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Cosby breaks his silence

Amid mounting allegations against him, Bill Cosby has broken his silence. Well, sort of. Cosby, accused of rape and other misdeeds by an increasing number of women, was reached at home on Friday by a freelance reporter for the New York Post.

N.C. teen's hanging death ruled a suicide; mother says it was a lynching

Claudia Lacy says she can accept anything: even that her youngest son committed suicide -- if it's proven and explained to her.

Texan crosses illegally into North Korea, denounces U.S. policies

An American who said he crossed illegally into North Korea gave an unusual press conference in the country on Sunday, where he denounced the U.S. political and economic systems.

5 said killed in shootings near Philadelphia

Five people are dead after shootings in three communities in a county near Philadelphia in what a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation says appears to be a domestic dispute.

Gunfire erupts in Sydney hostage crisis; suspect identified

 The man who held hostages in a Sydney cafe for nearly 16 hours is Man Haron Monis, an official with direct knowledge of the situation said Monday.

Russia is buying weapons - a lot of them

Moscow is going on a huge shopping spree for weapons and military equipment.

Happy sequential birthday! Two babies born at 10:11 on 12/13/14

They won't be able to count for a few years, but when the time comes, they'll be able to practice using their unique birthdays.

2 of 3 escaped inmates back in custody in Alabama

Two of the three inmates who escaped from a rural Alabama jail over the weekend are now back in custody, but the third, a murder suspect, remains on the lam.

Christmas Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about Christmas, a popular Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. In 2013, December 25th falls on a Wednesday.