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Montgomery County Sheriff Office

Legal issues to keep Peterson off the field

Running back Adrian Peterson will not play for the Minnesota Vikings until his legal issues are resolved, the team said early Wednesday.

It's a reversal of course for the Vikings. The team had earlier said that Peterson, who is facing a child abuse c...

Adrian Peterson MVP award

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Adrian Peterson loses big Castrol endorsement deal

Adrian Peterson has lost one of his most significant endorsement deals over child abuse allegations.

"In light of recent events, Castrol has decided to end our relationship with Adrian Peterson," Paul Giblett, a spokesman for the company said Tuesday...

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Top 20 colleges with most billionaire alumni

In perhaps the most prestigious college ranking, a new report lists colleges and universities with most global billionaire graduates.

Chuck Hagel, Martin Dempsey, ISIL map

Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

General open to anti-ISIS U.S. ground troops

America's top military officer raised the specter Tuesday of U.S. troops in Iraq taking on a combat role to fight ISIS, a position that was quickly knocked down by the White House.

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told ...

Bacterial meningitis sample

REUTERS/Harrison McClary

Georgetown student dies of 'apparent meningitis'

Andrea Jaime was a student in Georgetown University's School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Yet before she could graduate and help others, she became a patient herself.

And on Tuesday, Jaime died from what the Washington school said was "apparent me...

Eric Frein state police shooting suspect

Pennsylvania State Police

Police hunt named suspect in trooper shooting

Authorities warned Tuesday that the man believed to be behind the ambush of two Pennsylvania State Police troopers is "armed and dangerous" and may not be finished with targeting law enforcement officials.

Eric Matthew Frein is wanted for murder in t...

King Richard III skull

University of Leicester

Richard III's bones reveal fatal blows

Richard III was the last English king to lose his life on the battlefield. Scientists who have been testing his remains -- found under a parking lot in the English city of Leicester -- now believe they know how he died.

Ray Rice on the field

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL players' union files Ray Rice appeal

Ray Rice took the first step toward a possible return to the football field Tuesday evening when the NFL players' union announced it had filed an appeal of his indefinite suspension by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Goodell initially had suspended th...

Tony Stewart 2

Joe Skippe/Reuters

Tony Stewart case goes to grand jury

The evidence gathered after Tony Stewart's race car struck and killed another driver who was walking on the track will be given soon to a grand jury, a district attorney in upstate New York announced Tuesday.

Michael Tantillo, the Ontario County Distr...

NASA astronaut with Boeing capsule

REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters

Boeing, Space X to launch NASA back into space

Boeing and SpaceX have been awarded contracts to become NASA's space taxis, shuttling astronauts to and from the International Space Station, the agency announced Tuesday.

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