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UK police review London Marathon security plans

LONDON (CNN) -- The security plans for the London Marathon this weekend are being reassessed after the deadly bomb blasts in Boston, London's Metropolitan Police said Tuesday. Police and race organizers said they are working closely on security fo

Senate gun law proposal lacks enough support now

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A compromise proposal to expand background checks on gun sales lacks enough support to win Senate approval now, which will likely delay a vote on the measure that has strong public support, one of the sponsors told CNN on Mo

It's real: Attack of the giant African land snails in Florida

Florida, already threatened with sinkholes, now has a new terror: rat-sized, tire-puncturing snails.

Medical examiner had to thaw fetal remains in Philly abortion doctor case

PHILADELPHIA (CNN) -- The remains of aborted fetuses were stored in water jugs, pet food containers and a freezer at a West Philadelphia abortion clinic, the city's chief medical examiner testified in the murder trial of the doctor who ran the facili

Terror at Boston Marathon: 3 dead, 154 wounded as witnesses describe horror

Investigators are pleading for help in hunting down those responsible for a pair of bombings that left a gruesome scene at the Boston Marathon.

Hasan in court Tuesday

Accused Fort Hood shooter Major. Nidal Hasan is in a Fort Hood courtroom Tuesday.

Two explosions at finish line of Boston Marathon

UPDATE (3:26pm): CNN is reporting two more explosive devices have been found and are being dismantled at this time.

Nine Inch Nails, Pearl Jam sign on to headline 2013 Voodoo Music Experience

NEW ORLEANS, LA (NBC33) — The annual music festival held in New Orleans over Halloween weekend has announced that Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails will headline this year’s event.

Griner brings new hype to WNBA draft

Brittney Griner's career is unmatched by any other player in NCAAW basketball history, and Monday, she will bring a new hype to the WNBA draft.

2013 Earth Day on the Ground Level

Since its inception in 1970, the Earth Day phenomenon has led to enormous growth in understanding of the consequences we face if we do not take care of our natural resources.