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Mississippi set to execute 1st female prisoner in 70 years

The letter starts off like any normal letter from a son to his mother. "First, let me say Happy M-Day, + I Love you." The second sentence, however, reveals a darker history.

25 strippers sue city of San Diego

Nude dancers at a Kearny Mesa strip club have filed a claim against the city of San Diego over the conduct of police officers during a recent raid at the club.

AZ Dad of 7-pound baby buys tobacco, not formula

A Phoenix couple faces child abuse charges for neglecting to feed their 9-month-old baby who weighed 7 pounds when he was seen by medical staff, police said.

Supreme Court considers challenges against Obamacare contraception mandate

Women's rights activists rallied outside the Supreme Court Tuesday, begging justices to uphold the Obamacare requirement that private businesses offer contraceptive care.

GA: high school player saves umpire's life during game

Some of us go through our whole lives and never find out whether we'd come through in the clutch.

National Ag Day 2014

Today is National Ag Day.

FL family traps panty burglar in bathroom

Fast asleep overnight Saturday, a Golden Gate, Florida family was jolted awake. "We heard a big boom sound. My husband got up, ran to my kids' room," said mother Janet Gonzalez.

FL Man attacks estranged wife with machete, son jumps in

It was the middle of the night Sunday when Okeechobee County investigators say Jose Fonseca broke into his estranged wife's home for a second time that day.

CO school suspends 11-year-old for shaving her head in support of classmate's battle with cancer

It was meant as a gesture of solidarity: a girl in Grand Junction, Colorado shaved her head to support her friend, who is battling cancer.

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.