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Beastie Boys Adam Yauch dies at 47

Adam Yauch of the pioneering hip hop group the Beastie Boys has died at the age of 47. Yauch had been receiving treatment for salivary gland cancer since 2009.

Obama administration tightens fracking rules

NEW YORK — The Obama administration tightened rules on hydraulic fracturing Friday, requiring the discloser of chemicals used in the process when done on federal and American Indian lands.

Bachmann endorses Romney

Former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann threw her support behind Mitt Romney on Thursday.

Marshall pastor arrested for soliciting undercover cop posing as teenage girl

A Marshall, TX pastor is behind bars for allegedly having an explicit internet chat with someone he believed to be a 14 year old girl.

Former NFL player Junior Seau dead at 43

Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday, according to police. He was 43.

Gingrich suspends his campaign Wednesday; Will support Romney

Newt Gingrich will briefly mention presumptive nominee Mitt Romney and signal support for his candidacy when the former House speaker suspends his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination on Wednesday, Gingrich's spokesman R.C.

Criminal charges filed in Florida hazing death

Florida authorities have brought charges against 13 people in what they called the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion, a prosecutor announced Wednesday.

4 Saints players suspended without pay for bounty program

Four players – Scott Fujita, Anthony Hargrove, Will Smith, and Jonathan Vilma – were notified today that they have been suspended without pay for conduct detrimental to the NFL as a result of their leadership roles in the New Orlean

Diabetes getting worse in young people

TYLER — There's Type 1 Diabetes that used to be called "Juvenille Diabetes" and there's Type 2 that used to be called "Adult-Onset Diabetes."

5 arrested in alleged plot to blow up Cleveland-area bridge

CLEVELAND, OHIO — A mohawk-wearing anarchist nicknamed "Cyco" was among five men arrested after allegedly conspiring to blow up a bridge about 15 miles south of Cleveland, the FBI said Tuesday.