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VIDEO: Adrian Peterson's son dies after alleged severe beating by mother's boyfriend

According to CNN, Adrian Peterson's two-year-old son has died in a South Dakota hospital after he was allegedly beaten by Joseph (Joey) Patterson, 27.

The United States is still getting rid of its chemical weapons

TOOELE, Utah (CNN) -- Syria has been given a year to eliminate its chemical weapons arsenal, or face the threat of a U.S. military strike.

Facebook kills search privacy settings

Still hiding in Facebook's shadows? Not for much longer. The company announced Thursday it is officially axing a privacy setting that allowed people to hide their profiles from other users in Facebook's search field.

Senate passes Cornyn Bill to reinstate death benefits for families of fallen troops, now awaits Obama's signature

Thursday, the Senate passed H.J.Res. 91, the Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) called up the bill in the Senate and succeeded in passing it.

Dairy Queen patrons pay it forward to honor doctor

Customers at a Minnesota Dairy Queen have been paying it forward to honor a loyal restaurant patron who recently lost his battle with esophageal cancer. Dr. David Dragotis -- known as "Dr.

Gym mat death: Attorneys call for surveillance video

Attorneys for the family of a 17-year-old student found dead in a rolled-up gym mat at a southern Georgia high school called on authorities Thursday to release surveillance video that they say could show what happened. Kendrick Johnson, they alleg

Shutdown Day 10: House GOP will propose a short-term debt ceiling proposal

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- House Republican leaders said Thursday they will propose a temporary increase in the nation's borrowing limit -- a first step toward a potential compromise to end the political stalemate that has shut down parts of the government

Jacqueline Mars, candy firm co-owner, was driver in fatal wreck that kills Texas woman

Jacqueline Mars, a co-owner of the candy empire of the same name, was involved in a car crash Friday near her home in Northern Virginia that killed an 86-year-old woman. Mars was driving alone in her 2004 Porsche SUV when "for unknown reasons the

Judge: Jury selection, trial of James Holmes could last 8 months

Those deciding accused Colorado movie theater shooter James Holmes' fate should expect the whole process to take eight months, a judge ruled Wednesday, suggesting -- while few question who is behind the massacre -- that other factors might prolong th

Ariel Castro guards didn't perform 'timely' rounds

The two Ohio prison guards responsible for checking on imprisoned Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro "did not timely perform" required rounds, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said Thursday.