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Sheriff confirms Andy Griffith has died at 86

A North Carolina icon has died. Andy Griffith passed away this morning at his home in Dare County. The actor's death was first confirmed by former UNC President Bill Friday and later by Dare County Sheriff Doug Doughtie.

Anderson Cooper says he's gay, happy and proud

In a lengthy e-mail message to the Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan that was posted to the site on Monday, CNN's Anderson Cooper comes out publicly as gay.

Revolutionary Party expects return to power in Mexican presidential vote

MEXICO CITY (CNN) -- The political party that ruled Mexico for more than 70 years appears poised to return to power after election authorities projected Enrique Peña Nieto as the winner of the nation's presidential vote.

Man loses leg to flesh eating bacteria

An Indiana man is recovering at home after losing his leg to a flesh eating bacteria. It's the same kind of bacteria that made national news in Georgia and South Carolina.

Katie Holmes files for divorce from Tom Cruise

Seven years after famously jumping on a couch during an "Oprah" taping to declare his love, actor Tom Cruise and his wife, Katie Holmes, are calling it quits, his attorney said Friday.

US Attorney General Eric Holder found in contempt of Congress

The House of Representatives voted Thursday to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt for refusing to turn over documents tied to the botched Fast and Furious gun-running sting -- a discredited operation that has become a sharp

What the health care ruling means to you

(CNN) -- The Supreme Court's decision Thursday to uphold the Affordable Care Act means that the predictions about how it will affect all Americans remain in place. Here are some highlights:

Supreme Court upholds Obamacare

U.S. — According to CNN, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday to uphold President Barack Obama's health care law, with justices upholding a key provision requiring people to have health insurance.

Colorado wildfire of 'epic proportions' displaces 32,000

Predicted thunderstorms could complicate efforts Wednesday to tame an explosive wildfire that has already chased some 32,000 residents from their homes near Colorado Springs, Colorado.

FBI: Nationwide child prostitution sweep leads to 104 arrests, 79 children rescued

During a three-day law enforcement sweep targeting the problem of teenage prostitution, officers rescued 79 children and arrested 104 alleged pimps, the FBI announced Monday.