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U.S. appeals tax sentence for beanie baby maker
CHICAGO - The Justice Department Thursday appealed the sentence of H. Ty Warner, the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies plush toys who got probation, not prison, for evading taxes on money hidden in a Swiss bank account.
Meet Judge Arenda Wright Allen, who struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage
The federal judge who struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday is an appointee of President Barack Obama and in 2011 became the first black woman appointed as a federal District Court judge in Virginia.
Teen mom says she's a mass murderer
SUNBURY, Pa. - At 13, Miranda Barbour says she reluctantly helped kill her first victim in Alaska, but then went on a spree of slayings in California, Texas, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Local, state and federal authorities are investigating her claim made in a jailhouse interview with the Sunbury, Pa., Daily Item.
3 apps to help spruce up your home
Use the restlessness from being cooped up in the house all winter to tackle a few home improvement projects and have your house ready for spring. Here are three apps to help with inspiration.
Judge: Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages
FRANKFORT, Ky. - U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn II acknowledges some Kentuckians will be "confused - even angry" by his decision that the state must honor same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. He was certainly right on the latter point, though plenty also cheered his ruling.
Barbie to appear in SI swimsuit issue as toy brand struggles
NEW YORK - Putting Barbie in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue is Mattel Inc.'s latest attempt to generate conversation about the 11.5-inch icon and reverse falling Barbie brand sales.
Man learns diving to search for missing wife
SENDAI, Japan - Though it has been almost three years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, Yasuo Takamatsu's love for his missing wife is unchanged, prompting him to acquire a national diving license to find her remains by himself.
Iconic child star Shirley Temple Black dies at 85
Shirley Temple Black, the child actor who lifted America's spirits and Hollywood's profits during the Great Depression with tunes such as "On the Good Ship Lollipop," then left the spotlight at 21 for a life of political service and limited celebrity, has died.
What to read into nutrition labels on raw meat
When you read a nutrition facts label for raw meat, is the fat content listed for raw or cooked weight? If it's the cooked weight, is the manufacturer assuming the meat is rare or well done?
Military dog captured by Taliban fighters, who post video of their captive
In the annals of prisoner of war videos, this seems to be a first. A slightly befuddled Belgian Malinois appears on a tight leash, surrounded by heavily armed, bearded men boasting of their battlefield loot.
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