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  • After Five Years in Prison, Alan Gross Says It's 'Good to Be Home'

    ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- For Alan Gross, the American subcontractor released Wednesday morning after more than five years in a Cuban prison, "it’s good to be home.”

    "What a blessing it is to be a citizen of this country," he said Wednesday afternoon.

    Gross, who was sentenced to 15 years in jail after Cuban authorities accused him of a “subversive” plot to "destroy" the government, praised President Obama’s plan to restore diplomatic relations with the island nation, calling the move “a game changer.”

    “To me, Cubanos -- or at least most Cubanos --...

  • Montana Man Found Guilty in Slaying of German Exchange Student

    iStock/Thinkstock(GRANT CREEK, Mont.) -- Markus Kaarma has been found guilty in the slaying of 17-year-old German exchange student Diren Dede, whom he shot after the teen wandered into Kaarma’s Grant Creek, Montana, garage.

    Kaarma had claimed that he killed the teenager inside his garage out of fear for the safety of his family.

    Montana law allows a homeowner to protect himself with deadly force if threatened.

    Prosecutors say Kaarma bragged about wanting to "shoot some kids" and left his garage door open, baiting a would-be robber.

    The jury agreed, convicting Kaarma on Wednesday of deliberate...

  • Boston Marathon Suspect to Make Court Appearance Thursday

    FBI(BOSTON) -- Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is expected to appear in federal court for a final status conference hearing Thursday before his trial is slated to begin on murder and terrorism charges next month -- making it the first time he has been seen in more than a year and a half.

    Tsarnaev, 21, has not been in court since his arraignment on July 10, 2013 on charges that he and his brother Tamerlan detonated two pressure cooker bombs near the finish line of the historic race in April 2013, killing three...

  • The Band Perry Releases Scenic Video for "Gentle on My Mind"

    Image Courtesy Splash PR/Kenny BakerThe Band Perry has released a brand-new video for their version of Glen Campbell's classic "Gentle on My Mind." The clip stars Alexander Ludwig, of The Hunger Games and Lone Survivor fame, sharing the screen with Shelley Hennig, whom you may recognize from the FX drama Justified.

    The Band Perry shot the narrative scenes with the actors in Death Valley, CA along with performance scenes at Union Station in Indianapolis.

    "Gentle on My Mind" is the lead single from the soundtrack to the documentary, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me. The song...

  • Country Star Trivia

    Comstock/ThinkstockWho was Kenny Chesney's duet partner on the 2009 hit single, "I'm Alive?" ANSWER: Dave Matthews.

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  • Frankie Ballard Playing Fifth Annual Country Christmas Show in Michigan December 20

    Image Courtesy Live Nation/Colleen Callahan Frankie Ballard will celebrate the holidays with his 5th Annual Frankie Ballard's Country Christmas show in his home state of Michigan on Saturday, December 20. The show will take place at the Kamazoo State Theatre with proceeds going to the Van Andel Institute for cancer research in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

    Frankie says, "There’s no better place to celebrate this time of year then with all the familiar faces of fans and friends,” shares Ballard. “I’m looking forward to bringing the best I have to...