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VA chief vows to improve health care for El Paso veterans

Acting Veterans Affair Secretary Sloan Gibson met with El Paso VA officials on Friday to address new goals in health care access.

Dad's 911 call: I've beaten up my son's assailant

A father in Daytona Beach, Florida, called 911 early Friday morning to report that when he found someone sexually abusing his 11-year-old son, he beat the assailant until he was "nice and knocked out" for police to apprehend.

Facebook says: If you Like it, Buy it.

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Facebook is looking for some new fans: It wants to help small business owners up their ecommerce game.

Florida corpse mistaken for mannequin

A mannequin or a body? Two men hired to clean out a vacant house in Spring Hill thought they had just found a mannequin.

Brain eating amoeba

When a deadly amoeba was found in Louisiana's municipal water supply last fall, questions and concerns about the safety of drinking water swirled across every part of the state.

Mexican drug traffickers accused of kidnapping of a South Carolina man

Three men with ties to a Mexican cartel are accused of kidnapping a South Carolina man and holding him for ransom, in a dispute over a large marijuana debt.

Firefighter obesity a big problem

The need for firefighters to be fit seems obvious: A fire ax weighs around 20 pounds and an oxygen tank can be up to 50.

First Chikungunya case reported in U.S.

The Chikungunya virus has finally taken up residence in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control is reporting a man in Florida has the first locally acquired case of the debilitating mosquito-borne virus.

Mother killed, teen in custody after violent California bank robbery

(CNN) -- Jose Maldonado was getting off the bus when the suspects exited the Stockton, California, bank with their hostages.

FedEx indicted for shipping drugs sold online

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- FedEx was indicted Thursday for allegedly shipping prescription drugs from illegal online pharmacies to dealers and addicts , according to documents filed in federal court.

Mother killed, teen in custody after violent California bank robbery

Jose Maldonado was getting off the bus when the suspects exited the Stockton, California, bank with their hostages.

Biden applauds protesters at his own speech

Vice President Joe Biden appeared to embrace some protesters Thursday who loudly criticized the Obama administration's record of deportations.

Microsoft cuts 18,000 jobs

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wasn't kidding -- he really is making bold changes.

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.