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Houston officials weighing option of tearing down Astrodome

Some folks in Texas think it would be a good idea if they tore down what has been called the "Eighth Wonder of the World" and replaced it with a park.

Oregon grandfather saves twins from burning RV

Salem, OR (KPTV) -- A family barely escaped a burning RV early Thursday morning. Now, a grandfather is in the hospital recovering from his injuries after he went back into the burning camper to save his grandkids.

Virus detected in baby 'cured' of HIV

A Mississippi baby scientists thought was "functionally cured" of HIV now has detectable levels of the virus in her blood, her doctors say.

Chrysler recalls 895,000 SUVs for fire risk

Chrysler is recalling 895,000 SUVs for fire risk. The problem: the lights in the vanity mirrors.

Estranged wife had protective order for Texas man who police say killed 6

The estranged wife of Ron Lee Haskell had taken out a protective order against him, well before police say he sought her out and, after failing to find her, killed four children and two adults.

Free Slurpees! 7-Eleven celebrates 7/11

7-Eleven is celebrating its namesake corporate holiday on July 11, otherwise known as 7/11, with a raft of free food.

Forgotten vials of smallpox virus found

You never know what you're going to find in an unused storage room. Employees at the National Institutes of Health, for example, recently discovered some old vials of variola.

Authorities: Man kills his 4 children and 2 adults in Texas shooting

A man shot and killed his four children and the two adults who were looking after them, Texas authorities said late Wednesday. A seventh person, a 15-year-old girl, was critically wounded and taken to a local hospital.

TX - Catholic Charities Lines Up Foster Families for Immigrant Kids

DALLAS (KDAF) -- Now that 2,000 kids are heading to DFW from south Texas, Catholic Charities of Fort Worth is starting to line up foster families.

Citigroup faces $7 billion mortgage reckoning

  NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Citigroup looks like it's next to face a reckoning for the mortgage crisis.