Judge and mentor L.A. Reid is leaving 'The X Factor'

(CNN) -- "The X Factor" fans may be looking forward to next week's finals, when a male country singer, a girl band and a female soloist battle it out for a $5 million record contract.

VA under scrutiny after Legionnaires' cases in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Twenty-nine patients at the Veterans Administration hospital in Pittsburgh have been diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease since January 2011, raising questions about the institution's safety practices.<

Russian state involved in ex-KGB agent Litvinenko's death, lawyer says

LONDON  -- Britain's government has evidence Russia was involved in the mysterious poisoning death of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, who was at that time working for British and Spanish intelligence services, a lawyer has said.

Obama: Enforcing pot laws in states that have legalized it not a top priority

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama says that federal law enforcement agencies have "bigger fish to fry" than prosecuting marijuana users in Colorado and Washington, which voted in November to legalize the recreational use of m

Sickle cell patient refuses to let disease define her

(CNN) -- As you can imagine, college life can be very eventful. Balancing classes, internships, and a life away from home is enough to keep anyone busy.

John McAfee says he faked heart attack to avoid deportation to Belize

(CNN) -- American technology pioneer John McAfee said he faked a heart attack while detained in Guatemala to buy time for his attorney to file a series of appeals that ultimately prevented his deportation to Belize, hastening the government&#39

Michigan cousins go after crayfish, hook a mastodon

(CNN) -- An 11-year-old from Michigan said he is going to really wow his schoolmates Friday with the "coolest" show-and-tell item anyone's ever brought to the sixth grade. After all, it's not every day you get to show off a 13,000-year-old mastodo

Stoneham man charged with capital murder

The Grimes County Grand Jury indicted James Allen Bundage of Stoneham for the September 24, 2012 Capital Murder of Patrick David McHale, also of Stoneham. Bundage is currently incarcerated in the Grimes County Jail.

Police release 911 tapes of deadly Dallas Cowboy wreck

Police in Irving, Texas have released 911 calls from the day of the deadly crash involving two Dallas Cowboys players.

Cen-Tex authorities searching for missing mother, child

The Waco Police Department is searching for a missing mother and child who have been missing since Monday.