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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.

Meet the new ice cream man: Uber

scream, you scream, we all scream for Uber ice cream! Today, taxi app company Uber will serve up ice cream on demand to customers in 144 cities across the globe.

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.

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:

Report: 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. The jet is a Boeing 777, according to Interfax.

BMW recalls 1.6 million cars on airbag concerns

BMW group is recalling 1-point-6 million of its popular 3 series vehicles based on concerns over airbag safety.

Chicago to get more ATF agents to help fight gun crime

Chicago will get more federal help to battle gun violence. The Department of Justice says it will send seven more ATF agents to the city to join the 45 already stationed there.

Microsoft cuts 18,000 jobs

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