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Police: Woman beat mom with hammer, frying pan in murder attempt

 A York County woman is behind bars after police say she beat her mother with a hammer and a frying pan in an attempt to kill her.

Hawaii volcano: National Guard moves in as lava nears homes

The thick, fiery stream of lava oozing over eastern Hawaii is about to cross Pahoa's main street and could soon envelop over a dozen homes.

Hackers break into Obama's advisers' unclassified computer network

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Hackers have broken into an unclassified computer network used by President Obama's top advisers.

Google searching for cancer cure

Google is searching for a cancer cure. The company announced Tuesday that it is experimenting with designing nanoparticles that would detect cancer and other diseases before their onset.

U.S. beefs up security at federal buildings

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is ordering more security for more than 9,500 federal government buildings and their 1.4 million daily visitors.

Ferguson police chief expected to step down, officials say

 The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is expected to step down as part of the effort by city officials to reform the police department, according to government officials familiar with the ongoing discussions between local, state and fed

'Pumpkinsteins' are not your average pumpkin

 There are heads growing on Tony Dighera's farm, and they're not made of lettuce.

Walmart apologizes for 'fat girl' costumes

Walmart found itself sending apology tweet after apology tweet Monday after the Twitterverse raked it over the coals for a major goof on its website.

Death with dignity: Brittany Maynard ticks off last item on bucket list

Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill woman who plans to take her own life, has checked the last item off her bucket list. She visited the Grand Canyon last week.