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Judge signs off on ACLU class action suit against Sheriffs

A federal judge signed off this week on the settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union against the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department that alleged a pattern of violence in county jails.

Rappers face extra scrutiny from the ‘Hip-Hop’ police

Hip-hop artists seem to be getting hauled off to jail on a weekly basis. The latest rapper to run afoul of the law is Nelly, who was recently detained for having guns and drugs on his tour bus.

New Orleans: A biz traveler's guide to the 'Big Easy'

New Orleans, like Las Vegas, is a party town, known more for the madness of Mardi Gras and frivolity of the French Quarter than pretty much anything else. But monkey business isn't the only kind of business going on in ...

Lyrid meteor shower crosses night sky

Look for spectacular shooting stars this week as the annual Lyrid meteor shower light up the nighttime sky. Although the meteor shower started Thursday and goes through Saturday, the best times to view the shooting stars will be Wednesday into ...

How one woman lives a 'zero waste' life

"Do you use toilet paper?" That's the question 26-year-old Anamarie Shreeves receives most often. It's not exactly a typical question, but Shreeves, who lives in Atlanta and is the site manager for the nonprofit Keep Atlanta Beautiful, lives what some ...

'X-Men' character Ice Man outed as gay

He's been part of a wildly popular superhero team since its very beginning. But there's something we never knew about Bobby Drake, aka Ice Man of the X-Men. Wednesday's issue of "All-New X-Men" No. 40 reveals the truth: Bobby is ...

Rash of hospitalizations in New York state linked to synthetic marijuana

New York state authorities have issued a health alert following a dramatic spike in hospital visits for synthetic marijuana-related emergencies. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that more than 160 patients in nine days have been rushed to hospitals across the ...

Sofia Vergara reportedly sued by ex-fiance over their frozen embryos

She's one of the hottest and most successful Latinas in Hollywood, but now Sofia Vergara is playing defense in a legal battle initiated by her ex-fiance: He wants to keep the two frozen embryos from their relationship, both female. The ...

Despite security gaps, no full screening for airport workers

A Transportation Security Administration committee concluded that full screening of airport employees nationwide would not lower the overall risk to the public, according to a report released Monday.

Woman eats three 72-ounce steaks in 20 minutes

It didn't seem like a fair fight. On one side were hulking football players and pro wrestlers, competing as teams of two to eat as many pounds of steak as they could, combined, in one hour. On another was a ...

'Anne of Green Gables' actor Jonathan Crombie dies

Canadian actor Jonathan Crombie, who co-starred in the "Anne of Green Gables" TV movies, died this week at age 48. Crombie died Wednesday from complications of a brain hemorrhage, "Anne of Green Gables" producer Kevin Sullivan said.

'Just Got Paid' singer Johnny Kemp dies

Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp, best known for the 1988 party anthem "Just Got Paid," died this week in Jamaica. The singer is believed to have drowned at a beach in Montego Bay on Thursday, the Jamaica Constabulatory Force said ...

Despite Bobby Brown's claim, Bobbi Kristina isn't 'awake,' source says

A source with knowledge of the condition of Bobbi Kristina Brown tells CNN that the 22-year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston remains in the same neurological state that she has been in for over 12 weeks.

New 'Star Wars' trailer released

Here you go, galaxy. The Force is back. At an emotional event in Anaheim, California, director J.J. Abrams and the "Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens" cast showed off for the audience and then capped the presentation with ...

Protein-packed meals and snacks

Protein is an incredibly important part of our diets. Not only is it associated with muscle and tissue health, research finds that protein plays an important role in energy levels, weight management and satiety (feeling full). In fact, a recent ...