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6 dead in South Carolina shooting

Six people, including two children and the suspected shooter, were found dead in Greenwood County, South Carolina, an official said Tuesday night. All died from gunshot wounds, said Greenwood County Sheriff Tony Davis. Authorities believe...Show More Summary

Congress readies hot seat for Sebelius

They want her fired and the health care reforms she champions dismantled, and now Republicans will finally get their chance to question Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. She will appear before a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on Wednesday called to examine the rocky rollout of the Obamacare website. In an advance copy of her […]

Conrad Murray's jail time ends

Dr. Conrad Murray was freed from jail early Monday after serving two years for causing Michael Jackson's death. Murray's four-year sentence for the involuntary manslaughter conviction translated into just two years in jail because of California prison rules that give an additional day credit for each day served. A jury concluded after a two-month trial […]

3 dead after jeep crashes in Tiananmen Square

Three people have died after a jeep drove into a crowd and caught fire in Tiananmen Square on Monday, authorities said, blocking off a busy area in the heart of the Chinese capital. Police said the crash happened around noon local time in front of the Tiananmen Rostrum, a structure that stands at the entrance […]

Same-sex marriages start in New Jersey

Marsha Shapiro and Louise Walpin married each other for the third time early Monday. But this time, it was especially memorable: They were among the first to tie the knot after same-sex marriage became legal in New Jersey. A rabbi first "married" the couple in 1992 in a Jewish ceremony. They married a second time […]

Attorney: Roma couple adopted 'Maria'

The lawyer for a Roma couple accused of abducting the blond girl found living with them says the pair adopted the child from her biological mother. In a case that has generated huge interest in Greece, authorities have charged the couple with abducting the child they call "Maria." They are due in court Monday. Authorities […]

Hunt is on for mistakenly freed murderers

State and federal police fanned out across Florida on Friday in search of two murderers who walked out of prison after documents bearing forged signatures resulted in their release, authorities said. Meanwhile, the state Department of Corrections said it was merely following a court order and no one in the department is at fault for […]

Giant asteroid zips by Earth

One of the most dangerous asteroids on record zipped close by Earth last month. It made headlines on Thursday, when reports said that there's a chance it could strike our planet in less than 20 years. Such a collision could unleash a force as powerful as a couple of thousand atomic bombs. But NASA was […]

Shutdown: What we learned

Former U.S. House Speaker Tom Foley died at his home in Washington, D.C., his wife Heather confirmed Friday. Foley, 84, was a Democrat who represented Washington state in the House for 30 years and served as speaker from 1989 to January 1995. After his tenure on Capitol Hill, he was appointed U.S. ambassador to Japan […]

Key points of the new debt deal

OK, so Congress passed a bill, the President signed it into law and the government's finally back in business. But with all the last-minute press conferencing, speechifying, and endless partisan tweeting, the one thing that wasn't extensively discussed was the actual details of the bill. Since it evolved constantly and was pushed through at the […]

The 5 most surprising provisions in the debt deal

So much for a "clean" bill. The measure passed by Congress to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling also contains some goodies and gifts tucked into the 35-page bill. There's more money - a lot more - for a dam project on the Ohio River and millions of cash for Colorado flooding repair […]

20 dead as magnitude-7.1 earthquake hits the Philippines

A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck central Philippines on Tuesday, leaving at least 20 people dead and rattling many who were celebrating a religious holiday. The quake, which struck early in the morning, crumbled a number of buildings and sent panicked people streaming into the streets, witnesses said. At least 15 were killed in the city of […]

Blasts claim lives in Iraq, Afghanistan on Muslim holy day

For Muslims around the world, Eid al-Adha is a time of celebration, marked with visits from far-flung relatives, gift-giving and elaborate feasts. But this year, the joyous occasion was marred with bomb blasts and deaths in violence-plagued Afghanistan and Iraq, and in civil war-wracked Syria. In eastern Afghanistan, a bomb placed under a stage killed […]

Dry ice explosion reported at LA airport

For the second time in two days, dry ice placed in a container exploded at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday night. The explosion took place just before 8:30 p.m. at the Tom Bradley International terminal, said Los Angeles Police Detective Gus Villanueva. "The investigation is in its infancy," he said, adding that there's "no […]

LAX terminal briefly shut down

A Los Angeles International Airport terminal was shut down briefly Sunday evening after an unspecified incident. FBI agents were investigating the incident in Terminal 2, said airport spokesman Nancy Castle. Authorities did not say what happened, but airport operations director Barry Rondinella said it "looks like it was a mistake and not an actual explosion."

Typhoon Nari pounds the Philippines

At least 13 people were killed when Typhoon Nari pounded the Philippines over the weekend, the country's disaster management agency said. The typhoon struck the country's north Saturday, displacing more than 43,000 people in 11 provinces, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council said. Show More Summary

5 injured in shooting at Hmong celebration in Tulsa

A man walked in and opened fire at a Hmong New Year's celebration in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Saturday night, injuring five people, police said. Authorities don't know what caused the man to begin shooting inside the Green Country Event Center. He has been arrested. Two attendees were hit in the upper body, while the other […]

Police: 9 teens missing from ranch

Authorities searched early Saturday for nine teens they say were abducted from a New Mexico ranch for troubled youth. New Mexico State Police issued an Amber Alert despite the fact that an attorney for the ranch director said Friday that all the teens were safe.

Cyclone menaces India's coast

Preparations are under way on India's east coast ahead of Saturday's expected landfall of a massive cyclone now gathering strength in the Bay of Bengal. Authorities are shuttling multitudes of people out of its path, following a practice developed after a similar cyclone killed thousands over a decade ago. They are giving residents no choice […]

Hospital fire kills 10 in Japan

A fire broke out Friday at a hospital in Fukuoka, Japan, killing 10 people and injuring five, a fire department spokesman said. The fire at the orthopedics hospital started early in the morning and burned for roughly 2 1/2 hours. Four of the injured suffered serious injuries, the spokesman said. The cause of the blaze […]

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