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WARNING GRAPHIC: Man sentenced to 35 years for biting off chunk of girlfriend's face

Today, a 50-year-old Virginia Beach man was sentenced to 35 years in prison for aggravated malicious wounding after police say he chased down his girlfriend and chewed off a chunk of her face.

Chicago teachers strike; students and parents scramble

(CNN) -- Chicago teachers and administrators started talking again Monday, hours after the educators' union called a strike and school officials said they had nothing left to give.

Pot use may increase risk of testicular cancer

Marijuana may double the risk of testicular cancer among young men, particularly tumors that are more severe, according to a new study published in the American Cancer Society's journal, Cancer.

Police motorcyclist in presidential motorcade dies after Florida accident

CNN) -- A police motorcyclist in President Barack Obama's motorcade died Sunday in Florida following a serious highway accident, police and the top White House spokesman said. The officer from the Jupiter, Florida, police department was transporte

Venezuela detains captain of U.S. ship, crew members say

(CNN) -- Venezuelan authorities have detained the captain of a U.S.-flagged ship docked in a northwestern port city, accusing him of arms trafficking, according to crew members on board.

Drew Peterson guilty of murder in ex-wife's death

An Illinois jury on Thursday found former Chicago-area police sergeant Drew Peterson guilty of murder in the 2004 death of his ex-wife.

Chickens test positive for West Nile in Iowa

Chickens from the sentinel flock in Scott County, Iowa have tested positive for the West Nile virus.

7.6-magnitude quake hits Costa Rican coast

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck the northwest coast of Costa Rica Wednesday, resulting in some damage, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

U.S. Debt Clock reaches $16 trillion

In the midst of political conventions, the U.S. National Debt Clock has reached an unwelcome milestone - $16 trillion dollars in total federal debt.

"Green Mile" actor, Michael Clarke Duncan, dead at 54

Michael Clarke Duncan, nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the 1999 film "The Green Mile," has died at age 54, according to a representative for his family.