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Rising tensions in Iraq forces U.S. to send troops to protect our embassy

170 American troops are now in Iraq, securing the U.S. embassy and moving some staffers out of Baghdad.

CT 'Hoarder' may have been buried under rubble for days

By Susan Raff & Rob Polansky Cheshire, CT (WFSB) -- A house in Cheshire collapsed over the weekend, but the victim inside may have been buried under the rubble for days.

CO man attempts to run 15 marathons in 15 days to raise money for Ugandan school

Chris Robbie looks a lot like a guy you'd expect to run marathons: Thin and compact, full of energy. But 15 marathons in as many days? It takes a special kind of man to do something as crazy as that.

KFC apologizes to 3-yr-old dog mauling victim, pledges money for medical bills

KFC has issued an apology after an employee allegedly asked a 3-year-old dog mauling victim to leave a Jackson, Mississippi restaurant because of her facial scars.

Caught on Cam: TX man braves intense flames to rescue motorist

It's instinctual: Most people run away from fire as fast as they can. Instead, 27-year-old Chris Young of Spring, Texas ran as fast as he could toward an overturned Jeep that was engulfed in flames early Sunday morning.

WI Men driving stolen vehicle slam into police van, injure cops

Four Milwaukee, Wisconsin police officers were injured early Monday morning when a stolen vehicle slammed into their van.

Scientists conduct landmark study in hopes of preventing Alzheimer's

70 year-old Peter Bristol is getting an infusion he hopes, over time, will prevent memory loss. It started when the retired horticulturist started forgetting everyday things.

PN dentist fails to properly clean his tools, patients urged to get tested

Patients of a Pennsylvania dentist are being told to get tested for life-threatening diseases.

Alex Trebek sets record for hosting

By Todd Leopold- CNN (CNN) -- What is a new record for hosting a single show, Alex? "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek should be giving that answer himself -- since he's the man who set the record.

Padres legend Tony Gwynn dies at 54

San Diego, CA (KSWB) -- Major League Baseball legend Tony Gwynn, who had a remarkable 20-season career with the San Diego Padres, has died at the

Golf cart driver arrested for assault at U.S. Open

By Janet DiGiacomo- CNN (CNN) -- A golf cart driver at the U.S. Open was arrested and charged after authorities say he slammed into a state trooper.

Starbucks offers workers 2 years of free college

By Gregory Wallace NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Starbucks baristas working through college are about to get an extra boost from their employer.

VIDEO: Massive propane tank explodes in Utah, debris rains down quarter mile away

Roadblocks may be inconvenient when a fire seems so far away, but law enforcement and firefighters know there are potential dangers that can arise.

FL man allegedly lures 9-year-old girl and her father to record rape, murder

A Longwood, Florida man faces several charges after authorities said he planned to rape a young girl, kill her family and film the rape to produce a DVD.