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Dollar coin advocates renew push to replace dollar bill

 People who want to replace the flimsy dollar bill with a sturdier metal coin are pushing their cause again.

Amanda Bynes' parents seek conservatorship

Amanda Bynes' parents are taking legal steps to obtain conservatorship of the troubled 27-year-old actress's finances.

FDA warns one brand of vitamin B supplement contains dangerous steroids

 Federal regulators warned consumers to avoid one brand of vitamin B dietary supplement because it contains potentially harmful anabolic steroids.

Man armed with bat and knife attempts to rob a gun store -- he fails

As the saying goes, don't bring a knife to a gun fight. Or, in this case, don't try to hold up a gun store with a baseball bat and a knife.

Soldier returns from Afghanistan to learn his beloved dog is gone

A purebred yellow Labrador retriever, Oakley likes to run, swim and get into most everything -- "whether it's trouble or not," his owner 1st Lt. Brandon Harker affectionately says.

7 killed in Florida hostage standoff

A gunman killed six people overnight at a Florida apartment complex before police shot him dead following a shootout, authorities said early Saturday.

BREAKING: Ariel Castro pleads guilty to 937 counts, avoids death penalty

Three young kidnapping victims could be spared another ordeal because there may be no trial. Castro is accused of holding three women against their will for about a decade.

VIDEO: Alligator eats 80 lb. dog

North Carolina authorities shot and killed an alligator they say ate an 80 pound dog. Authorities found the massive alligator Wednesday with remnants of the dog still in its mouth.

MUST WATCH: Spain train crash impact

We're now getting a look at shocking surveillance video from the deadly train crash in Northwestern Spain.

It's 'National Tequila Day'

Here's something that may have you reaching for a drink today. It's national tequila day! The liquor is made from the agave plant.