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Hospital official: James Gandolfini probably died of a heart attack

ROME (CNN) -- James Gandolfini probably died of a heart attack, according to the head of a Rome hospital's emergency department where the actor was taken. The body of the actor was transferred to the morgue at the Policlinico Umberto I hospital in

For victims of 'landlords from hell,' home is where the hurt is

Think you have the landlord from hell? Think again. Did they steal your stuff? Lock you out? Threaten you with a gun?

Conservative activists rip IRS at rally

Thousands of tea party activists gathered Wednesday outside the Capitol in loud protest of the Internal Revenue Service, seeking to keep the beleaguered agency's scandal afloat nearly six weeks after the news first broke. A range of congressional

Serena Williams clarifies Steubenville rape comments

Tennis ace Serena Williams clarified Wednesday the controversial comments she made in a magazine article about the victim's role in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case that garnered national headlines earlier this year. In March, two high school foo

Dreyfoos School of the Arts: Two bodies found including school custodian

West Palm Beach (WPTV) -- West Palm Beach Police are investigating the discovery of two bodies inside the Dreyfoos School of the Arts Wednesday morning in West Palm Beach. Police were called to the scene just before 6:30 this morning after employe

Police: Son stabs father, then saws off his own hands

A 59-year-old man lay bloody on the driveway. His son stood nearby, both his hands cut off at the wrist.

BY THE NUMBERS: Juneteenth

Juneteenth is the oldest known U.S. celebration of the end of slavery. Many African-Americans mark the anniversary much like the Fourth of July, with parties, picnics and gathering with family and friends.

Miami forces game 7 with San Antonio

Miami's Ray Allen hit a 3-pointer with five seconds left in regulation to force overtime with the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night in game six of the NBA Finals at the American Airlines Center in Miami.

Google files First Amendment court case against NSA surveillance secrecy

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Google filed a court petition Tuesday demanding it be allowed to share information about government surveillance programs with the public. In a First Amendment plea lodged with the secretive U.S.

Obama calls for reducing U.S., Russian nuclear stockpiles

President Barack Obama followed in the footsteps of past U.S.