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The White House confirms death of American ISIS hostage Kayla Jean Mueller

The family of an American aid worker held captive by the Islamist terror group ISIS said Tuesday that they have received confirmation that she is dead.

11-year-old Ohio girl faces murder charge for beating infant to death

An 11-year-old Ohio girl has been charged with murder following the death of a 2-month-old baby. The girl's mother was babysitting the 2-month-old Saturday night when the incident happened.

Lawmakers ask health experts why measles is spreading so fast

This morning a panel of lawmakers will ask the nation's top health experts why measles is spreading so fast -- and what we can do to stop it.

Neil Armstrong's widow finds artifacts from moonwalk in a closet

  Any traveler who returns with mementos from their adventures might struggle deciding what exactly to do with them.

Vets fight to save hero dog who tried to shield owner from house fire

Deadly flames licked all around her, but a heroic dog in a suburban Cincinnati basement refused to leave her owner. Now that dog, a 9-year-old boxer named Carmen, has a team of vets fighting around the clock to save her life.

Mom furious after school sends letter declaring her daughter overweight

A Palm Beach Gardens, Florida mom is furious about the letter from a nurse she found in her first grader's backpack Thursday.

‘American Sniper’ trial begins

Jury selection is underway in the trial of the man accused of killing "American Sniper" Chris Kyle.

Odds of winning the Powerball jackpot: 1 in 175,000,000

Before you start thinking about what you'd do with $450 million, let's get serious: You're not going to win.

Same-sex couples to wed in Alabama despite efforts to block them

Tori Sisson and Shanté Wolfe of Tuskegee, Alabama, camped outside the Montgomery County Courthouse overnight, hoping that when the sun rose Monday, they'd be the first same-sex couple to be legally married in the county.

New implant allows ‘profoundly deaf’ teen to hear for the first time

Maggie Gleason, 14, who was born deaf, heard sound for the first time in her life when hearing specialists at UH Case Medical Center turned on an innovative electronic device called an auditory brainstem implant, or ABI.

Homeowners across northeast monitor snow on roofs

The next time you shovel snow from your driveway, consider picking up a roof rake and clearing snow on top of your house, too.

Obama to talk ISIS strategy with German Chancellor

Today President Obama's meeting with Germany's Chancellor - a key ally in the war on terror - as critics question whether the U.S. strategy against ISIS is working.

'Hunger Games' tour launches in Atlanta

 When people think of a city that stands in for a dystopian society, they might think of Atlanta because it's the

Chimps still stuck in research labs despite promise of retirement

Despite a promise more than a year and half ago by the National Institutes of Health to retire the vast majority of govern