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Virginia child killed by stray bullet during 4th of July celebration

A 7-year-old boy died Thursday night after he was shot in head by a stray bullet, Chesterfield Police said.

Political week ahead: Five stories to watch

The issues of abortion and illegal immigration will be in the spotlight over the next week, but all eyes will be on Texas on Monday for a major player to announce his political plans.

VIDEO: 4th of July celebrations take place across the U.S.

The Fourth of July is the day in the United States designated to celebrate our nation's freedom. Celebrations took place all across the country and, of course, fireworks were the grand finale to them all.

Listeria outbreak linked to cheese; 1 dead, 4 sickened

A listeria outbreak linked to cheese might have killed one person and sickened four others in four states, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday. One of the cases was a pregnant woman who suffered a miscarriage.

Late Pope John Paul II to get sainthood, Vatican says

The Roman Catholic Church will declare the late Pope John Paul II a saint, the Vatican announced Friday.

Chrysler recalls nearly half-million vehicles over head restraint issue

Chrysler took the preemptive step this week of recalling nearly half a million vehicles because of issues with the active head-restraint function found in several makes and models.

Trayvon Martin's mother, brother take the stand

Prosecutors on Friday called Trayvon Martin's mother and brother to the stand in the trial of the man who fatally shot him.

Greenwood's 'God Bless The USA' turns 30

One of the country's best-known, modern patriotic songs turned 30 this year. Lee Greenwood penned his classic "God Bless The USA" in May of 1983.

Returning Nathan's hot dog eating champs keep their titles

Two competitive eating champions defended their title Thursday at New York's annual Independence Day hot dog eating competition.

16-year-old tries to kill man with a machete; has history with gang activity

A California teen who recently moved to Slidell is now facing attempted murder charges. Police say he used the rusty machete pictured above against his brother’s friend.