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NBA star's transgender sister killed

Baltimore City homicide detectives are investigating after a body was found Wednesday morning in the northwest part of the city.

Man allowed to keep collection of around 300 snakes in his home

Neighbors may not sleep any easier as a Minnesota man passes a compliance check allowing him to keep his collection of around 300 snakes in his home. Adrienne Broadus reports.

History Timeline: Commercial passenger airplane crashes

Here's a look at what you need to know about commercial passenger airplane crashes.

Pit bull saves boy from house fire

A pit bull is being called a hero for saving a deaf and sleeping teen. "He's always been good with people that comes over; he's never been really aggressive."

The sweet and sad story behind this photo

Gifts have been arriving at the Steffel home in Kalida, Ohio, every day. Blankets, photographs, paintings. It started with a simple request that grieving father Nathen Steffel posted to Reddit on Sunday:

California bank robbery hostage killed

A bank robbery goes horribly wrong after three gunman take hostages and police on a chase with bullets flying, leaving one hostage and two suspects dead. Richard Sharp reports.

Malaysia Airlines flight crashes in Ukraine

A Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur has crashed in eastern Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax reported Thursday.

Man declared dead is really alive

A Central Kentucky family says the VA Hospital in Lexington made a major mix-up. They tell LEX 18 that the hospital declared their loved one dead, days ago. However, that family tells us that man is still alive.

Airlines' non-ticket fees are generating big revenue

Flyers hate paying those bag-check and other fees, but airlines love collecting them. A new survey found airlines worldwide brought in 31-and-a-half billion dollars in revenue from fees last year.

California drought could cost state $2.2 Billion

The extreme drought in California is taking a toll on the state. It will add up to more than two-billion dollars in agriculture losses this year, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Former dictator sues over 'Call of Duty' video game

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has a message for the publishers of a popular video game that features a mission to capture him: You owe me money.

Russia to eavesdrop on U.S. from Cuba, paper reports

The hi-tech listening post Russia used to spy on the United States from Cuba may once again gather intelligence, according to a Russian newspaper report.

Starbucks now selling Colombia its own coffee

Starbucks opened its first store in Colombia on Wednesday, which means that after 43 years the company will finally sell 100% locally-produced coffee.

First woman firefighter poses for FDNY charity calendar

Eleven years ago, Danae Mines ignored her family's objections and became one of the few female firefighters with the New York City Fire Department, better known as the FDNY.

Should the U.S. lower its drinking age?

Editor's note: Editor's note: This story is part of a series on the 30th anniversary of the National Minimum Age Drinking Act, passed by Congress on July 17, 1984.