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Police: Mom kept autistic son in 'dungeon-like conditions'

His room smelled of urine and feces. It had no lighting, no bathroom, and there was only a mattress to furnish it.

Massive geyser puts on a surprise show

Everyone knows the story of Old Faithful. Here's the story of Old Unreliable.

The end of creative mailboxes?

Dog-shaped mailboxes, Hawaiian-print mailboxes, even tiger-protected mailboxes --- such letterbox creativity could eventually disappear.

Castro sentenced to life without parole, will never leave jail for any reason

Ariel Castro, 53, who pleaded guilty to kidnapping three women and holding them for 10 years, was sentenced on Thursday afternoon to life in prison without the possibilty of parole.

Snowden has political asylum, can stay in Russia for a year, lawyer says

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's application for political asylum has been approved, and he has left a Moscow airport, Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told CNN on Thursday.

NFL does away with AFC, NFC Pro Bowl; replaces with player draft

The National Football League announced on Wednesday they are doing away with the traditional format of the Pro Bowl which places the AFC against the NFC.

Florida deputies shoot man they mistook for car thief in his own driveway

Was he a suspect or a victim? A Florida sheriff says an unarmed man -- mistaken for a car thief and shot by deputies in his own driveway -- is both.

Arkansas inmate's bold escape caught in jailhouse security video

Gone in 60 seconds? That would be generous. A manhunt is on for an inmate who made a bold escape in Garland County, Arkansas.

Fast food protests in 7 cities this week

ast food workers will walk off work in seven cities across the country this week, continuing their campaign to garner higher wages and the right to unionize.

Judge orders Chandra Levy court documents unsealed

A judge on Monday ordered the release of sealed documents and transcripts from court proceedings related to the murder case of Chandra Levy, a Washington intern whose disappearance in 2001 drew national headlines and damaged a U.S.