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Alleged pilot in Austin crash leaves behind reported suicide note

AUSTIN - The Austin-American Statesman has posted an alleged suicide note on their website.

South Carolina lawmaker seeks to ban federal currency

South Carolina Rep. Mike Pitts has introduced legislation that would mandate that gold and silver coins replace federal currency as legal tender in his state.

Athlete had filed warnings about luge track

WHISTLER, British Columbia — An Olympic luge athlete injured in a crash at the Whistler Sliding Centre in November warned Canadian officials about safety hazards at the track months before a competitor was killed la

'Idol' streak comes to an end

For the first time in six years, "American Idol" didn't win its time period. After 222 victorious episodes, Wednesday's "Idol" was beaten at 9 p.m. by NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics.

Mancuso takes super-combined silver; Vonn fails to finish

One day after winning downhill gold, Lindsey Vonn crashed out of the super-combined.

Knicks land McGrady in three-team deal

Rockets unload McGrady in three-team deal

Duke lacrosse accuser charged with attempted murder

Crystal Gail Mangum, the woman who falsely accused three Duke lacrosse players of rape in 2006, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, arson and a host of other crimes, according to police in Durham, N.C.

Mardi Gras safer than past

LAFAYETTE - This year's Mardi Gras celebration may have been larger than years past, but New Orleans police say it was more peaceful than usual. They credit the Saints historic Super Bowl victory to the decrease in violence.