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Hermit accused of hundreds of burglaries after 27 years in Maine woods

For years, stories about the North Pond Hermit circulated around central Maine.

Severed goat's head at Wrigley Field mirrors curse on Chicago Cubs

A dreaded curse that has nagged Chicago's Wrigley Field for decades may have triggered a grotesque prank Wednesday, when an unidentified man in an unmarked truck dropped off a package containing a severed goat's head at the stadium.

NK missile in upright firing position, official says

North Korea has raised at least one missile into its upright firing position Wednesday, raising concerns that a launch was imminent, a U.S. official told CNN Thursday.

Elvis' ghost haunts Michael Jackson death trial

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Tour manager Paul Gongaware warned Michael Jackson's 1993 tour doctor, "Don't be a Dr.

BREAKING: Georgia firefighters being held hostage by gunman

A barricaded gunman is holding five Gwinnett County, Georgia, firefighters hostage in suburban Atlanta, a Atlanta police spokesman said.

USPS delivery change delayed

On Wednesday, the U.S. Postal Service said it will delay its plan to eliminate Saturday mail delivery, saying "restrictive language" in Congress' temporary government funding resolution prohibits the new schedule.

Suspect in Texas college stabbings had dreams of success, bloodshed, some say

The 20-year-old student who authorities said went on a stabbing spree Tuesday at Lone Star College near Houston, Texas, is undergoing psychological evaluation Wednesday, the Harris County District Attorney's Office says.

What's in Obama's budget

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- President Obama on Wednesday will propose a $3.77 trillion budget for 2014 that would cut deficits by $1.8 trillion over the next decade, according to senior administration officials.

High school visit added to first lady's Chicago trip

First lady Michelle Obama's trip to Chicago on Wednesday will include a stop at a public high school where the city's rash of gun violence has been acutely felt. She'll stop at Harper High School, where 29 students, past and present, have been sho