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Officers hunt down headmistress after Indian school poisoning

PATNA, India (CNN) -- A week after an Indian school served toxic food to students, leaving 23 dead, its headmistress remains missing along with her husband, police said Tuesday. A nine-member team of officers has been formed to investigate and tra

Stoner comes out of retirement for Honda test

Two-wheeled temptation has proved too much for retired MotoGP champion Casey Stoner. Eight months ago the Australian quit the sport but now he is getting back on the bike to test for Honda. Stoner will reunite with his old team in four tests at

Report: Millions of girls still at risk of female genital mutilation

The largest report yet into the extent of female genital mutilation, or cutting, has shed new light onto a practice that affects tens of millions of women and girls worldwide, U.N children's agency UNICEF said. There is some positive news in the n

Truck smashes into bus in Thailand; 19 dead

At least 19 people died Tuesday, when a bus collided into a truck and burst into flames in central Thailand. The accident took place at around 4 a.m.

How Obamacare's 'privacy nightmare' database really works

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- When shoppers apply for health insurance through the forthcoming state-based Obamacare exchanges, the online system will verify each applicant's information by pulling in data from more than half a dozen federal agencies rangin

'Stand Your Ground' laws up to states, not Obama or Congress

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Stevie Wonder is boycotting, demonstrators are demanding and President Barack Obama and a veteran GOP senator also are calling for changes in "stand your ground" self-defense laws in the aftermath of the Trayvon Martin killing.

'Pretty chaotic' as landing gear on Southwest jet collapsed, passenger says

New York's LaGuardia Airport reopened a runway closed after a jetliner skidded into the grass when its nose gear collapsed Monday, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Tuesday. The closure spurred two-hour flight dela

Judge blocks North Dakota's restrictive abortion law

One of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S.

Trooper faces hearing Tuesday on Boston bombing suspect photos

In the span of five days, more than 57,000 people have thrown their support behind a Massachusetts State Police trooper who was temporarily suspended for giving Boston magazine photos of the hunt and capture of one of the Boston bombing suspects.

Man accused of stalking, threatening to kill TV anchorwomen

A New York man accused of stalking and threatening to kill two nationally known TV anchorwomen has been arrested, authorities said Monday. David Lee Simpson, 48, was arrested in Bath, New York.