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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.

30 injured in Chicago train derailment

Thirty-two people were injured -- none seriously -- when an eight-car Chicago Transit Authority train continued through the end of the platform and struck the escalators leading to the terminals at O'Hare International Airport early Monday

Caught On Camera: Oregon teens beat man over cigarette

A quick trip to the store lands a man in the hospital in Portland, Oregon. Police say a mob of teenagers used a metal crutch and "razor" mini scooter to beat a man because he refused to give them cigarettes.

Dietitians say it's possible to feed kids healthy food that won't break the bank

Food manufacturers have made it easy to feed children on the go with convenient packaging of kid favorites at the right price. But nutrition can get lost in convenience.

More than a dozen still missing days after massive mudslide near Olympia, Washington

At least eight people are dead and 18 more are missing after a massive mudslide tore through a residential community in Washington State Saturday, leaving behind a swath of devastation.

Subprime mortgages making a comeback

Borrowers with bad credit were shut out of the mortgage market after the housing bubble burst, but now a handful of small lenders are starting to offer subprime loans again.

Microsoft defends its right to read your email

Microsoft is defending its right to break into its customers' accounts and read their emails

New app helps you avoid your friends, exes

 After moving to New York, Brian Moore could not stop running into his ex-girlfriend. There were four awkward and unplanned encounters in six months, to be exact.