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Letters containing ricin postmarked from Shreveport

Last week, letters were sent to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that tested positive for the poison ricin.

$1 billion in cocaine intercepted en route to US

Authorities intercepted two speedboats -- sinking one -- and recovered about 13,000 pounds of cocaine worth almost $1 billion. Indeed, that's billion with a B.

President Obama, NYC Mayor Bloomberg get suspicious letters

A suspicious letter addressed to President Barack Obama intercepted Thursday in the Washington area appears to be connected to possibly poison-laced notes sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and an anti-illegal-gun group he founded, a law

Mystery surrounds death of former star quarterback in Michigan woods

Sometime Sunday, onetime college football standout Cullen Finnerty called his family from a fishing trip to say he was nervous. He wanted off the river.

Trailer comes unhitched from truck, kills 7 including children

 A trailer came unhitched from a truck near Syracuse, New York, on Wednesday, and struck an approaching minivan, killing seven people, authorities said.

VIDEO: No. 2 leader of Taliban killed in US drone strike

The number two leader of the Pakistan Taliban was killed Wednesday by a drone strike. Wali-Ur Rehman Mehsud was one of seven people killed in the attack.

POLICE: Man runs red light while having sex in driver's seat, crashes car

A half-naked man hiding behind a cactus, a bleeding, naked woman on the ground, and a crashed Ford Explorer were all elements of a crime scene in Albuquerque, NM, police said.

VIDEO: Maryland train derails, causes explosion

A truck was involved in Tuesday's freight train derailment in Rosedale, Maryland, and a resulting hazardous-materials situation is prompting the evacuation of a half-mile area, according to a Baltimore County police official who declined to

Purple Heart returned to soldier's family 70 years after death

A Purple Heart that has been missing for years has finally been returned to a Wisconsin family. The soldier who earned it, Otto Trapp, died 70 years ago.

Marijuana, fights, guns: Zimmerman prosecution wins most pretrial battles

The judge overseeing the George Zimmerman murder trial handed a series of pretrial victories to the prosecution Tuesday, barring the defense from introducing information about Trayvon Martin at trial, which begins in two weeks.