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1 killed as Oregon standoff leaders arrested

Ammon Bundy and several of his followers were arrested during a traffic stop.

The lawyer who saved the Unabomber's life

Famed lawyer Judy Clarke befriended Ted Kaczynski as she sought to keep him from being executed. She succeeded — and he hates her for it.

Clinton, Sanders at odds over newly proposed NH debate

AMHERST, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Clinton's campaign is pushing Bernie Sanders to participate in a newly proposed Democratic debate — one not sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee — to be held just days before the New Hampshire primary.

Abe Vigoda, sad-eyed character actor, dead at 94

Character actor Abe Vigoda, whose leathery, sad-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series "Barney Miller" and the doomed Mafia soldier...

How an investigation into Planned Parenthood boomeranged against its accusers

For Houston prosecutors, the crucial evidence was two forged California driver’s licenses with phony names.

Trump will 'definitely not' participate in Thursday Fox debate -Wash Post

Donald Trump will "definitely not" participate in Thursday's Fox News U.S. Republican presidential debate, Trump's campaign manager told the Washington Post. "He's definitely not participating in the Fox News debate," the Post quoted campaign manager Corey Lewandowski as saying.

'Affluenza' teen drops Mexico appeal, returns in 1 or 2 days

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican lawyer for a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving accident says his client has dropped an appeal against deportation and will return to Texas to face charges.

Snow Dragon called in to help Washington, D.C., melt snow

The massive blizzard that buried the East Coast over the weekend dumped more than 20 inches of snow on Washington, D.C., and left city officials to ponder a question all too familiar to their counterparts in Boston: What do we do with all this snow?

Pope urges Iran to act for peace in Middle East

Pope Francis on Tuesday urged Iran to back peace efforts in the Middle East as the Islamic Republic's emergence from international isolation took a significant step forward with President Hassan Rouhani's first visit to the Vatican.Show More Summary

The mothers of Flint: ‘Very, very frightened’ for their kids

Jennifer Mason was running a bath for her toddler son, Oliver, when her eyes began to sting. The tub smelled like an over-chlorinated swimming pool.

Storm-hit US digs out but travel misery persists

Millions of people in the eastern United States dug out Sunday from a historic blizzard that brought New York and Washington to a standstill, but travel woes look set to persist into another week. Forecasters said 26.8 inches (68 centimeters)...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton says 2016 won’t be a repeat of 2008

On NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday, Clinton dismissed criticism that six-figure speech fees she was paid by big banks Goldman Sachs following her tenure as secretary of state make her vulnerable to the special interests of Wall Str...

Flint’s frustrations, fears evident at emergency water stations

In the past 18 months, an unknown number of children and other residents have been poisoned by lead in Flint’s drinking water

State Department seeks extension for Clinton emails release

By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department asked a judge on Friday for a one-month extension to finish publicly releasing thousands of emails sent by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state, in part because a winter storm closed government offices. Show More Summary

Mexico says seeking fast extradition of 'El Chapo' drug kingpin

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Friday his country is working to extradite recaptured drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman for trial in the United States as soon possible. The Mexican attorney general's office is pursuing...Show More Summary

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