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New York boy who died rescuing relatives gets firefighter funeral

Tyler Doohan, the 8-year-old upstate New York boy who rescued six relatives from a fire but died while trying to save his grandfather, will be laid to rest Wednesday with a ceremony and honor befitting a fallen firefighter, according to ...

Mexico legalizes vigilantes, nabs cartel leader

Mexico essentially legalized the country's growing "self-defense" groups Monday, while also announcing that security forces had captured one of the four top leaders of the Knights Templar drug cartel, which the vigilante groups have been fighting for the last year.

Michelle Obama ‘fabulous’ at 50: Has the big birthday changed?

Michelle Obama’s not just embracing her half-century milestone, she’s relishing it. Describing herself as “50 and fabulous,” the “Let’s Move” creator is getting ready to move herself on Saturday -- as in show off some dance moves -- with a ...

Texting dad at movies: ‘I can’t believe I got shot

It started with a father sending text messages during the previews of an afternoon movie. It ended with the 43-year-old father shot dead amid the theater seats, and a 71-year-old retired police officer in custody.

Driverless car tech gets serious at CES

The Detroit Auto show isn’t until Monday, but major car companies are showing off some of their more exciting car-tech prototypes a week early at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Prison inmates sickened by tainted chicken

Tyson Foods has announced a recall of nearly 34,000 pounds of chicken on fears of salmonella contamination.

Flu season may be peaking

An additional 10 states reported widespread seasonal flu activity last week, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Transitional kindergarten bill introduced

SACRAMENTO, Calif.,—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson is co-sponsoring legislation to provide voluntary, high-quality transitional kindergarten to every 4-year-old child in California, he announced at a Sacramento elementary school today.

Man accused of killing mom, stepfather escapes from facility

A man accused of killing his mother and stepfather then dumping their bodies in a basement is on the run after escaping from a South Carolina mental health facility.

Producers Awards

The producers of 10 films were nominated today for the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for motion pictures, an honor that traditionally leads to best-picture honors on Oscar night.

Colorado’s recreational marijuana stores make history

DENVER, Col., -- Iraq war veteran Sean Azzariti described his purchase of recreational marijuana -- legally -- as a historic moment Wednesday.

Turkey quake

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Saturday in the Mediterranean Sea, some 50 miles (80 kilometers) south southwest of Avsallar, Turkey, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Conn. police release final report on Newtown school shooting

A final report released Friday on the investigation of the mass shooting at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School offered snippets of information into the life of the reclusive and tormented young man who carried out the second deadliest mass shooting ...

Madea’s Christmas remains in top 10

“Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas” at $8.4 million, was one of the 10 most popular movies in the U.S. and Canada this weekend. The film opened Dec. 14.

“She said YES!!!”

That was the tweet that NBA star Dwayne Wade used Saturday to announce his engagement to actress Gabrielle Union.