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Police: Las Vegas mentioned as Al-Qaeda terror target

Metro police have confirmed al-Qaeda leaders are encouraging lone jihadists to target Las Vegas for terror attacks. That information comes from a recent publication which names the city as a top spot to strike.

PCH doctors treat girl's seizures with radical brain surgery

A baby girl is recovering after doctors disconnected half her brain to stop the hundreds of seizures she was having every day.

Alert raised in Iceland after sub-glacial eruption

Iceland closed the airspace near the Bardarbunga volcano on Saturday, warning that significant emission of ash into the atmosphere is likely.

Calm in Ferguson, but fight over conflicting stories goes on

There were no Molotov cocktails thrown, no shootings, no fires and no tear gas on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, on Thursday night and early Friday.

Voice, words may provide key clues about James Foley's killer

 As UK investigators work to identify the Islamist militant who beheaded American journalist James Foley, the tiniest details in the videotape of the killing could provide the key clue.

Riddell unveils new gear to help prevent and detect concussions

Football programs across the country will be wearing new gear this fall. And besides just being aesthetically pleasing from the outside, it’s more about the technology that has been built in.

Obama and Holder hone their messages on race-tinged issues

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- They are the nation's first African-American President and attorney general, so Barack Obama and Eric Holder always were going to face extra scrutiny over their approach to racially charged issues. Conservative critics howled

Agency: Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl prisoner swap

The Pentagon broke federal law by exchanging five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt.

4 firefighters injured when Ice Bucket Challenge goes wrong

An ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went terribly wrong in Campbellsville, Kentucky, when four firefighters were seriously injured after participating in a group event, according to Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette. Electricity from a power lin

Governor orders drawdown of National Guard in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Missouri (CNN) -- The tide may be turning in Ferguson, Missouri. For the first time since a white police officer fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, the streets emptied early Thursday. Protest crowds thinned from hund