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National & World Mudflows spur evacuations in Southern California Mudflows spur evacuations in Southern California (Photo Gallery)
A dangerous storm system blamed for two deaths in Oregon, thousands of power outages in Washington and flooded roadways in the Bay Area that kept many from work and school pushed into Southern California on Friday, causing mudslides and evacuations.
National & World FBI investigates hanging death of black teen FBI investigates hanging death of black teen
The FBI has opened an investigation into the death of a black North Carolina teenager found hanging from a swing set after relatives raised doubts about the official finding that Lennon Lacy committed suicide, a conclusion that the county coroner questions now.
National & World Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep govt running Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep govt running
A battle between the Senate's old school veterans and new-breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and liberal Elizabeth Warren is taking shape Friday as leaders push for passage of a $1.1 trillion spending bill needed to keep the government running.
National & World CIA chief challenges Senate torture report CIA chief challenges Senate torture report
CIA Director John Brennan threaded a rhetorical needle in an unprecedented televised news conference at CIA headquarters Thursday, acknowledging that agency officers did "abhorrent" things to detainees but defending the overall post-9/11 interrogation program for stopping attacks and saving lives.
National & World Brothers convicted in spoiled spuds case
Two North Dakota brothers were convicted Thursday of intentionally destroying potatoes to collect crop insurance payments in a scheme that prosecutors said defrauded the federal government of about $2 million.
National & World Father captured on freeway bridge, 4 sons safe Father captured on freeway bridge, 4 sons safe (Photo Gallery)
A three-day search for a man wanted for questioning in his wife's disappearance and the abduction of their four young sons ended dramatically Thursday when police officers tackled him on a freeway bridge as he began climbing over a railing 150 feet above the ground. All four boys were safe.