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5-year-old boy fatally shoots 2-year-old sister

A Kentucky mother stepped outside of her home just for a few minutes, but it was long enough for her 5-year-old son to accidentally shoot his 2-year-old sister with the .22-caliber rifle he got for his birthday, state officials said.

BREAKING: 3 more arrested in connection with Boston Marathon bombings

Boston Police said Wednesday that three additional suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings April 15.  

Victim snatches robber's shotgun, uses it on robber's car

A would-be armed robber had to embarrassingly ask for his shotgun back that he, moments ago, had pointed in a victim’s face during an attempted armed robbery, New Orleans police said.

All options on the table regarding Syria, US officials

All options remain on the table as the Obama administration considers what, if any, military action to take in Syria following the suspected use of chemical weapons there, U.S. officials tell CNN.

Full moon gets partial blame for Civil War general's death

A full moon hung just right in the night sky as the fierce Southern Army faced the encroaching Union troops in the spring of 1863.

FDA approves morning-after pill without prescription for girls 15 and older

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it approved the availability of the Plan B One-Step emergency contraception pill without a prescription for women 15 and older.

Woman charged with kidnapping girl from school, raping her

A Philadelphia woman was indicted this week, accused of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school by posing as her mother, raping her and leaving her barely clothed and crying at a playground.

Man stabs choir members after church service

Mass had just ended at St. Jude Thaddeus Church in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the choir had begun its closing hymns when it happened.

Mother shot, killed with 10-day-old baby in arms

Police in Birmingham, Alabama are looking for a killer. A young mother was shot and killed Monday while she was holding her 10-day-old baby.

Early discussion under way on Boston bombing suspect avoiding death penalty

Preliminary talks have been under way "for the past few days" to allow Boston bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to resume providing investigators with information about the attacks in exchange for having the death penalty taken off the t