after surf competition

First, police say, came a fight in a crowd at the end of a multiday surfing and skateboarding competition in Southern California's Huntington Beach on Sunday evening. Then came a riot, with scores of people rampaging down palm tree-lined streets,

Indiana bus crash kills pastor, pregnant wife, chaperone on teen trip

A youth pastor and his pregnant wife were among the three people killed when a bus overturned Saturday afternoon in Indiana, a deacon from the pastor's church said Sunday.

McCain honors passing of cellmate from Vietnam War

Retired Col. George "Bud" Day was the "bravest man I ever knew," Sen. John McCain said Sunday of the war hero with whom he shared a cell as a prisoner in North Vietnam.

Body of best man believed to be found after Hudson River crash

A body believed to be the second victim of a boating accident involving a wedding party was recovered in the Hudson River, authorities in Piermont, New York, said Sunday.

No bailout coming for Detroit, treasury secretary says

City employees and pensioners in Detroit shouldn't hold their breath for a federal bailout of their bankrupt city.