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Blaze blamed on campfire roars near Yosemite

MARIPOSA, California (CNN) -- A campfire left untended sparked a blaze near Yosemite National Park that is threatening hundreds of homeowners -- but firefighters are starting to get a handle on it. About 500 homes are under mandatory evacuation or

Brazilian protesters to take a break as more security hits the streets

SAO PAULO, Brazil (CNN) -- After a chorus of cries for social justice echoed through the streets of Brazil for days, protesters called for a time out Wednesday.

House passes late term abortion ban

The House of Representatives Tuesday passed a GOP-sponsored bill banning so- called "late term abortions" -- procedures for women who are beyond 20 weeks into their pregnancy.

It's official: Jack Lew's new signature

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- It's official: Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has undergone a transformation, at least when it comes to penmanship. The Treasury Department on Tuesday unveiled Lew's official new signature, which will soon grace the bottom righ

5-year-old girl's lemonade stand draws ire of Westboro Baptist Church

Topeka (KCTV) -- A 5-year-old girl set up a lemonade stand across the street from the Westboro Baptist Church compound, and now the group is targeting her.

Chrysler relents, agrees to recall 2.7 million Jeeps

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Chrysler Group reversed course and agreed to a recall of 2.7 million Jeeps Tuesday, giving in to the the government's request in the final hours before a deadline. Chrysler stated last week that it will not comply with the r

Breast-feeding is best, so ban bottles, Venezuelan lawmaker proposes

Venezuelan lawmakers are weighing whether to ban the use of baby bottles as part of a push to promote breast-feeding, state media reported. The proposed measure will be up for debate in the South American country's National Assembly on Tuesday, la

Feds charge 3 in Ohio slavery case

A mentally disabled woman and her daughter were held in an Ohio apartment for two years, forced to perform manual labor and threatened with dogs and snakes to keep them compliant, federal authorities said Tuesday. The people accused of holding the

Wrong date on Ed Koch's tombstone corrected

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Former New York Mayor Ed Koch has been dead for more than four months, but a mistake on his tombstone likely would have amused him.

Man points fake grenade launcher at cars; uncle convicted of terrorism hoax

A man who paraded his cloaked 16-year-old nephew around a busy Phoenix intersection with a fake rocket-propelled grenade launcher was found guilty Monday on endangerment and terrorism hoax charges. Michael David Turley, 40, posted a video on YouTu