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Lawsuit filed in deadly TX parade accident

Two Army veterans and their wives have filed a civil suit against the train company involved in a deadly crash in Midland, Texas.

U.S. Supreme Court looks at whether to take up same-sex marriage

Edith "Edie" Windsor lost her spouse in 2009, her grief compounded by an estate tax bill much larger than other married couples would have to pay.

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush remains in a Houston hospital Thursday after being treated for bronchitis, his spokesman said.

Key U.S. official defends use of drones

BOSTON -- In a rare move, National Security Adviser Tom Donilon on Wednesday publicly defended the United States' use of armed drones in the counter-terrorism fight, calling it a "targeted effort." Donilon addressed their controversial deployment

Way out there: U.S. military considered detonating nuclear bomb on the moon

WASHINGTON  -- You could easily skip by it in an archive search: a project titled "A Study of Lunar Research Flights." Its nickname is even more low-brow: "Project A-119."

Way out there: U.S. military considered detonating nuclear bomb on the moon

WASHINGTON  -- You could easily skip by it in an archive search: a project titled "A Study of Lunar Research Flights." Its nickname is even more low-brow: "Project A-119."

You, win the $500M Powerball jackpot? It's not happening

Last March, when the people of America were drooling at the thought of winning a record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot, we poured an icy bucket of mathematical reality over your head: You weren't going to win.

2nd lawsuit claims Clash, voice of Elmo, had sex with a minor

A second lawsuit has been filed accusing Kevin Clash, the puppeteer who provided the voice of Elmo on "Sesame Street," of engaging in a sexual relationship with a minor.

Facebook privacy hoax capitalizes on privacy fears

Something about the Facebook privacy hoax has gotten people to click "share."

Roach-eating contest winner choked to death

A 32-year-old man who died after downing dozens of roaches and worms last month to win a python at a Florida reptile store choked to death, medical officials said Monday.