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'Game of Thrones' finale will be a 'tricky homecoming'

With fans still reeling from last Sunday's Red Wedding episode, "The Rains of Castamere," the third season of "Game of Thrones" comes to a close this weekend, and no one is waiting with more bated breath for that than Ni

California gunman walked quietly and casually as he fired, killing 4

Authorities on Saturday identified one of four people shot dead by a man armed with a semi-automatic rifle who blazed a mile-long path of calamity that ended with his death in the library of Santa Monica College.

'Night Stalker' Richard Ramirez, convicted mass murderer, dead at 53

Richard Ramirez, a mass murderer and serial rapist known as the "Night Stalker" for his 1984-1985 crime spree in California, died Friday morning of natural causes at age 53, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Current, former Marines caught up in alleged crime ring

Seven active Marines, seven former Marines and a Navy sailor were among 50 people arrested in a sweeping Southern California raid aimed at shutting down a network that allegedly dealt in stolen cars, drugs, weapons and other military gear.

With his speech, valedictorian brings God to graduation

Leading up to Saturday’s ceremony, Roy Costner IV prayed on what he was going to do. Liberty High School’s 2013 valedictorian would soon find himself in front of a microphone.

Report: At least 20 killed in southeast China bus fire

A bus caught fire in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen on Friday, killing at least 20 people at injuring more than 30 others, state-run news agency Xinhua reported, citing local officials.

Man indicted for raping 7-year-old boy, exposing him to AIDS virus

A 29-year-old Carencro man has been indicted for allegedly raping a child and knowingly exposing him to the AIDS virus.

Judge's ruling puts 2nd child in line for adult lungs

A judge's ruling Thursday makes another child waiting for a lung transplant in Philadelphia more quickly eligible for adult lungs. The family of Javier Acosta, 11, asked a federal judge to issue a restraining order to block a policy that keeps chi

'Crazy play' from Parker steals NBA Finals opener for Spurs

San Antonio Spurs snatched Game One of the NBA Finals after a "crazy play" from Tony Parker gave Gregg Popovich's team a 92-88 win away to defending champion Miami Heat.

Data surveillance in the U.S.: necessary or 'obscenely outrageous'?

Is the U.S. government indiscriminately monitoring your phone calls or e-mails? It says no.