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Senior class trip takes huge detour when students are kicked off plane

A New York high school senior class and an airline agree on one thing: 101 students and eight chaperones were kicked off an early-morning flight from New York to Atlanta on Monday. From there, the accounts diverge.

5-month-old child found inside home of murder/suicide

UPDATE: Officials say Brandon Colona, 26, shot and killed his girlfriend, Theresa Doby, 21, before turning the gun on himself. We're told they were living together in the home.

Couple charged with 27 counts of animal cruelty for condition of home; children removed by state

A couple’s compassion for stray animals created a dangerous and toxic environment for their two children, as well as the animals they were hoping to save.

Supreme Court: DNA swab after arrest is legitimate search

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Supreme Court has ruled criminal suspects can be subjected to a police DNA test after arrest -- before trial and conviction -- a privacy-versus-public-safety dispute that could have wide-reaching implications in the rapidly ev

Fort Hood massacre suspect can represent self

An Army judge ruled on Monday that Fort Hood massacre suspect, Army psychiatrist Maj.

Bruno Mars' mother dies of brain aneurysm

LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- The mother of Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars died of a brain aneurysm in a Honolulu, Hawaii, hospital Saturday, a Mars representative told CNN Sunday. Bernadette Hernandez was 55.

It'll be a girl for Kanye and Kardashian

Sometime in the not-too-distant future, Kanye West can once again break out the leather skirt and the pink Polos he once favored. The rapper and his reality TV star girlfriend, Kim Kardashian, are having a girl.

Parents of girl waiting for transplant ask Sebelius to intervene

The parents of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl waiting for a lung transplant say they have formally asked U.S.

Deadly MERS-CoV virus spreads to Italy

The sometimes deadly MERS-CoV virus has spread to Italy, the World Health Organization said in statements this weekend.

Obama repeats strategy in student loan fight

If at first you succeed, then by all means, try, try again.