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An electrical fire that spread to a 15-foot Christmas tree prompted a blaze that reduced a 16,000-square-foot riverfront mansion near Maryland's capital to ruins, killing a couple and four of their young grandchildren, investigators said Wednesday.
An Irish police officer on vacation in New Orleans was shot by an armed robber, one of the latest victims in a string of shootings that have put the city on edge as it gets ready to kick off Carnival festivities.
A Pennsylvania candy maker got some kicks out of a deflated chocolate football it made as it poked fun at the New England Patriots' "Deflategate" scandal.
A newly-opened White Castle restaurant on the Las Vegas strip was forced to close for more than two hours after its grand opening to restock.
The public has a few days left to get a glimpse of Hawaii lava from a viewing area set up by the county.
A teenager fatally shot in an East Texas police station lobby was killed after she lunged at an officer with a butcher knife and a Taser failed to stop her, police said Wednesday Longview Police Chief Don Dingler and spokeswoman Kristie Brian provided new details about last week's shooting of 17-year-old Kristiana Coignard and released video that shows the incident, including the girl scuffling with an officer shortly before he and another officer fire multiple shots at her.
Prosecutors are opposing a new request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) to move his trial.
The first confirmed sighting of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite National Park in nearly a century has been confirmed by park officials.
The Pentagon is poised to unveil a new collaborative research program in the upcoming 2016 defense budget submission.
A judge ordered the state to return a dozen exotic animals — including several tigers and a lion — to their owner on Wednesday, just hours after they were taken from an animal sanctuary near Toledo.
The U.S. stock market is rising slightly at midday as investors wait for the Federal Reserve's latest policy statement.
A female soldier at Guantanamo Bay says an order barring women from jobs that require physical contact with male prisoners makes her feel less of a soldier.
A judge says a woman whose newborn baby was found dead at a Detroit-area recycling center is expected to appear in court.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett's sister has donated $100 million to Northwestern University, which the suburban Chicago school says is the largest single gift in its history.
A Los Angeles-area man was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting, torturing and killing his nearly 3-week-old daughter.
A 28-year-old man was charged Tuesday with killing a couple who traveled to rural Georgia seeking to buy a 1966 Ford Mustang through an advertisement placed on Craigslist, an online classified ad service.
Elrey "Bud" Runion and his wife, June, took their charitable efforts all over the South: from storm-damaged Alabama towns and impoverished pockets of West Virginia to a donation center run from their backyard in suburban Atlanta.
Sororities at the University of Virginia have been told to stay away from fraternity recruitment events scheduled Saturday.
A kangaroo is on the loose in frigid and snowy Austria, hopping his way toward dispelling a famous slogan.
Grand juries have long held some of the criminal justice system's best-kept secrets.