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Suspects' mother shares doubts about Boston bombing

The mother of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing says she believes the tragedy that killed three people and injured dozens more was staged, that the bombing was fake. "That's what I want to know, because everybody's talking about it

2 fuel barges on Alabama's Mobile River explode; 3 people hurt

Fires burning aboard a pair of barges on Alabama's Mobile River died down early Thursday, hours after a series of explosions loud enough to be heard 20 miles away, a fire spokesman said.

Obama to attend memorial for victims of Texas plant explosion

WEST, Texas (CNN) -- President Barack Obama will join residents of West, a central Texas town still looking for answers, at a memorial service Thursday for the 14 people killed in a fertilizer plant explosion last week.

7 Warning Signs You've Become a 'Crazy Shopper'

With anything in this world, there is a point of "going overboard." It can happen with eating chocolate cake, watching television, and even working.

Registered sex offender robs grandmother at gunpoint

A New Iberia man has been taken into custody after he allegedly pulled a gun on his grandmother and robbed her.

Town devastated by fertilizer explosion is guided by the West way

WEST, Texas (CNN) -- Next to the 24-hour Czech Stop off I-35 in central Texas, travelers line up to get a taste of the pastries and breads that define this community.

Powerful Texas blast left nearly 100-foot-wide crater

WEST, Texas (CNN) -- Walls warped or blown off entirely, even ones made of brick. Roofs sunken in, if they are still visible at all. Garage doors lying in yards.

A false tweet heard around the web

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A tweet by the nation's largest newswire about a catastrophe at the White House was nearly immediately shot down as false on Tuesday.

Hearing planned for 2nd suspect in Canadian terror plot

A hearing for the alleged accomplice in a Canadian terror plot is scheduled for Wednesday as authorities continue to gather information about the plan they say would have caused untold death and destruction.

Food poisoning: What you need to know

Despite food safety measures, the threat of foodborne illness remains in meat and produce -- and some types of illness are on the rise, recent reports say.