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Europe storm deaths rise to 15; huge cleanup ahead

7:38 PM, Oct 29, 2013

The Europe storm death toll has risen to 15 after Danish police say a driver was killed when he crashed into a tree knocked down by violent gusts.

O'Connor performs same-sex wedding at high court

3:10 PM, Oct 29, 2013

Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has officiated at the wedding of a gay couple at the Supreme Court

Father of NFL player killed in Utah bus crash

2:54 PM, Oct 29, 2013

A spokesman for a Utah bus company has identified the driver killed in a crash Monday

Honda recalling 21,000 all-terrain vehicles

2:07 PM, Oct 29, 2013

Honda is recalling about 21,000 all-terrain vehicles due to concern that the steering shaft can break off

Mini space shuttle skids off runway in test flight

1:07 PM, Oct 29, 2013

A new, smaller version of NASA's space shuttle is recuperating from a rough first landing

2014 Winter Olympics countdown: 100 days away

11:38 AM, Oct 29, 2013

Russia is spending a whopping $50 billion on the games, which have already gone over budget and plagued by delays.

5 killed in Texas city slayings, suspect arrested

9:17 AM, Oct 29, 2013

Police caught the suspect after he stole and wrecked a car, then ran into the woods.

AP source: U.S. weighs end to spying on allied leaders

10:27 PM, Oct 28, 2013

The official said late Monday a final decision has not been made and an internal review is ongoing. 

Former Congressman Ike Skelton dies at age 81

8:25 PM, Oct 28, 2013

Skelton died Monday at Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington, Va., surrounded by family and friends.

Durbin removes Facebook post after White House miscue

6:45 PM, Oct 28, 2013

The White House acknowledges the error stemmed from a "miscommunication."

WH: U.S. shouldn't gather intelligence 'Just because we can'

6:18 PM, Oct 28, 2013

The United States said on Monday it must better weigh the risks and rewards of its spying activities

Time Warner boosts Internet speeds, drops prices -- just not here now

4:53 PM, Oct 28, 2013

The upgrade is being rolled out now to customers in Los Angeles and will come to New York City and Hawaii by the end of the year. 

High winds topple big rigs on Calif. highway

4:51 PM, Oct 28, 2013

The California Highway Patrol says two drivers suffered minor to moderate injuries after high winds knocked over six big rigs on a stretch of Northern California highway.

Upstate New York: Bigfoot hot spot?

4:50 PM, Oct 28, 2013

Tucked away in the Adirondack mountain range, Whitehall, New York has been a hot bed of Bigfoot activity for hundreds of years.

Blast heard near U.S. Embassy in Yemeni capital

4:45 PM, Oct 28, 2013

Security officials and residents of Yemen's capital say that a large explosion was followed by heavy gunfire.

New construction seen at NKorea missile site

3:55 PM, Oct 28, 2013

U.S. research institute says North Korea is conducting major construction at its main missile launch site

Links used in Obama Twitter account hacked

2:32 PM, Oct 28, 2013

Hackers altered the links contained in tweets sent under his name.

Penn State to pay $59.7M to 26 Sandusky victims

2:23 PM, Oct 28, 2013

Penn State will pay $59.7 million to 26 sexual abuse victims of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, the school said Monday.

Even healthy kids can die from flu complications

12:03 PM, Oct 28, 2013

Hundreds have died from flu complications, and most had not gotten the vaccine, CDC says.

NSA denies Obama knew of spying on German leader

4:30 AM, Oct 28, 2013

The National Security Agency Sunday denied German media reports that President Obama was told in 2010 of NSA spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and allowed it to continue.

GOP set to question Sebelius on health law

4:16 AM, Oct 28, 2013

Republicans plan to seek answers from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Obama administration's troubled debut of the website it is using to offer health insurance.

Ride operator jailed after 5 are hurt at N.C. state fair

5:59 PM, Oct 27, 2013

Timothy Dwayne Tutterrow of Quitman, Ga., faces three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.

Forecasters: Raymond becomes hurricane in Pacific

5:39 PM, Oct 27, 2013

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Raymond has become a hurricane far off Mexico's Pacific coast and poses no threat to land at this time.

Meteorologists spy clue to heat waves weeks away

5:32 PM, Oct 27, 2013

Meteorologists may have found a way to predict some killer heat waves up to three weeks in advance. Now, the best they can do is about 10 days.

Lou Reed, iconic punk-poet, dead at 71

4:30 PM, Oct 27, 2013

Lou Reed, who lead the 1960s cult band Velvet Underground and remained a vital solo performer for decades after, has died.

Hundreds march in Washington against NSA spying

12:34 PM, Oct 27, 2013

Hundreds of demonstrators march on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to protest against the government's online surveillance programs. Sarah Toms reports.

Brown allows freedom to CA woman who killed pimp

10:00 AM, Oct 27, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown has decided to allow freedom to a woman who received a life sentence when she was a teen for killing her former pimp.

Mount Etna volcano erupts; airspace briefly closed

11:23 PM, Oct 26, 2013

Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, has erupted, sending up a towering plume of ash visible in much of eastern Sicily.

A year after Sandy, a slow recovery for thousands

11:20 PM, Oct 26, 2013

A year after Superstorm Sandy, thousands of people are still trying to fix their wrecked homes.

Jay-Z defends deal with store accused of profiling

10:16 PM, Oct 26, 2013

Jay-Z is defending himself against criticism over his collaboration with a luxury store that allegedly racially profiled two customers.