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Montana teacher gets 30 days in jail in rape of 14-year-old student who later kills herself

A mother in Montana is outraged that a high school teacher who admitted raping her 14-year-old daughter received only a month in prison, while her daughter took her own life.

2-million 'Patriot Bikers' from across the U.S. riding to D.C. in honor of 9/11 victims

From a “pipe dream” to a national movement, Patriot Bikers from across this great nation are preparing to ride to Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2013, to honor those who were killed in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Nissan plans to sell self-driving cars by 2020

Self-driving cars could be coming to the market in just a few years, if Nissan sticks to its just-announced plan. The Japanese automaker said Tuesday it will begin selling autonomous cars by the year 2020.

Wal-Mart to cover benefits for domestic partners

Wal-Mart will offer health insurance benefits to same-sex couples and domestic partners starting in 2014.

NFL donates equipment to 'Heads Up' league in Moore, OK

The National Football League Foundation announced today a donation of more than 1,000 pieces of equipment, including helmets and shoulder pads, to the Oklahoma Elite Football League based in Moore, Oklahoma.

NASCAR driver boosts vets' morale at 200 mph

Brad Keselowski is once again a contender in this year's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, but off the track he is championing a cause dear to his heart.

At Google, apps to help discover (and conquer) the world around you

The "Niantic" was a whaling ship used during the Gold Rush of the 1800s and then run aground to be used for storage and as a hotel in a place now known as San Francisco.

Missouri rodeo clown says he wore Bush, Reagan masks in the past

The rodeo clown whose controversial routine mocking President Barack Obama got him banned for life from the Missouri State Fair said in his first televised interview Monday he'd mocked other presidents in the past during his act.

Would the government have spied on MLK Jr. today?

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. as Public Enemy No. 1? Well, 50 years ago, that was nearly true.

Senator: Avoid optics of 'Western vs. Islamic struggle' on Syria

A top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee urged the Obama administration against taking unilateral military action in Syria, in part because of how it would look in the international community.