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Man charged with child porn offers to be chemically castrated

A 54-year-old convicted sex offender offered up an unusual punishment in addition to jail time. Larry Hocken, of Davison, pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in June and will serve at least 12 years in jail.

American Airlines flight makes emergency landing

An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing Monday at San Francisco International Airport after a problem with an air duct caused some cabin panels to buckle, a spokesman said.

Coroner: Dad collapses on infant daughter, she survives 3 days

   It easily could have been a double tragedy, the coroner said.

Abandoned Connecticut ghost town up for sale

Anyone who has ever dreamed of owning their own town may have that chance. A village in the Moodus section of East Haddam is on the auction block after it has been deserted for years.

Firefighter, paramedic's split-second decision saves dog in burning VA home

Firefighters and paramedics said they witnessed a miracle while crews were battling a blaze a Petersburg home Thursday.

American nurse with protective gear gets Ebola; how could this happen?

 The nurse in Texas seemed to have taken all the precautions needed to protect herself from Ebola.

Iraq military abandons key Anbar base to ISIS militants

 Iraq's military abandoned a strategically important base in Anbar province after heavy fighting with ISIS militants, provincial security forc

Taliban attack on military convoy kills 14 Afghan soldiers and police

 Taliban insurgents have killed 14 Afghan National Security forces, including two policemen, in northern Afghanistan, government officials said.

Redskins owner sits with Navajo Nation president

 Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder was seen Sunday sitting with the outgoing president of the Navajo Nation as the NFL team continues taking he

Child who fell into jaguar exhibit at Arkansas Zoo is in stable condition

A child who fell into a jaguar exhibit at the Little Rock Zoo in Arkansas on Friday is now listed in stable condition, according to a hospital spokesman.