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Woman's auto-payments hid her death for six years

For years, the payments went out of the woman's bank account. Nobody batted an eyelid. Bills were paid. And life went on as normal in the quiet neighborhood of Pontiac, Michigan.

Police: Darren Sharper, friend told others of raping two women

Former NFL star Darren Sharper and a friend told other people that they had sex with two women in a New Orleans apartment in September without "their knowledge or permission," an application for an arrest warrant that was released Thu

Police: Woman who drove van with kids into ocean to get mental evaluation

Tim Tesseneer was driving along Daytona Beach on Tuesday with his wife when they noticed the minivan driving through shallow water as it headed south.

Alabama legislators pass restrictive abortion bills

Alabama legislators passed several restrictive abortion bills this week, including one that could mean felony charge against any doctor performing such a procedure on a woman who'd been pregnant as little as six weeks.

Massachusetts court says 'upskirt' photos are legal

Massachusetts' highest court ruled Wednesday that it is not illegal to secretly photograph underneath a person's clothing -- a practice known as "upskirting" -- prompting one prosecutor to call for a revision of state law.

Obama wants better tax deal for working families

President Obama included several tax proposals to help low- and middle-income families in his 2015 budget proposal on Tuesday.

Police arrest Eunice woman for DWI on Mardi Gras

A Eunice woman was arrested for DWI. The Scott Police Department said they arrested 22-year-old Lindsey Fusiler, on March 4, for driving while intoxicated.

Scott man tries to choke girlfriend, with toddler in room

A Scott man has been arrested for domestic abuse. The Scott Police Department says it arrested 35-year-old David Kissel on March 3, after he allegedly tried to choke his girlfriend, in the presence of his 2-year-old daughter.

Same-sex couples still face tax nightmares

Married same-sex couples finally have the right to file their federal taxes jointly this year. But for many of those living in states that don't recognize their unions, this will be the most complicated and expensive tax season yet.

Student's lawsuit against parents for support loses first round in court

A high school senior's lawsuit against her mother and father for financial support and college tuition hit a hurdle Tuesday when a New Jersey judge denied the teenager's request for immediate financial assistance from the parents.