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Attack after same-sex marriage shines light on Michigan hate crime law

(CNN) -- Nine days after her same-sex wedding, a 28-year-old Michigan woman was set upon on her way home from work, knocked unconscious by three men who kicked and punched her while shouting anti-gay epithets.

Chinese patrol ship detects pulse in southern Indian Ocean

The ship searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 first detected a pulse signal on Friday but couldn't record it because the signal stopped abruptly, a Shanghai-based Communist Party newspaper said.

Wife of Flight 370 passenger: 'I needed to know they were looking for Pauly'

PERTH, Australia (CNN) -- Danica Weeks says she just couldn't take it anymore.

SecArmy: Tracking 'insider threats' challenging

The Army has done "a great deal since the tragedies at Fort Hood in 2009" to track the "insider threat but something happened, something went wrong, and we need to know what that was," Secretary of the Army John M.

Female warrior-citizen platoon helped usher visibility, equality in 1974 Army Reserve

 Women have faithfully served in the military since our Nation's inception, but complete equality and acceptance within the ranks has been an ongoing effort with many important milestones.

After Official's Death, Silence and Suspicion in Nuevo Laredo

Even in a city where residents are used to feigning ignorance about the region's drug wars to avoid threats, violence or death, the silence here the week that a former mayor was confirmed dead was deafening.

Operator of train that jumped tracks at Chicago's O'Hare Airport fired

The driver of a train that jumped the tracks last month at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport -- after having reportedly "dozed off" -- has been fired, a transit authority spokeswoman said Friday.

Is Internet driving Letterman away?

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E-cigs' liquid nicotine causing poisonings

Health officials are reporting a surge in the number of liquid nicotine poisonings from E-cigarettes and children are particularly at risk. That's according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

David Letterman announces retirement

After appearing on late night television for more than 30 years now, David Letterman announced that he will retire next year. Letterman's current contract expires in 2015 and he will not renew it.

You may notice something different next time you walk down the cereal aisle

If you're heading to the grocery store anytime soon, this story may change the way you look at the cereal aisle because the cereal boxes are actually looking at you.  

'Shocking' report on CIA interrogation closer to public release

(CNN) -- The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday for the public release of key parts of a report on the notorious CIA detention and interrogation program launched after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Three Army women honored for extraordinary courage, character

The Department of Defense honored three women yesterday, for their exceptional character, courage, and commitment to Army values.

Skydiver participating in world record attempt falls to her death

A German skydiver who was participating in a 222-person jump in Arizona was killed Thursday when her main parachute malfunctioned, officials said. Police in Eloy said Diana Paris, 46, of Berlin, was killed Thursday morning.

Grandmother frozen alive in hospital morgue

It's a case that sounds like the plot of a horror movie. A family claims a woman was prematurely declared dead at a hospital and woke up in a body bag, only to die in a freezer where her body was stored.