Slideshow: 'Polar vortex' leaves its mark on Midwest
Many across the nation's midsection went into virtual hibernation, while others dared to venture out in temperatures that plunged well below zero. (AP Photos)
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Custer County deputies cleared in fatal shooting
The sheriff says one of the deputies shot his own hand during the scuffle, which required the amputation of a finger.
Oregon officials fear fetal tissue used to power homes
Oregon county commission is taking immediate action to prohibit human tissue from future deliveries at the plant that has been turning waste into energy since 1987.
Okla. lawmaker promotes Foster Care Day at Capitol
Legislator says it's important for resource families to let legislators know the importance of foster care and adoption.
Afghans want to deal on captured U.S. soldier
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's captors are anxious to release him, sources say, but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal.
Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims
Wednesday's decision paves the way for death row inmates Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner to receive a lethal injection at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester.
Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui
A teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after the freezing, low-pressure ordeal ... but he survived and skirted security to make the ride.
High court rescinds award to child porn victim
The case involved a woman known in court papers by the pseudonym “Amy.” Her losses have been pegged at nearly $3.4 million, based on the ongoing Internet trade and viewing of images of her being raped by her uncle when she was 8 and 9 years old.
Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances
Obama steered clear of more sensitive topics like the trade and China tensions as he and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sat down for a morning meeting at Tokyo’s Akasaka Palace. Instead, Obama spoke of a U.S.-Japanese bond that transcends its military alliance.
U.S. weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years
Though the criteria apply solely to federal inmates, states, too are grappling with severe prison overcrowding.
Summer movie preview: Hollywood bets big again
Last summer a number of high-profile films tanked while onlookers like Steven Spielberg warned of a coming "implosion" for an increasingly blockbuster-bound Hollywood.
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