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Civil rights suit filed in police shooting of man brandishing sword updated 25 days ago

Family of a sword-carrying man who was killed has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of Saratoga Springs, Utah, and 2 officers.

An Ohio transgender teen's suicide, a mother's anguish updated 25 days ago

Ohio transgender teen Leelah Alcorn said on social media she committed suicide because her parents refused to accept who she was.

Slain N.C. couple mourned; bodies found in truck after W.Va. officers shot updated 25 days ago

The deaths of a North Carolina couple, whose bodies were found at a West Virginia traffic stop, were senseless, a neighbor says.

The transgender life: What to know, say and understand updated 25 days ago

A transgender teen's suicide has brought up a lot of questions about what it means to be transgender. Here's what the experts say.

Oregon, Ohio State to meet in NCAA football championship updated 25 days ago

Oregon defeats Florida State 59-20 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, in the first-ever College Football Playoff semifinal.

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo dies at 82; we've 'lost a giant' updated 25 days ago

Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, a three-time governor and Democratic giant, died Thursday, his family said.

Bodies found in truck after W. Va. officers wounded in traffic stop updated 25 days ago

Two West Virginia officers were shot and wounded Thursday in a traffic stop on Interstate 64 that led to the discovery of two bodies.

Discerning wine thieves take French Laundry to cleaners updated 26 days ago

The French Laundry is so exclusive that even the scofflaws who robbed it on Christmas have sophisticated palates

'Everybody that met her ... loved her,' says relative of woman killed at Walmart updated 26 days ago

The father-in-law of a mother fatally shot in an Idaho Walmart by her 2-year-old son says she didn't have a mean bone in her body.

2014 In Review Fast Facts updated 26 days ago

Here is a look back at the events of 2014.

Death Penalty Fast Facts updated 26 days ago

Here's a look at the death penalty in the United States.

Son decapitated mother over 'nagging,' Florida sheriff says updated 26 days ago

Police in Oldsmar, Florida, say Christian Gomez decapitated his mother and put her out with the garbage because of her "nagging."

Something green, something yellow: Oregon fans wed at Rose Bowl updated 26 days ago

Two obsessed Oregon Ducks football fans plunged into the end zone of holy matrimony in front of the Rose Bowl Thursday morning.

Thanksgiving Day Fast Facts updated 26 days ago

Here's some background information about Thanksgiving Day, celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday in November. In 2015, Thanksgiving is on November 26.

Chick-fil-A investigating possible payment card breach updated 26 days ago

Chick-fil-A is working with authorities to look into potential unusual activity involving card payments at a few of its locations, the fast-food chain said

Police chief's wife shot near Atlanta updated 26 days ago

The wife of the police chief in Peachtree City, Georgia, is in critical condition with a gunshot wound, the Peachtree City Police Department said Thursday.

Storm kills at least 2, strands motorists; Southern California gets rare snow updated 27 days ago

An overnight storm delivered surprise snowfall and windy chaos to California, killing a coastal harbor patrolman and a woman in her sleep.

NYPD beefs up security for New Year's Eve updated 27 days ago

Amid calls for protests, police officials say additional security will be patrolling New York's Times Square for New Year's Eve.

Mom fatally shot when son, 2, grabs gun from her purse in Walmart updated 27 days ago

A mother, 29, was killed in an Idaho Walmart when her 2-year-old son in the shopping cart grabbed a gun from her purse and accidentally shot her.

NYC set to memorialize Liu, Ramos with street names updated 27 days ago

The two New York police officers shot to death earlier this month in Brooklyn are set to be immortalized in the streets of the city that they swore to protect.

Julian Bond Fast Facts updated 27 days ago

Here is a look at the life of civil rights activist Julian Bond.

Jeb Bush Fast Facts updated 27 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida.

Ravens security director charged with sex offense updated 27 days ago

The Baltimore Ravens' top security guy has been charged with a sex offense that allegedly occurred December 14, online court records reveal.

U.S. transfers 5 more Guantanamo detainees; 127 remain updated 27 days ago

The U.S. government has transferred five more Guantanamo Bay detainees, shrinking the number to 127.

Wall at salt warehouse collapses, leaving cars buried in mountain of white updated 27 days ago

An overburdened wall at a salt warehouse in Chicago collapsed spilling a mountain of white crystals on cars parked at the neighboring Acura dealership.

George H.W. Bush Fast Facts updated 28 days ago

Here's a look at the life of George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States.

John Reed Fast Facts updated 28 days ago

Here's a look at the life of John Reed, Chairman of Board at MIT and former Citigroup CEO.

Arizona Safeway Shootings Fast Facts updated 28 days ago

Here's a look at the 2011 shootings in Tucson, Arizona. Six people were killed and 13 were wounded including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Shooter Jared Lee Loughner pled guilty in 2012 and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

George Tenet Fast Facts updated 28 days ago

Here is a look at the life of George Tenet, former director of the CIA.

Golden Globe Awards Fast Facts updated 29 days ago

Here is some background information about the Golden Globe Awards, which are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Herman Cain Fast Facts updated 29 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Herman Cain, candidate for the Republican nomination for president in the 2012 election.

U.S. Mine Disasters Fast Facts updated 29 days ago

Here's a look at mine disasters in the United States.

Jon Corzine Fast Facts updated 29 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Jon Corzine, former governor of New Jersey.

Tension, tenderness and a sea of blue as slain NYPD officer is laid to rest updated 30 days ago

Thousands of police pay respects for one of two New York officers who lost their lives in the line of duty a week ago.

Rookie police officer in Arizona killed during domestic violence call updated 30 days ago

A rookie Flagstaff, Arizona, officer who was answering a domestic violence call has died from gunshot wounds.

Police spokesman facing discipline after calling Brown memorial 'pile of trash' updated 30 days ago

Spokesman for Ferguson, Missouri, police on unpaid leave, facing disciplinary action after calling Michael Brown memorial a "pile of trash" in interview.

Theft of baby Jesus figure may be hate crime, authorities say updated 31 days ago

The FBI has joined the investigation into who stole a baby Jesus from a Haverhill, Massachusetts, nativity scene and replaced it with a real pig's head.

NYPD: 9 arrested for allegedly posting, phoning in threats to officers updated 32 days ago

Nine people have been arrested in connection with alleged threats made toward NYPD in the past week.

NYPD Officer Rafael Ramos saw streets as his ministry updated 32 days ago

Slain New York police Officer Rafael Ramos saw the street as his ministry.

Help offered to slain NYPD officers' families updated 32 days ago

Offers pour in to help the families of slain New York City police officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos.

Dow Jones Industrial Average Fast Facts updated 32 days ago

Here's a look at the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Stevie Wonder Fast Facts updated 32 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Stevie Wonder, singer, songwriter, producer and activist.

Connecticut Shootings Fast Facts updated 32 days ago

Here's a look at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.

Former WWE ring star Kevin Nash and son booked on battery updated 32 days ago

Former WWE ring star Kevin Nash and son booked on battery after family violence.

Christmas baby born on Philadelphia public transit train updated 32 days ago

Riders of Philadelphia public transit were reminded on Christmas Day that the holiday celebrates a birth in the humblest of circumstances.

Aaron Hernandez Fast Facts updated 33 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots tight end charged with the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd and the murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.

Ugly weather slows holiday travelers updated 34 days ago

It was a frustrating day for holiday fliers as almost 3,000 flights were postponed due to rain, poor visibility.

Bill Cosby Fast Facts updated 34 days ago

Here's a look at the life of comedian and actor Bill Cosby.

Giant panda cub Bao Bao gets shock of her young life updated 34 days ago

Giant panda cub Bao Bao at the National Zoo got a shock when she touched a hot wire. She's fine, but scared in a tree, National Zoo says.

Minnesota woman, believed to be oldest Facebook user, dies aged 114 updated 34 days ago

A woman believed to be the world's oldest Facebook user has died at the age of 114, her family said.

In iconic civil rights city, police shooting video raises questions updated 34 days ago

A police shooting case in the historic civil rights city of Selma adds a different layer to the national debate.

Protesters return to New York, despite mayor's plea for pause updated 35 days ago

A protest against racism and police violence packed sidewalks in New York on Tuesday, despite calls from the city's mayor for a pause in demonstrations.

NYC police killer's mother 'deeply sorry,' says her son was 'spiraling out of control' updated 35 days ago

The mother of the man who killed two New York police officers has spoken out, apologizing for the horror her son Ismaaiyl Brinsley caused before taking his own life.

DA: Guns smuggled on planes in Atlanta an 'egregious' security breach updated 35 days ago

A baggage handler for Delta Air Lines moved a lot more than just luggage, authorities say -- he also helped smuggle guns.

Four dead as tornadoes slam parts of Mississippi updated 35 days ago

A tornado system touched down in portions of Mississippi on Tuesday afternoon, killing at least four people and leaving injuries, damage and power outages.

Tiger Woods Fast Facts updated 35 days ago

Here's a look at one of the most successful golfers in history, Tiger Woods.

Richard Reid Fast Facts updated 35 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Richard Reid, also known as the "shoe bomber." He is serving a life sentence at the U.S. Penitentiary Administrative Maximum (ADMAX) facility in Florence, Colorado. Zacarias Moussaoui, convicted September 11 conspirator, is also incarcerated there.

No charges for Milwaukee officer involved in fatal shooting updated 35 days ago

A district attorney has decided against charges in the case of a police officer who fatally shot a mentally ill man more than a dozen times in Milwaukee.

NYC mayor meets with families of slain police officers updated 36 days ago

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton on Monday visited the homes of the two officers slain over the weekend.

Muhammad Ali 'vastly improved' after bout of pneumonia updated 36 days ago

Muhammad Ali has "vastly improved" after being hospitalized over the weekend with a mild case of pneumonia, his spokesman Bob Gunnell says.

What the 'marshmallow test' can teach you about your kids updated 36 days ago

The premise is simple: You can eat one marshmallow now or, if you can wait, you get to eat two marshmallows later.

Officers shoot Canadian man holding handgun replica on U.S. border bridge updated 36 days ago

U.S. officers shoot a Canadian man who walked toward a border inspection booth waving what they said looked like a handgun.

Phil Spector Fast Facts updated 36 days ago

Here's an in-depth look at the life of songwriter and convicted murderer Phil Spector.

FSU hearing clears quarterback Jameis Winston updated 37 days ago

Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston has been cleared by a school panel that considered whether he violated the student conduct code.

NYC cop killer had criminal record and angry social media posts, police say updated 37 days ago

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who shot and killed two New York City police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, had a lengthy criminal record, police say.

Police officer shot and killed in Florida updated 37 days ago

A police officer in Tarpon Springs, Florida, was shot and killed early Sunday, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

Backlash, finger-pointing begin after 2 NYPD officers are ambushed, killed updated 37 days ago

Shortly after a man killed two police officers sitting in their patrol car in New York City, the finger-pointing started.

Tony Bennett Fast Facts updated 37 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Grammy-winning singer Tony Bennett, famous for his signature song "I Left my Heart in San Francisco."

Barbra Streisand Fast Facts updated 37 days ago

Here is a look at the life of singer and actress Barbra Streisand.

Chris Brown Fast Facts updated 37 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Grammy Award-winner Chris Brown, who pleaded guilty to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

Muhammad Ali in hospital with pneumonia, his spokesman says updated 37 days ago

Famed boxer Muhammad Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday with pneumonia, his spokesman Bob Gunnell said.

Protesters' chants of 'Black Lives Matter' echo at megamall; at least 20 arrested updated 37 days ago

A choir of protests echoed through the country's quintessential mega-mall, when a few hundred demonstrators raised their voices at the Mall of America.

Eastern Air Lines is back in the air updated 37 days ago

Eastern Air Lines flew its first of 20 new planes into Miami on Friday. The event marks a relaunch of the once-bankrupt airline, which last flew in 1991.

2 NYPD police officers 'assassinated'; shooter dead updated 38 days ago

Two New York police officers were shot and killed ambush-style Saturday as they sat in their patrol car in Brooklyn.

Lawsuits say Sony Pictures should have expected security breach updated 38 days ago

Former employees of Sony Pictures have filed lawsuits against the company over a security breach.

U.S. transfers 4 more Guantanamo detainees -- this time to Afghanistan updated 38 days ago

The U.S. government continues to shrink its ranks of Guantanamo Bay detainees, announcing Saturday that four more have been repatriated -- this time to Afghanistan.

Supreme Court declines to block Florida same-sex marriages updated 38 days ago

Florida appears set to recognize same-sex marriages on January 6, after the U.S. Supreme Court declines to further delay a lower court's ruling.

Pacific storm could mark floods, landslides, early holiday woe updated 38 days ago

Another Pacific storm is to pound the West Coast this weekend and could unleash flash flooding and mudslides, a week after similar rains left devastation.

'Unjust': Rights groups slam spread of facilities for immigrant families updated 38 days ago

The Department of Homeland Security this week announced it is opening the largest immigrant family detention facility in the United States, amid concerns from immigrant-rights groups.

Holiday lights so bright you can see them from space updated 38 days ago

Those lights you put up for the holidays don't just brighten your neighborhood -- they provide NASA with new data about how cities illuminate the night.

Paul Wolfowitz Fast Facts updated 38 days ago

Here's a look at the life of Paul Wolfowitz, former president of the World Bank.

Wesley Clark Fast Facts updated 38 days ago

Here's a look at the life of retired Army General Wesley Clark.

Mary Tyler Moore Fast Facts updated 38 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Mary Tyler Moore, Tony and Emmy award winning actress.

Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts updated 38 days ago

Here's some background information about same-sex marriage in the United States and worldwide.

Fighting for Kobani from a distance: One man does what he can updated 38 days ago

To draw attention ISIS battle in Kobani, Syrian Kurd living in U.S. goes on three-week hunger strike on Washington sidewalk.

New video shows Janay Rice nuzzling Ray Rice shortly after elevator fight updated 38 days ago

A newly released video shows the now-wife of NFL player Ray Rice lovingly nuzzling him shortly after he knocked her out cold at a casino in New Jersey.

5 things UVA-Rolling Stone correspondence reveals updated 39 days ago

The University of Virginia released correspondence with a Rolling Stone magazine writer and fact checker.

Immigration: More Central Americans apprehended than Mexicans updated 39 days ago

For the first time since detailed records began being kept in 1992, undocumented immigrants from Mexico made up less than half of those apprehended.

$50 million settlement reached in Indiana State Fair stage collapse updated 39 days ago

Lawyer: A $50 million settlement was reached in the deadly collapse of a stage at the Indiana State Fair

Reborn Kepler spacecraft discovers another planet updated 39 days ago

Kepler is still on the beat.

Killer meatloaf? Lawsuit claims couple died after tainted Bob Evans meal updated 39 days ago

A West Virginia lawsuit claims tainted meatloaf from a Bob Evans restaurant caused an elderly couple to die.

Gruesome discovery: Small bodies inside abandoned storage locker updated 39 days ago

In an abandoned storage unit in Colfax, California, a woman finds a sealed ottoman containing two small bodies.

Girls charged in Slenderman stabbing deemed competent updated 40 days ago

Two girls accused of stabbing a friend to impress the fictional Internet bogeyman Slenderman have been found competent to stand trial.

Huge Los Angeles blaze was arson, fire officials say updated 40 days ago

Arsonists started a huge December 8 blaze in downtown Los Angeles, the Fire Department says.

What deluges? 11 trillion gallons of rain still needed to end California drought updated 40 days ago

What deluges? 11 trillion gallons of rain needed to end California drought.

Army to launch 'blimp' that detects cruise missiles updated 40 days ago

The U.S. Army plans to launch two stationary blimps 10,000 feet in the air next week to better protect the Washington, D.C. area from cruise missiles.

Jim Jones Fast Facts updated 40 days ago

Here is a look at the life of Jim Jones, former National Security Adviser under President Barack Obama.