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Scrabble dictionary adds 5,000 new words including 'selfie' and 'hashtag'

Hashtag triple word score. For the first time in nearly a decade, Scrabble players are going to have some new words on their boards.

Officials: Israel, Palestinian factions accept 72-hour cease-fire in Gaza

GAZA CITY (CNN) -- Will it, or won't it, hold? That's the question following word late Monday that Israel and Palestinian factions, including Hamas, agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire proposed by Egypt.

NY patient being tested for Ebola, recently returned from West Africa

New York health officials said they will not know for at least a day whether a man tested for Ebola actually has the virus. They said he went to the Mt. Sinai Hospital Monday morning with high fever and a stomach illness.

With Congress divided, Obama to go his own way on immigration

  With Congress mired in dysfunction over immigration, President Barack Obama says he'll do what he can to sidestep the legislative logjam.

24-year-old ICE detainee passes away in south Texas hospital

A 24-year-old Salvadoran national, who had been in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Removal Operations custody since June 27, 2014 passed away Sunday, August 3 at Laredo Medical Center.

Woman seen walking naked man on leash

A couple in West Virginia could face charges after taking their sex games out of their bedroom and onto the street, Mary Robb Jackson has the details.

Low-speed chase ends with police nabbing tortoise

"Slow and steady wins the race" may be the moral of a children's tale, but the adage didn't hold up over the weekend in the case of Clark the tortoise vs. California police.

Mudslides trap Southern California town, stranding thousands

Torrential rain and rapid mudslides have shut down a Southern California town, stranding thousands of people and trapping 500 children and adults at a church camp.

Water in Toledo, Ohio, remains undrinkable pending more tests

Residents of Ohio's fourth-largest city will have to wait a little longer to use their tap water.

Barcelona to host world's first sports theme park

Fitness isn't usually a requirement for theme parks -- standing in lines, climbing into rides and screaming in abject terror require only basic levels of stamina.

Poll: Only 3% of voters think Congress is very productive

Democrats are fond of labeling the 113th Congress "the least productive Congress in modern history." And according to a new poll, a strong majority Americans agree with them.

Military 'HEROs' prepare for new mission: protecting children

Seventeen wounded, injured and ill military veterans began training for a new mission in Houston Monday as part of a one-year intensive computer forensics internship program with U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Secu

New report ranks the most hackable cars on the road

With computers controling more and more of the cars we drive, hackers are apparently on the prowl. A new report ranks the 2014 Jeep Cherokee the most hackable car on the road.

Proctor and Gamble dumping 90 of its brands

Procter and Gamble is cleaning house. The nation's largest consumer product company plans to dump about 90 of its smaller, less popular brands.

Summer box office suffers big slump

It has been a tough summer for Hollywood.