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Federal investigators called in as Colorado firefighters make progress

As hundreds of firefighters began to get the upper hand on a huge blaze near Colorado Springs, Colorado, investigators stepped up their probe into the cause of the most destructive wildfire in the state's history.

Woman sentenced to death set to walk free, go shopping with victim's grandson

Paula Cooper was just 16 years old when she became the youngest person on death row in the United States. That was in 1986.

Love or country? Immigration law means hard choices for gay couples

Melanie Servetas lived the American dream. She had a six-figure salary as an executive with Wells Fargo, a Jaguar and a three-bedroom house in sunny Southern California. But then, she fell in love.

FBI searching Michigan field for Jimmy Hoffa's remains

The FBI is planning to dig in a Detroit-area field Monday in a hunt for the remains of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, according to a law enforcement source with direct knowledge of the investigation.

URGENT - Syria-explosion

A massive explosion at a military airport outside Damascus led to a large fire Sunday night. "It was big," said CNN's Fred Pleitgen, who saw the explosion from the capital.

Dad reports missing baby after 2 weeks, mom pleads for safe return

The mother of a 9-month-old New York baby who was last seen two weeks ago wearing only a diaper pleaded Thursday for someone to come forward with information.

Drug cartel hitman confesses to killing at least 30 people

Investigators thought Jose Martinez may have had something to do with the shooting of an Alabama man, found dead by hunters on a forest's edge. Little did they know.

Woman dies after rear end enhancing procedure

Police in south Florida are trying to find a man who passed himself off as a doctor from Venezuela. Investigators say he administered butt-enhancing injections to a Miami woman, who died shortly after the procedure.

Colorado blaze leaves 2 dead as firefighters battle on

The forecast Friday provides little hope for firefighters trying to make headway against a raging wildfire northeast of Colorado Springs.

Packed restaurant deck collapses into Florida bay

One moment, dozens of sports bar patrons were cheering the Miami Heat as they watched the NBA finals on a deck above South Florida's Biscayne Bay on Thursday night.