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Former US sex slave: I was chained in basement and sold

Law enforcement and rescuers of sex slaves report that because of a saturation of human trafficking in the deep South, more human traffickers are bringing young girls to Middle Tennessee.

Deadliest ever outbreak of Ebola virus: What you need to know

It began with a just a handful of cases in Guinea in March. But it spread quickly to two other countries and is now the deadliest outbreak of Ebola virus on record.

RestoreTheTexasCoast.org is unveiled

The State of Texas has unveiled restorethetexascoast.org, a dedicated online resource for Deepwater Horizon oil spill recovery efforts.

Los Angeles water main break floods Sunset Boulevard, UCLA campus

Streets turned into rivers and parts of UCLA turned into lakes after a massive water main break sent 8 to 10 million gallons of water gushing through parts of Los Angeles.

At least 19 killed at U.N. school in Gaza as residents go without electricity

While dueling political leaders blame each other for the carnage in Gaza, residents there are grappling with a new, nightmarish life:

'Sharknado 2' set to take TV by storm

A twister filled with man-eating sharks is about to hit New York City -- at least on your television screen.

Is 2014 the deadliest year for flights? Not even close

This month we saw three airline crashes in the span of a week: Malaysia Airlines flight 17, Transasia Airways flight 222 and Air Algerie flight 5017. That's a lot, but this year is *not* the deadliest for flights.

Wednesday is National Cheesecake Day!

Dessert lovers rejoice, today (Wednesday) is National Cheesecake Day! The Cheesecake Factory wants to help you celebrate. The restaurant chain is offering any slice of cheesecake for half price.

Now is the time to rethink your drink

Hot temperatures mean more people are spending time outdoors and being active, both reasons to pay attention to proper hydration in the summer. Think you got all of your facts straight when it comes to your H2O IQ?

Amid fundraising onslaught, Obama set to lambast Republicans over lawsuit

Days before Congress' summer break begins, President Barack Obama planned to use a morning speech here to lambast Republicans who are preparing to sue him rather than taking action on some of his agenda items.

Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep Soldiers safer by reducing their vis

Senate confirms Allyn as Army vice chief

Gen. Daniel B. Allyn has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next vice chief of staff of the Army.

Senate confirms Robert McDonald as VA secretary

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Robert McDonald, a former corporate CEO and an ex-Army officer, as the next Veterans Affairs secretary.

Mother, ACLU sue Border Patrol over son's 'brazen and lawless' shooting

U.S. Border Patrol agents who killed a Mexican teenager should be brought to justice, a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday argues, claiming the agents used excessive force when they opened fire.

Yet another child dies in a hot car; a foster father is arrested

The death of a 10-month-old girl left in a hot car in Wichita, Kansas -- the latest in a string of hot-car child deaths in the United States -- triggered the quick arrest of the girl's foster father and on Friday prompted state officials to