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4.4-magnitude earthquake hits Los Angeles area

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake shook the Los Angeles area on Monday morning, jolting some people awake just before sunrise but bringing no immediate reports of serious damage. The quake, centered about 6 miles north-northwest of Westwood and about 15

Delaware grandfather pens his own humorous obituary

The Delaware man, who died Sunday, penned his own humor-tinged obituary and left it for his family to find. Family and friends honored him with a private luncheon on Saturday. "Walter George Brulh Jr.

Itsy bitsy dinosaur was T. rex cousin

Everyone is familiar with Tyrannosaurus rex, but humanity is only now meeting its much smaller Arctic cousin. Scientists have announced the discovery of a new genus and species of dinosaur, based on remains found in Alaska.

13 workers exposed to radiation at New Mexico disposal plant

Nearly two weeks after a radiation leak was reported at the Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant outside Carlsbad, New Mexico, 13 employees have been notified that preliminary test results show they were exposed to radiation, officials

Ukraine crisis: Early results show Crimea votes to join Russia

Preliminary results in Sunday's referendum on whether Ukraine's Crimea region should join Russia or become an independent state overwhelmingly show support for Russia.

Honda Odyssey recall ties 900,000 minivans to fire risk

Honda is recalling nearly 900,000 minivans for a defect that could increase fire risk. The recall includes some Honda Odysseys of model years 2005 through 2010.

North Korea fires short-range rockets, sources say

North Korea has fired 10 short-range rockets, two South Korean defense officials said Sunday.

CNN Poll: Rand Paul goes where his father never went

Rand Paul has done something his father never did -- top the list of potential Republican presidential candidates in a national poll.

Ukraine crisis: Crimea votes in referendum that divides Russia, U.S.

 Residents of Ukraine's Crimea region headed to the polls Sunday to vote in a disputed referendum on whether to join Russia or become an effectively independent state connected to Ukraine.