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U.S. admiral raises alarm over Russian military threat

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The ability of the U.S. and Canadian military to defend North America could be jeopardized by stepped up Russian military activity, according to the commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command. Adm.

Justice Department asks court to lift block on immigration actions

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Justice Department filed an emergency motion Thursday asking a federal appeals court to allow President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration to go forward. In their court brief, government lawyers charged that

Krispy Kreme, minor league team offer up 'Doughnut Dog'

Do arteries make a sound as they clog? If so, prepare for a symphony of saturated fats in Delaware next month. Krispy Kreme is partnering with a minor league baseball team in Wilmington to sell a bacon donut hot dog.

Athletes defend cheerleader with Down's syndrome from bullies in stands

A bully banished, a girl's smile restored, and three junior high basketball players learn that taking a stand can make a difference.

5 things to know for your New Day -- Thursday, March 12

Ferguson erupts after police chief resigns. Homeland Security investigates Secret Service agents. And Iraqi forces advance in Tikrit. It's Thursday, and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day

Drunk Secret Service agents crash into WH barrier

The Department of Homeland Security is investigating another incident of misconduct by senior Secret Service agents, White House officials said Wednesday night.

Iran deal: A treaty or not a treaty, that is the question

If it looks like a treaty, walks like a treaty and talks like a treaty, is it a treaty? According to the White House, only if the President of the United States says it is. That's infuriating Republicans and even some Democrats, who are deman

UT Austin investigating "border-themed" frat party

 In a message released Tuesday evening, UT President Bill Powers acknowledges the university's lack of a response to the Fiji house party.

Real or fake? Monstrous gator takes over golf course

Check out this big guy. Some golfers in Florida say this gator was on their course last weekend at the Myakka Pines Golf Club. Not everyone is buying it-- some say the photo is fake. What do you think?