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Texas couple charged with forcing nanny to work for no pay

A Houston-area couple is accused of forcing a Nigerian woman to care for their five children and home without pay, seizing her passport and not letting her leave

Pennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlock

Pennsylvania state government is setting a new state record for gridlock

Why Does Marco Rubio Want You To Call Him Bae?

Some political candidates try really hard to convince America they're cool, even if no one asked for that.

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Man casually trips suspect on the run from police

A civilian in England decided to help the cops out by tripping the alleged drug dealer they were running after. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

Man Dies After Setting Himself On Fire In Front Of Kensington Palace

Police received a call about a man acting suspiciously early Tuesday morning. When they arrived, they found a man in his 40s on fire.

Obama administration plans new high-level cyber official

The Obama administration is planning to create a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts as part of its 2017 budget proposal announced Tuesday

VA hospitals compare favorably on deaths, readmission rates

Veterans' hospitals compare pretty favorably with others when it comes to treating older men with three common conditions _ heart attacks, heart failure and pneumonia

Viacom CEO defends self in testy exchange on 1Q results

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman defended himself in a testy exchange with analysts during a quarterly earnings conference call in which the media company behind MTV and Paramount Pictures missed revenue expectations for the fifth quarter in a row

Everything You Should Know About The Driverless Car You'll Own Someday

How do they work? Are they safe? And when will they be ready?

US Army study: Iraq's Mosul dam at 'higher risk' of failure

The US Army Corps of Engineers say they have identified "signs of distress" at Mosul Dam, indicating that it is at "significantly higher risk of failure" than previously understood

Officer injured in shootout with marathon bombers to retire

A transit police officer who was shot and critically injured during a shootout with the Boston Marathon bombers has announced his retirement

Adnan Syed defense: 'We proved our case' for murder retrial

The defense says "we proved our case," arguing that Adnan Syed deserves a retrial because his lawyers failed to call a key alibi witness and because prosecutors presented misleading cell tower data exposed by the "Serial" podcast

The NFL Takes A Stance Against Prospects Convicted Of Domestic Abuse

Players convicted of violent crimes won't be allowed to attend the NFL combine or draft, according to a memo obtained by USA Today.

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Check out the world's most expensive Valentine's Day bouquet

This Valentine's Day you can buy flowers or you can buy the world's most expensive bouquet. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

Head-On Train Collision Kills At Least 9 In Southern Germany

Around 150 people were injured when two trains on a single track crashed in Bavaria. Many were trapped in the wreckage.

UK lawmakers say proposed spy law fails to protect privacy

Lawmakers responsible for scrutinizing Britain's intelligence agencies say there are not enough privacy safeguards in plans to strengthen government powers to spy on the Internet

Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap: Study

New research says guns, drugs and cars contribute substantially to the life-expectancy gap between the United States and other developed nations

Energy agency says gasoline will average under $2 in 2016

US energy agency predicts gasoline will average under $2 a gallon for first time since 2004

Exorcists To Ted Cruz: 'Leave Your Power-Hungry Demonic Soul!'

A pair of protesters attempted to "exorcise" Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at a rally in New Hampshire.

Senate confirms Obama's choice for ambassador to Myanmar

Senate confirms President Barack Obama's nominee to serve as ambassador to Myanmar

Train crash in southern Germany causes deaths, injuries

Police say several people have been killed or injured in an early morning train crash in southern Germany

Former Tyco CEO named board chairman of ex-prisoners group

A former business titan convicted in a notorious corporate fraud case is now board chairman of a nonprofit that helps ex-prisoners

Arizona bill aims to give state the right to refuse refugees

Legislation being proposed by an Arizona House Republican would block the state from helping resettle refugees if it can't ensure they have been properly screened and vetted for terrorism risks

Goldie Hawn Could Return To Big Screen For The First Time In 14 Years

Hawn hasn't been in a film since 2002's "The Banger Sisters."

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Unlucky man struck by meteorite may be first known fatality modern times

A man in Indian may be the unlucky first person to be killed by a meteorite in modern times. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

Former President Says Mexico Won't Pay For Trump's 'Stupid' Wall

Former Mexico President Felipe Calderón spoke out against Donald Trump's proposed wall on the southern border. Here's a hint: He's not having it.