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GOP senators caution NFL over Obamacare

The top two Republicans in the Senate cautioned the National Football League against teaming up with the Obama administration to promote the president's controversial health care reform.

Heat won't relent in scorched Southwest

If you think a place called Furnace Creek would be hot in the summer, you're right. The town in California's Death Valley is expected to hit 128 degrees Saturday.

One Fund Boston to distribute nearly $61 million to marathon victims

The One Fund Boston, a nonprofit created to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, has begun distributing nearly $61 million to 232 eligible claimants, the fund said in a news release Saturday.

VIDEO: Daughter arrested after elderly mother found bedridden, covered in maggots

Police near Seattle are shocked by a case of alleged elder abuse and say the scene was like a horror movie. Responding deputies spent about 10 hours decontaminating it in haz-mat suits.

Obama salutes 'a favorite son of Senegal'

President Barack Obama gave a special shout out to a former Louisville Cardinals center who may be tapped by Obama's hometown Chicago Bulls in the NBA draft Thursday night. Speaking overseas at a state dinner in Senegal, Africa, Obama mentioned Go

'50 Shades' gets a release date

We still don't know who will play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, but Universal's putting "Fifty Shades of Grey" down on the calendar anyway. The studio announced Thursday that the "global release" of the eagerly anticipated adaptation of E.L

FAMU lifts marching band's suspension

Citing positive steps taken since the hazing death of a drum major, Florida A&M University's interim leader said Thursday he has lifted the suspension of the school's famous marching band. The Tallahassee, Florida, university's band, called the Ma

'Whitey' Bulger faces off with FBI agent who went from pal to prosecution witness

Reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, visibly annoyed, muttered under his breath "You're a f---ing liar" Thursday as a disgraced former FBI supervisor testified that there was "no question" the Irish gangster doubled as an informant for FBI Boston.

Grand jury returns capital murder charges in killings of Texas prosecutors

A former justice of the peace and his wife have been indicted on charges of capital murder in the killings of two Texas prosecutors and the wife of one, authorities announced Thursday. The Kaufman County Grand Jury presented the indictments chargi

Source: Justice Dept. investigates former vice chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The former vice chairman of the U.S.