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Do You Have "The X Factor"?

THE X FACTOR begins its next nationwide search for the best undiscovered new solo artists and vocal groups on Wednesday, March 6 in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center.

AUDIO: Authorities exchange fire with renegade ex-LAPD cop

Authorities are in the area of Big Bear Lake, California, where law enforcement sources say they have renegade ex-cop, Christopher Dorner barricaded in a cabin.

1 killed, 1 injured in shootout with fugitive ex-cop, murder suspect

Two sheriff's deputies have been wounded in a shootout with a suspect believed to be renegade ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner, a high-ranking law official with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.

Winchester recalls lot of ammunition

Winchester has recalled some of their ammunition after the company discovered it may contain incorrect propellant.

Pope Benedict to resign at the end of the month, Vatican says

The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI, surprised the world Monday by saying he will resign at the end of the month "because of advanced age."

Super Bowl outage blamed on electrical relay device

The cause of Sunday's power outage at the Super Bowl in New Orleans has been traced to an electrical relay device, Entergy New Orleans Inc. announced Friday.

Nationwide telemarketing scam targeting seniors

Senior citizens nationwide are reporting pushy, suspicious telemarketing calls from businesses going by the names "Senior Emergency Care," "Senior Safety Alert" or "Senior Safe Alert."

Pentagon expected to expand benefits to same-sex spouses

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is expected to announce this week that same-sex spouses of service members will be granted some benefits that they had been denied until now, according to an Obama administration official.

Details emerge in Alabama child hostage rescue

Law enforcement officers were able to see what was going on inside the underground bunker where a 5-year-old boy was held hostage for a week with a camera they somehow slipped into the hideout, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.

Alabama hostage standoff ends with kidnapper dead, child safe

A 5-year-old child abducted from an Alabama school bus six days ago is safe and his kidnapper is dead, according to a law enforcement official.