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6.8 magnitude quake shakes central Japan

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck central Japan on Saturday night, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

Ferguson sanctuaries

Ferguson churches offer sanctuaries

Churches will open their sanctuaries to people who want to get away from protests in Ferguson when a grand jury announces whether it will indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.

Observers, legal experts and first aid supplies will...

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Militants raid bus in Kenya, killing dozens

Islamist militants ambushed a bus in Kenya on Saturday and sprayed bullets on those who failed to recite Quran verses, killing at least 28 people, authorities said.

The bus, which had 60 people aboard, was heading from Mandera, near the Somali border,...

Google

Europe to vote on Google breakup proposal

Google controls 90 percent of all Web searches in Europe, giving it unequaled power it doesn't enjoy in the United States.

On Thursday, members of Europe's parliament will vote on a resolution that will propose ways to shrink Google's influence in Europe.

"It...

Buffalo snow Sat morning

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...

University of California Berkeley

Berkeley students protest UC tuition hike

Students at U.C. Berkeley protested for a second day Friday against a tuition hike approved this week by the University of California.

More than 300 students had occupied Berkeley's Wheeler Hall, according to the university's student-run newspaper, T...

Putin swims

Putin becomes eighth-degree black belt

Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, rides horses while shirtless. He catches massive fish and gives them a kiss. He tranquilizes tigers.

He also is apparently pretty good on the mat.

Putin, 62, has been awarded a karate black belt, the Russian Kyokushin-kan Karate-do Federation said Friday.

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NATO jets are scrambling more for Russians

NATO has scrambled fighter jets more than 400 times this year to intercept Russian military flights close to alliance members' airspace in Europe, the alliance's secretary general said this week.

That's a 50% increase in Russian air activity over last...

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Al Qaeda in Yemen rebukes ISIS

Al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen -- al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula -- strongly rebuked ISIS in a video released Friday, declaring ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's declaration of an Islamic caliphate to be illegitimate.

The statement, delivered by on...

Beyonce MTV awards

New Beyonce video '7/11' rocks the Web

Social media is all abuzz with the latest video from the Queen B herself -- Beyonce.

It's a silly little dance ditty called "7/11."

It's Bey and some "girlfriends" prancing in and around a high-rise -- mostly in their underwear -- vamping for the camer...

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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.

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States with the coldest winters

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

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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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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.

Michael Brown, Darren Wilson

Ferguson awaits grand jury decision

A decision nears as a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, considers evidence in the killing of Michael Brown.

new immigration rules

Obama eases families' deportation fears

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux looks President Barack Obama's new immigration rules and how they could affect families in Las Vegas area.

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