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Michael Sam signed to Dallas Cowboys' practice squad

He may not play on game days, but Michael Sam -- the first openly gay man to be drafted into the NFL -- will at least have a home in the league once the regular season starts: the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys announced Wednesday they'd signed the

More 'Frozen' on the way in 2015

Walt Disney Studios is chipping a new "Frozen" film off the old block. On Wednesday, the studio announced that its blockbuster 2013 movie will soon have a miniature sequel in the animated short "Frozen Fever."

Experts compare details from the two ISIS execution videos

The two grim beheading videos released by ISIS over the past two weeks are, of course, eerily similar, but experts have been comparing the small details, to see what they can learn. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports on the clues, so far.

Daughter: Joan Rivers leaves ICU, 'kept comfortable' in private room

Joan Rivers has been moved out of the intensive care unit and into a private hospital room, her daughter said Wednesday.

Man gets 15-30 years for shooting Michigan teen on his porch

Theodore Wafer said he was sorry from the bottom of his heart Wednesday for gunning down an unarmed young woman on the front porch of his Michigan home, but a judge said "mistake" was the wrong word to describe a murder and sentenced

CT: Bus driver drove students while intoxicated 3 times over limit

A bus driver in Farmington was arrested for being three times the legal limit while driving students to school. Police said Tammy Costello, 44, faces 20 counts of risk of injury to a minor. She is employed by M&J Bus Inc.

ISIS video shows beheading of second American journalist, Steven Sotloff

The ISIS terror group has published a video titled "A second message to America," showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff. The video also threatens the life of British captive, David Haines.

Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy in tweet

Country music star Carrie Underwood and husband Mike Fisher took to Twitter Monday to make an announcement: They are expecting their first child.

U.S. military conducts operation in Somalia, Pentagon says

U.S. military forces conducted an operation Monday against the Al-Shabaab network in Somalia, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.