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Love letters from World War I found in home

Love letters from World War I found in home »Play Video
Pieces of history were found during a home renovation in Jasper, Indiana. The homeowners found letters a World War One soldier sent to the woman he loved. Nick Lagrange has the story.

102-year-old bucket list item: ascend 103 floors

102-year-old bucket list item: ascend 103 floors »Play Video
A 102-year-old Indiana woman can cross visiting the top of the Willis Tower off her bucket list. She traveled to the skydeck of the Chicago Building, formerly called the Sears Tower. Frank Mathie reports.

Boston honors victims of Marathon Bombings

Boston honors victims of Marathon Bombings »Play Video

Tuesday marks exactly one year since the deadly attack at the finish line of the boston marathon.

Thousands, including dignitaries like Vice President Joe Biden, gathered inside the Hynes Convention Center Tuesday to remember the lives lost on April 15, 2013.

“We are Boston, we are America. We respond, we endure we overcome, and we own the finish line,” said Biden. 

Leftover beer grains fed to cows

Leftover beer grains fed to cows »Play Video
New federal regulations to make sure feed is safe for animals may have an unintended consequence. Beer brewers are objecting to a proposed federal rule that would make it harder for breweries to sell leftover grains as animal feed instead of throwing them away. Don Ford shows us that involves cows ... and beer.

Woman gets mail 45 years later

Woman gets mail 45 years later »Play Video
They don't call it snail mail for nothing. A New York woman finally receives mail that was long overdue. Hazel Sanchez has the story.

Father reunited with daughter's stolen ashes

Father reunited with daughter's stolen ashes »Play Video
A West Michigan father has been reunited with his daughter's missing cremains, after her urn was stolen from his home four weeks ago. Two boys found it in the snow along a road in Grand Rapids. But it took a TV news report to connect it to the father. As Ann Marie Laflamme reports, it's been an emotional rollercoaster for him.

'It was love for country that inspired these three Americans to put on the uniform and join the greatest army that the world has ever known'

'It was love for country that inspired these three Americans to put on the uniform and join the greatest army that the world has ever known' »Play Video

For the second time in 5 years, President Obama mourned with the Fort Hood community after a deadly on-base shooting.

The president and Mrs. Obama arrived Wednesday afternoon. Flags were lowered to half-staff at the massive army base in honor of the victims. 
    
The first couple met with the families of the three victims before the memorial ceremony began. 

Police: Teen goes on stabbing rampage at Pennsylvania high school

Police: Teen goes on stabbing rampage at Pennsylvania high school »Play Video

The morning calm at Franklin Regional High School outside Pittsburgh erupted into violence around 7:15 Wednesday morning just as students were arriving for class. 

A student being identified by police as 16-year-old Alex Hribal went on a rampage wielding two large knives, stabbing almost two dozen students.

"Upon arrival what I saw were multiple victims in the grass area on the exterior of the school," said Thomas Seefeld, Chief of Police in Murrysville, Penn. "Further checking the first floor hallway revealed multiple victims." 

Landslide closes hiking trail at Yosemite

Landslide closes hiking trail at Yosemite
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Officials at Yosemite National Park say a massive amount of rock has fallen from a cliff, closing a hiking trail. 

The National Park Service said Monday that nobody was hurt when the 16,000 tons of rock fell 500 feet from a cliff near Hetch Hetchy Reservoir on March 31. 

11 animals running for town mayor

11 animals running for town mayor »Play Video
Make whatever pun about politics you prefer, the race for mayor of Divide, Colorado, is turning into a real zoo. Even with 11 candidates running for office, not a single one of them is human. Kevin Torres reports a group of animals are running for mayor and they're doing it for a good cause.

Comedian "Pranks it Forward"

Comedian "Pranks it Forward" »Play Video
People who rely on homeless shelters for their meals aren't used to fancy food in an elegant environment. But as Rachel Kim shows us, the diners at one Los Angeles shelter got quite a surprise, when a comedian gave them the star treatment.