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34 ICBM launch officers implicated in cheating probe

Thirty-four intercontinental ballistic missile launch officers at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., have been implicated in cheating on the ICBM launch officer proficiency test, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said today.

Chuck E. Cheese's sold to private equity firm Apollo

The corporate owner of kid-centric restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese's has been gobbled up by a private equity firm for $1.3 billion. Apollo Global Management is paying $54 a share in cash for CEC Entertainment.

U.N. committee on sexual abuse grills Vatican officials

A senior Vatican official acknowledged Thursday there is "no excuse" for child sex abuse, as he and others were grilled by a U.N. committee about the Catholic Church's handling of pedophile priests.

Gunman, 2 women dead in Indiana grocery store shooting

A gunman killed two women inside an Indiana grocery store Wednesday night before police rushed to the scene and gunned him down when he fired at them, authorities said.

Couple hangs puppy, post pictures on Facebook

A couple is accused of hanging their puppy by its neck, then posting pictures of it on Facebook,.

Husband: Pregnant, brain-dead wife wouldn't want to be on life support

The husband of a pregnant Texas woman -- who he says has been brain dead for seven weeks -- asked a court Tuesday to force a hospital to take her off a respirator, ventilator and other machines, saying her wishes shouldn't be disregarded ju

Apple to refund millions for kids' in-app purchases

Apple will refund millions of dollars to consumers after allowing kids to make in-app purchases without their parents' consent.

Golf pro honored by PGA for coaching youth charged with molesting students

 A California golf coach honored "for developing a wealth of exciting and educational golf programs to juniors" appears in court Wednesday on charges of molesting young students.

TxDOT and DOTD kick off Sabine River Bridge replacement project

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) celebrated the start of construction on the long-awaited U.S. 84 Sabine River Bridge replacement project.

At least 17 Pakistani students killed in crash

At least 17 Pakistani students on their way home from a quiz competition were killed in a school van crash on Wednesday, a hospital official said.