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TX Mom finds 3 of her kids dead

Police are investigating after a mother found the bodies of her children inside their Stafford, Texas home. Detectives say the bodies were scattered in different parts of the home with gunshot wounds.

Seattle Archdiocese settles 30 sex-abuse cases for $12 million

By Ralph Ellis- CNN (CNN) -- The Archdiocese of Seattle has settled 30 claims of sexual abuse that were filed against the archdiocese and members of the Christian Brothers religious order, the archdiocese announced Tuesday.

CA Mom who abandoned son allegedly abducts him from foster home

By Tracy Bloom Los Angeles, CA (KTLA) -- Police were searching for a 4-year-old boy on Wednesday who was allegedly kidnapped by his mother from his foster mom's residence in Pomona, authorities said.

Boehner plans lawsuit against Obama over executive orders

By Deirdre Walsh- CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (CNN) -- House Speaker John Boehner on Wednesday told reporters that he plans to sue President Barack Obama over his use of executive action.

Hot-car toddler death: Tragic accident or murder?

By Eliott C. McLaughlin- CNN

Ebola epidemic 'out of control' in West Africa

By Danielle Dellorto- CNN (CNN) -- The deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has hit "unprecedented" proportions, according to relief workers on the ground.

Supreme Court rules police need warrant to search cell phones

By Bill Mears- CNN WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that police may not search the cell phones of criminal suspects upon arrest without a warrant -- a sweeping endorsement for privacy rights.

New CDC ad campaign uses graphic images of disfigured former smokers

A graphic ad campaign from the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention aimed at helping smokers quit will soon hit the airwaves. The ads tell real-life stories of tobacco's dangers.

MO Woman killed en route to bachelorette party

By DeAnn Smith, Bonyen Lee Morgan County, MO (KCTV) -- A 26-year-old old Lee's Summit woman was killed in a car crash while she was traveling to the Lake of the Ozarks for her bachelorette party.

WA Police: Kids found covered in feces, urine after mom skips town for days

By Steve Kiggins Auburn, WA (KCPQ) -- An Auburn mom is in jail after police say she abandoned her two toddlers for the better part of a week.

TX: 14-Year-old sexually assaulted after leaving school bus

By Elyssa Lassiter DALLAS (KDAF) -- DALLAS—You know, you should be able to walk home from school and be safe. That didn't happen Monday morning for one 14-year-old near Mountain Creek Lake.

MN Police release interviews, other evidence outlining teen's school massacre plot

Recordings released on Tuesday reveal new evidence on a Waseca, Minnesota teenager's alleged plot to murder his family and bomb his school.

Whistleblower comes forward & admitts she was forced to maintain secret waiting list

As Congress continues to investigate why it took some veterans so long to see a doctor, we're hearing shocking new revelations from a Veterans Affairs employee who says she was forced to keep that secret appointment list.

Boehner says he's 'all in' for speaker in next Congress

By Lisa Desjardins CNN Capitol Hill Reporter WASHINGTON (CNN) -- To the pile of accusations against the IRS, now add one of the first opinions by a nonpartisan official that the agency went outside the law.