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Colts' Lefeged arrested in Washington

Indianapolis Colts safety Joe Lefeged was arrested early Saturday in Washington on five charges, including carrying a firearm without a license, a DC Metro police spokesman told CNN.

Christians happier than atheists -- on Twitter

Christians tweet from the heart, atheists from the head, according to a new study.

Paula Deen's business partners vow to support her

Despite a constant drumbeat of big-name companies abandoning Paula Deen this week, a number of enterprises are keeping their partnerships and defending the cook.

150th anniversary of Battle of Gettysburg provides a bigger story

"For every Southern boy fourteen years old, not once but whenever he wants it, there is the instant when it's still not yet two o'clock on that July afternoon in 1863."

GOP senators caution NFL over Obamacare

The top two Republicans in the Senate cautioned the National Football League against teaming up with the Obama administration to promote the president's controversial health care reform.

Heat won't relent in scorched Southwest

If you think a place called Furnace Creek would be hot in the summer, you're right. The town in California's Death Valley is expected to hit 128 degrees Saturday.

One Fund Boston to distribute nearly $61 million to marathon victims

The One Fund Boston, a nonprofit created to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, has begun distributing nearly $61 million to 232 eligible claimants, the fund said in a news release Saturday.

VIDEO: Daughter arrested after elderly mother found bedridden, covered in maggots

Police near Seattle are shocked by a case of alleged elder abuse and say the scene was like a horror movie. Responding deputies spent about 10 hours decontaminating it in haz-mat suits.

Obama salutes 'a favorite son of Senegal'

President Barack Obama gave a special shout out to a former Louisville Cardinals center who may be tapped by Obama's hometown Chicago Bulls in the NBA draft Thursday night. Speaking overseas at a state dinner in Senegal, Africa, Obama mentioned Go

'50 Shades' gets a release date

We still don't know who will play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, but Universal's putting "Fifty Shades of Grey" down on the calendar anyway. The studio announced Thursday that the "global release" of the eagerly anticipated adaptation of E.L