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Obama announces 300 military advisers going to Iraq

By Barbara Starr and Tom Cohen- CNN

IN Woman uses back scratcher and wrench to beat, chase away intruder

By Kendall Downing Marion, IN (WXIN) -- Bet you never knew a back scratcher and a wrench could fight off an intruder. A central Indiana couple simply told a crook no way and took matters into their own hands.

TN Man shot in the chest drives 2 blocks so kids wouldn't see him die

By Jessica Gertler, Memphis, TN (WREG) -- A man turns his life around, only to be violently murdered just feet from his Southeast Memphis home.

Traveler allegedly uses suitcase handle to smuggle $82K of cocaine into JFK

By SAMANTHA TATA New York, NY (WPIX) -- The thin handle rails of a suitcase were an alleged smuggler's hiding spot of choice for more than $82,000 worth of cocaine, according law enforcement at John F. Kennedy Airport.

Baltimore police officer slashed dog's throat, authorities say

By Faith Karimi and Kevin Conlon- CNN (CNN) -- A Baltimore police officer faces felony animal cruelty charges after he slit the throat of a dog that had escaped from home, authorities said.

MN student sues school after his suspension over ‘sarcastic’ tweet

A Minnesota high school student suspended after posting what he called a "sarcastic" tweet involving a teacher has filed a lawsuit against the school district, the superintendent and Principal of Rogers High School and the Rogers Poli

GA toddler dies after father forgets him in car

A Georgia child has died after being left in a hot car.

TX authorities raid home packed with snakes

Authorities made a frightening discovery Wednesday morning in a Houston, Texas area home. They brought out 15 snakes in cages and pillow cases. They were found packed into two rear bedrooms. Many appeared to be underfed.

FL mom allegedly brands children

A Port Charlotte, Florida woman is charged with child abuse, after police say she intentionally burned her two young children with a hot stick so she would know they were hers.

FDA issues new guidelines for reducing sodium intake

The Food and Drug Administration is preparing new voluntary guidelines to reduce the salt in restaurant meals and processed foods.