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Man gets life for murder of toddler found in trash bag
Michael McCarthy was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison with parole eligibility in 20 years for the murder of Bella Bond, the 2-year-old girl whose body was found in a trash bag near Boston two years ago. ... More >>


The murder of Bella Bond
The murder of 2-year-old toddler Bella Bond, also known as "Baby Doe," captivated the world. CNN's Brynn Gingras has the details surrounding her case. ... More >>


Trial gives disturbing glimpse into heroin addiction
Michael McCarthy is the only person on trial for the murder of Bella Bond, the 2-year-old toddler whose body was found in a trash bag two years ago near Boston. ... More >>


Killer thought 2-year-old 'was a demon'
The man accused of killing 2-year-old Bella Bond, the cherubic girl whose unidentified remains were found in a trash bag two years ago near Boston, was obsessed with the occult and thought the young girl was a demon, Suffolk County prosecutors said in opening statements on Tuesday. ... More >>


Statewide reforms announced after baby's death
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced major reforms to the state's child protection agency Monday after recent tragedies, including the case of Baby Bella, the toddler whose body washed up on the shore of Boston Harbor. ... More >>


Ten Commandments monument unveiled -- destroyed hours later
The newly unveiled Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the Arkansas state Capitol was knocked over early Wednesday, less than 24 hours after it was erected, a state government official told CNN. ... More >>


Two workers struck and killed by Amtrak train
Amtrak service resumed Wednesday morning between Washington DC and Philadelphia after two CSX employees were struck and killed by an Amtrak train shortly before midnight near Washington's Union Station, the train service and railroad company said. ... More >>


Flint airport stabbing suspect to remain in jail
A man accused of stabbing a police officer at a Michigan airport in what authorities are treating as a possible terror attack will remain in custody, a judge ruled Wednesday. ... More >>


'Good Samaritan' beaten, mistaken for a kidnapper
A Florida police department is warning people of the dangers of spreading false information after a good Samaritan was mistaken for a kidnapper and had his name and picture spread across Facebook. ... More >>


FBI finds new clue in missing grad student case
The last known sighting of 26-year-old graduate student Yingying Zhang was on the afternoon of June 9. ... More >>


Prosecutor takes Florida governor to court
Just three months into her new position, prosecutor Aramis Ayala made a sweeping announcement. ... More >>


Flight diverted after woman gives birth
It was not weather or a mechanical problem that diverted a Spirit Airlines flight on June 22. It was the unscheduled arrival of an additional passenger, born midflight, that caused the plane from Fort Lauderdale to Dallas to make an unscheduled stop in New Orleans. ... More >>


She's raising grandkids amid heroin epidemic
Debbie raises four grandchildren amid the heroin epidemic, a new role being thrust on many grandparents in the heart of the crisis. "It's sad," she says. "I'll probably raise them until the day I die." ... More >>


Opinion: Greg Gianforte should not get a free pass
We shouldn't forget about Rep. Greg Gianforte. The newest congressman's guilty plea this month in a Montana court on charges of misdemeanor assault -- resulting in sentence of no jail time -- and his $50,000 donation to a press freedom organization (Gianforte is worth north of $300 million) may sat... More >>


Musician with ALS faces next challenge: healthcare reform
On Monday, Jason Becker, a musician with ALS who was once a virtuosic guitarist, took to Facebook to speak out against the Senate health care bill. ... More >>


Yes, you can actually get a live lobster through airport security
The claws came out for a security screening. ... More >>


How exercise can improve your love life
You've likely heard that regular exercise can reduce the risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or osteoporosis. ... More >>


Serena Williams tells John McEnroe to 'respect my privacy'
Serena Williams has responded to John McEnroe's claims that she would struggle on the men's tennis circuit by telling her fellow American to "keep me out of your statements that are not factually based." ... More >>


Cilizza: Faking a Time cover is the most Trump thing ever
There's a Time magazine cover photo featuring Donald Trump hanging in at least five of his golf clubs. The only problem, according to the Washington Post's David Fahrenthold, is that no such cover exists. As in, Trump (or someone close to him) created the cover out of whole cloth. ... More >>


Bernie Sanders says his wife is victim of 'pathetic' attack
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday defended his wife, Jane Sanders, amid reports of a potential federal investigation related to her time helming the now-defunct Burlington College. ... More >>


Trump: 'A little more time' on health care
President Donald Trump struck a cautiously optimistic tone Wednesday, the day after Senate Republican leaders scuttled plans for a vote on health care reform this week in the face of stiff resistance from within the party's own ranks. ... More >>


Rep. Chaffetz swaps House seat for Fox News gig
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Scientists predict volcanic eruptions using this
Knowing when a volcano will erupt could one day be as easy as checking the weather forecast. ... More >>


How Android managed to beat the iPhone
Ten years ago this week, Apple's first iPhone went on sale. Fifteen months after that, Google crashed the party. ... More >>


Nonprofit uses water sports to prevent youth violence
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Waitress saves choking 9yo girl's life
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New Snapchat feature has parents on edge
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Yale sues over gender neutral bathrooms
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Police show support for "Lemonade Kid"
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