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VIDEO: 2 young boys dead after being strangled by snake at sleepover

Two young boys sleeping over at a friend's place Monday night were dead by Tuesday morning. Officials in New Brunswick, Canada, say a 13-foot snake killed the boys while they slept.

NFL, players union looking into stricter punishment for players convicted of drunken-driving offenses

According to national media sources, the National Football League and the players association are in talks to enforce stricter penalties for drunk-driving offenses.

NFL stadiums to enhance public safety, improve stadium access for fans

To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into stadiums, NFL teams will implement an NFL policy this year that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into stadiums.

National root beer float day

While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday. A childhood favorite so special, it needs a spoon and a straw for consumption -- August 6 is National Root Beer Float Day!

Ill boy dies days after serving as parents' best man

Logan Stevenson's role as best man at his parents' wedding Saturday came just in time. Logan, a 2-year-old terminally ill Pennsylvania boy whose parents moved up their ceremony so he could witness it, died Monday night at his home in Jeanette with

'Whitey' Bulger's fate in jury's hands as deliberations begin

BOSTON (CNN) -- After almost a month of colorful witnesses and rancorous testimony, the jury begins deliberations Tuesday in the trial of alleged crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger.

Fort Hood witness on Hasan: 'His punishment will come'

Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Royal survived the 2009 massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, with two bullet wounds to his back.

Gunman with 18-year grudge suspected after 3 killed at town council meeting

Ross Township in rural Pennsylvania is the kind of place that, in the words of one county official, is "never in the newspaper." Monday night changed that.

Debate over NSA programs gets renewed attention amid terror threat

There's no proof that the current terror threats in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond were uncovered through a federal program that monitors domestic telephone data, Rep.

Paula Deen's extortionist signs plea agreement

A Georgia man accused of trying to extort Paula Deen by threatening to divulge "true and damning" information about the embattled celebrity chef has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, court documents show. Thomas George Paculis, 62,