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Earthquake

2 reported dead after earthquake hits China

A magnitude-5.9 earthquake struck a remote region of southwestern China, reportedly killing at least two people and causing a stampede at a primary school.

The quake struck late Saturday afternoon in a mountainous area of Sichuan province at a depth ...

Fraternity row sign

UVA suspends fraternities after rape claim

The University of Virginia is suspending all fraternities and associated parties until January 9 following a Rolling Stone magazine article that described a student's account of being gang raped and her frustration at trying to bring her alleged atta...

Ferguson protesters before grand jury decision

Ferguson waits: No decision this weekend

A steady rain dampened an already gloomy mood here Saturday afternoon as word spread that a grand jury looking into whether to indict police Officer Darren Wilson had yet to make a decision.

The grand jury, which last met on Friday, will reconvene Mo...

man digging out car from Buffalo snow

Buffalo's curse: Warmer temps and rain

After insane amounts of snow and bitterly cold temperatures this week, the Buffalo area begins to thaw out Saturday.

The good news: Warmer temperatures will begin to melt some 7 feet of snow across the region.

The bad news: Warmer temperatures will beg...

Earthquake

Strong earthquake shakes Japan's Nagano area

A strong earthquake shook central Japan on Saturday night, injuring several people as their homes collapsed in a village west of Nagano, an official said.

Reports of the intensity of the quake, centered in the Nagano area at 10:08 p.m., differed. The ...

Chinook Helicopter In Afghanistan

U.S. to extend combat role in Afghanistan

In a policy shift, President Barack Obama has decided to extend the combat role of U.S. forces in Afghanistan into 2015, allowing troops to keep fighting the Taliban and other militant groups that threaten American soldiers or the Afghan government, ...

Adam Lanza

Report: Chances to help Adam Lanza missed

Newtown shooter Adam Lanza was an isolated young man with deteriorating mental health and a fascination for mass violence whose problems were not ignored but misunderstood and mistreated, according to a report released Friday by a Connecticut state a...

Michelle Obama

Why students are saying #ThanksMichelleObama

Students unhappy with school meals are taking it out on the first lady by sharing images on social media of lunches sarcastically tagged #ThanksMichelleObama.

ISIS reinforcements

ISIS threatens Anbar government center

ISIS militants are fighting Iraqi military and tribal forces close to the main government complex of Anbar province in the center of Ramadi, according to a local official there.

The fighting started Friday after ISIS militants launched a coordinated ...

Roger Federer, 2014 Australian Open

Federer, Swiss on verge of Davis Cup title

The stage is set for Roger Federer.

Arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, one of the two things missing from his resume -- which must be a dozen pages if not longer -- is a Davis Cup title.

But after his Switzerland beat France in the pivot...

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Barack Obama

What to know about Obama's immigration initiative

President Barack Obama announced an executive action Thursday that implements major changes to the country's immigration policies. Click on to find out more about the changes.

Sick, ill, flu

Boost your immunity -- naturally

Cold and flu season is here. Find out how you can naturally boost your immunity and keep those germs away.

Ty Herndon

Celebrities who are out and proud

Country star Ty Herndon See some of the other celebrities who are openly gay -- and proud of it.

Graco stroller recall

Graco stroller recall in pictures

Graco has recalled 11 of its strollers due to fingertip amputation hazards. Check out which models are affected.

Historic snowfall buries parts of New York

Areas of upstate New York are buried under more than 6 feet of snow -- and more is on its way.

Mike Nichols

Notable deaths of 2014

From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.

Immigration debate

Immigration in America: A history

With the president set to unveil a major immigration plan tonight, look back at the tumultuous history of this issue in America.

Snowstorm, Manchester, CT

States with the coldest winters

Much of the nation is shivering under a blast of arctic air. But where are winters the coldest?

Marysville Pilchuck memorial

Deadly school shootings in U.S. history

Look back at major school shootings in U.S. history.

Staples store

Store closings in 2014

Staples says it's closing 170 stores, the latest in a slew of store closings in 2014.

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wall of snow

Warmer weather means flooding risk in Buffalo

Walls of snow are lining the streets of Buffalo.

Ferguson protesters before grand jury decision

Ferguson grand jury to reconvene Monday

Sources say the grand jury in Michael Brown case did not reach a decision Friday, and will not reconvene until Monday.

Ferguson storefront sign

Small businesses prepare in Ferguson

Small business owners in Ferguson, Missouri, gathered to send a message to the community as they await a grand jury decision.

Cosby accuser Tamara Green

More allegations surface against Cosby

Two more women came forward Friday with allegations of sexual abuse against Bill Cosby, the same day the comedian was cheered in Melbourne, Florida, where he performed as part of his comedy tour.

Children's Hospital chase 2013

New video shows 2013 Milwaukee hospital chase

One year ago, police fired upon a suspect inside the neo-natal unit of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Newly obtained surveillance video shows the chase.

White House arrest MI

Michigan woman arrested outside White House

A Mount Morris, Michigan, woman was arrested Thursday night outside the White House while she was carrying a gun. Police say April Lenhart was arrested just after the president finished a nationally broadcast speech about immigration.

Ferguson sanctuaries open

Churches in Ferguson to offer sanctuary

Some St. Louis-area churches will remain open during any protests after a grand jury makes a decision on whether to prosecute Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

GOP immigration backlash

GOP backlash over Obama immigration action

President Barack Obama is out trying to sell his new immigration message, but Republicans insist he's gone too far. 

$1000 parking lot scam Maryland

Scammers use cash to target potential victims

Officials in Washington, DC, say that criminals are tricking people into leaving their cars empty and vulnerable with $100 bills.

Long Island Swatting

Long Island police victims of 'swatting' incident

Police in Long Beach, Long Island, say somebody phoned in a false report of a mass slaying at his opponent's residence after losing a round of an online video game.

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