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Colorado fires scorch state; thousands evacuated

Fast-moving wildfires lit up central Colorado, forcing thousands from their homes and scorching some 12,000 acres of brush and timber. Of the five fires burning, the most problematic was the Black Forest Fire.

Little boy survives monster Oklahoma tornado, only to be mauled to death

At the tender age of five, surviving a tornado a mile wide is, at the least, traumatizing. Being separated from mom and dad after that, and living in a strange house, is enough to make a little boy break down and cry.

After 16 years in hiding, Whitey Bulger stands in spotlight of federal trial

If you lived in South Boston from the late 1970s through the mid-1990s you either loved or loathed Whitey Bulger. He could be colorful and generous, or, if you were his enemy, he could be cutthroat and cruel.

Daughter tracks down suspect 26 years after dad's killing

NEW YORK CITY (CNN) -- Joselyn Martinez was 9 when her father was shot and killed outside his New York City restaurant in 1986. Nearly three decades later, she may finally see justice for his death. And she has herself to thank.

Ohio kidnap suspect pleads not guilty

An Ohio man accused of murder, rape and holding three women in a Cleveland house against their will pleaded not guilty on Wednesday.

In between back flips and splits, naked man assaults passengers at train station

In it, a glistening man with a wild head of hair turns fare gates into balance beams at a San Francisco subway station, stretching and doing back flips buck-naked.

Ex-cop guilty of killing wife

A Kansas jury Tuesday convicted former cop Brett Seacat of first-degree murder for killing his wife, Vashti Seacat, and trying to cover it up by burning down their house.

Gay man sues state over personal license plate

A gay man in Georgia will be allowed to order a vanity license plate displaying his sexual orientation.

Prostitution, drugs alleged in State Department memo

Senior State Department and Diplomatic Security officials may have covered up or stopped investigations of inappropriate or even criminal misconduct by staff, according to an internal memo from the department's Office of the Inspector Gener

Julian Assange to Edward Snowden: 'Go to Latin America'

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, knows something about secrets and what happens when they're exposed.