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Vandals glue razor blades to playground equipment in IL park

It's perhaps the last thing you'd expect to find at a playground. Authorities say they found razor blades glued to playground equipment at a park in East Moline, Illinois.

61 cars crash on MN highway

One person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries after a 61-vehicle crash on Minnesota's Highway 55 Monday afternoon.

Oil-soaked birds spotted near site of Texas fuel spill

Initial estimates that the oil spill in Texas' Galveston Bay only adversely affected a handful of birds appears to be off.

Search crews discover eight more bodies of people killed in Saturday's mudslide

A task force of rescue experts was due to arrive in Washington on Tuesday to bolster the increasingly desperate search for survivors after an immense mudslide.

Data suggests Obama's final push for ACA dealine is working

Five million people have now signed up for health insurance on the state and federal online exchanges, the Obama administration said Monday. That's a number that suggests a big-last minute surge to get coverage.

Iowa man becomes EMT after being saved in ambulance

An Iowa man who was having a heart attack was saved by the quick actions of an Emergency Medical Technician.

MA family rescues deer stuck in fence

A deer rescue was captured on camera after a family in Attleboro, Massachusetts woke up to quite the surprise Sunday morning. Grant Kelley, 7, was the first to see it.

NY Church auctions off assault rifle during service

Grace Baptist Church in Troy, New York is not normally packed for a Sunday service, but this week there was something extra in the program. The church decided to give away a rifle.

Mumps outbreak spreads beyond Ohio State campus

An outbreak of mumps, first reported at The Ohio State University, has spread beyond campus and into the community, health officials said.

House Democrats to try to force a vote on immigration

Hoping to galvanize attention on a hot issue in an election year, House Democrats will launch a formal petition on Wednesday aimed at forcing a vote on comprehensive immigration reform, according to multiple senior Democratic aides.

Crews continue work to recover hundreds of thousands of gallons of oil from Galveston Bay

Recovery teams are working around the clock in the Gulf of Mexico after a weekend collision between a ship and a barge carrying close to a million gallons of oil.

Talking with the Exxon Valdez's captain, 25 years later

25 years ago today, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef and spilled about 11 million gallons of oil into the waters off Alaska’s Prince William Sound. That spill is the biggest tanker spill in American history.

Attorney arrested for having sex with juveniles, taping it in Oklahoma City hotel room

An Edmond attorney is behind bars after allegedly having sex with two underage girls in an Oklahoma City hotel room.

New regulations aimed at helping prisoners in federal halfway houses

Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced new regulations for the more than 200 halfway houses operated by federal contractors, requiring them to provide transportation and allow inmates to use cell phones to reconnect with family and fr

CA teen hit by train, dies after pushing girlfriend to safety

A 16-year-old girl is fighting for her life and her late boyfriend is being hailed as a hero after the pair were struck by a train.