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Oregon parents accused of starving 7-week-old baby to death

A man and woman are accused of starving their 7-week-old baby to death in Douglas County. Emergency crews responded to the 800 block of Willis Avenue in Glendale on Jan. 22 on reports of an infant in distress.

Obama to strike inclusive tone in countering extremism speech

President Barack Obama, speaking at his summit on countering violent extremism Wednesday, sought to strike a balance between appealing for more acceptance of Muslim-Americans while emphasizing the need to remain vigilant against radicals who co

Here's what really happened when Biden whispered to defense secretary's wife

Vice President Joe Biden has been the source of many social media moments. Internet users dubbed finger-guns his trademark salute, he's had more than one on camera Freudian slip, and his Senate swearing-ins are always must-see.

Video: Man claiming police brutality caught punching himself in face

A man who claimed detectives beat him up was caught telling a tall tale. Aleksander Tomaszewski said detectives in Lane County, Oregon, gave him two black eyes last month while being questioned.

Vigil held for slain Texas high school football player

A prayer vigil was held Tuesday night for a Stevens High School senior who was shot to death on the city's far West Side.

5 myths (and one fact) about Lent

Starting on Ash Wednesday, more than 1 billion Christians around the world will enter the season of Lent, a time of solemn spiritual preparation for Easter, the culmination of the church's calendar.

U.S. allows armed drone sales to allies

The United States will begin allowing sales of armed drones to friendly foreign countries, allowing allies to widen their arsenals with a tool increasingly used by the American military.

Former elementary school principal accused of running heroin drug ring

A former elementary school principal in Missouri is wanted as part of a heroin ring. Police say 33-year-old Joshua Foust will face heroin possession with intent to deliver charges.

Train derails, explodes in West Virginia; crude oil spills into river

A train hauling crude oil derailed and exploded in West Virginia, displacing up to 1,000 residents and contaminating the local water supply.

Jewish leaders rebuff Netanyahu's call for mass migration

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu didn't skip a beat as he pivoted from condemning the terror attack in Denmark this weekend to calling for the "mass immigration" of European Jews to Israel. But members of the Jewish community in Denmark