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You won the big one, now what?

Somebody might wake up Wednesday a whole lot richer. Heck, some of are going to stay up to see if we're the lucky one or two who hits the Mega Millions. People who play the lottery love to dream about the things they'd do if they won the big one. Telling the boss off might […]

Beatles bootlegs out on iTunes

A collection of often-bootlegged Beatles songs went on sale via iTunes early Tuesday, but the recordings were online only briefly in several countries. The tracks - expected to be mostly recordings of BBC performances from 1963, along with demos and studio outtakes - appeared at midnight in Britain, only to be pulled down shortly afterward. […]

Flakes sprinkle Northeast winter wonderland

The storm that whipped the Northeast over the weekend with six to 16 inches of snow has blown off to Canada, but more snow is on its way - maybe just enough to bring out some of that holiday spirit. The flakes sweeping across the Midwest and Northeast on Monday and Tuesday aren't expected have […]

Man planned suicide attack at Wichita, Kansas, airport, feds say

An airport worker was arrested Friday attempting to detonate a vehicle packed with explosives that he thought were real in a planned suicide attack at a Wichita Mid-Continent Airport terminal in Kansas, federal officials said. Authorities are calling him "a lone wolf." FULL STORY  

Dead Colorado school shooter wanted to confront faculty member, sheriff says

A student opened fire Friday inside a suburban Denver high school, injuring three people before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. The shooting began after the student entered Arapahoe High School in Centennial with the intention of confronting a specific faculty member, Sheriff Grayson Robinson told reporters. The sheriff declined to identify the dead […]

Uncertainty after North Korean execution

As the shock sinks in of North Korea's extraordinary announcement of the execution of leader Kim Jong Un's uncle and former protector, government officials and analysts are trying to decipher what the brutal move means. The ruthless disposal of Jang Song Thaek - Kim's uncle by marriage who had, until recently, been regarded as the […]

Judge says giant cross must be removed

A giant cross that has stood on a Southern California mountain for decades must be removed because it violates the constitutional separation of church and state, a judge ordered this week. The order Thursday by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns continues a long legal battle about the 43-foot cross atop Mt. Soledad in San Diego. […]

Guard arrested for stealing Lakers rings

A security guard was arrested this week and is accused of stealing two Los Angeles Lakers championship rings and $20,000 in gift cards, police said. Eddie Monterroso, 23, who worked at a Lakers training facility, was arrested Tuesday outside the facility, the El Segundo Police Department said. The two championship rings were from the 2009 […]

Women detained in Saudi Arabia for defying driving ban

Four women were detained by traffic police in two Saudi Arabian cities this week for defying the Kingdom's driving ban, according to all the women stopped. In the Red Sea port city of Jeddah Thursday, two women, Sahar Naseef and Tamador Alyami, were stopped by police after being spotted in a car on one of […]

Bride cops to pushing husband off cliff

In a plea deal reached between the prosecution and defense, newlywed Jordan Linn Graham, accused of pushing her husband over a Montana cliff, has agreed to plead guilty to second-degree murder in exchange for waiving a first-degree murder charge and a lying to investigators charge, the prosecutor said Thursday.

School drops sexual harassment claim against 6-year-old who kissed girl

Amid a tidal wave of negative publicity, a Colorado school system has let a 6-year-old boy return to school and said it won't classify his kissing a girl on the hand as sexual harassment. The story of first-grader Hunter Yelton made national news and spurred outrage this week after word spread that his school near […]

IKEA recalls children's wall lamps

IKEA has recalled eight of its children's wall-mounted lamps after one toddler died and another was injured, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday. In each case, the lamp cord was pulled into the crib by the infant, creating the strangulation hazard. Both incidents took place in Europe. There are eight different models involved in […]

Nevada rescue: 5 things family did to survive

It could have had a much different outcome. A family of six spent two days in the Nevada wilderness in sub-zero temperatures after their Jeep rolled off the side of a dirt road and into a crevice. James Glanton and his girlfriend Christina McIntee huddled with their two children, and her nephew and niece, keeping […]

Bangladesh is about to hang an Islamist leader

Shortly after midnight in Bangladesh (1 p.m. ET), authorities plan to hang a top Islamist figure. Abdul Quader Mollah was sentenced in September for alleged "crimes against humanity" dating back to 1971, during the country's war for independence. The ruling against him set off rioting in the streets and sparked a strike across the country.

Obama, world leaders praise 'giant of history' at Mandela memorial

They gathered in the tens of thousands - presidents, prime ministers, royals, celebrities and ordinary South Africans - all united to say farewell to a man hailed as a global symbol of reconciliation. In what has been billed as one of the largest gatherings of global leaders in recent history, representatives from around the world […]

2 adults, 4 children missing in Nevada snow

Frigid weather gripping much of the United States led to a frenzied search in northwest Nevada, where rescue teams are searching a mountainous area for two adults and four children who went to play in the snow and never returned. James Glanton, 34, and Christina MacIntee, 25, are missing, along with Glanton's two children and […]

Colorado town to vote on drone ordinance

Phillip Steel, a resident of Deer Trail, Colorado, is ready to fight for Old West values he feels are being threatened by drones. Asked what exactly he's proposing to do when he sees an unmanned aircraft, Steel points his weapon to the sky. "I am proposing to shoot it down," he said. Deer Trail - […]

Man arrested for stealing part of Paul Walker Porsche wreckage

Los Angeles Authorities have arrested a man accused of swiping a piece of the wrecked sports car that "Fast & Furious" star Paul Walker was riding in when he died in a fiery crash Saturday. The theft occurred at a stop light as the charred 2005 Porsche Carrera GT was being removed from the accident […]

Campus cop kills student after traffic stop

The campus police officer who shot Robert Cameron Redus said the 23-year-old student got out of his truck after a traffic stop, approached the officer and got into the struggle which claimed Redus' life. Redus' friends at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, say that's not the person they knew. They […]

Brazil: Police fire tear gas as fierce fighting erupts in football stands

Police fired tear gas as fans of rival teams fought in the stands at a Brazilian football game Sunday. The fighting erupted during a match in the Joinville Arena in Brazil's Santa Catalina state, interrupting the game and forcing a helicopter to land on the field to take away an injured spectator. Images from the […]

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