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Weather improves, but California wildfire still threatens 4,000 homes

Firefighters and homeowners were anxiously awaiting to learn Saturday whether the emergence of cool ocean breezes and possible rain will weaken a Los Angeles-area wildlfire that has burned 28,000 acres in two days and now threatens 4,000 homes.

2016 watch: Biden, Cruz headline events in South Carolina

While the countdown to the next presidential election has already begun with talk of potential contenders, it felt like the 2016 drumroll picked up a little more speed Friday night in South Carolina.

World's top five fishing holidays

Silently huddled on the water's edge, waiting hours on end for a hint of action, may not be everyone's idea of a pleasurable pastime. But the joy of fishing -- much like its catch -- comes in many shapes and sizes.

Gun control in crosshairs at NRA convention

Within minutes of the National Rifle Association's opening forum at their annual meeting this weekend, the group's leaders went after gun control proposals and advocates who sought to expand tougher firearm laws following the deadly New

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Shootout occurs during routine traffic stop

WARNING: This video may not be suitable for all viewers. On Sunday, March 10, around 6:00 p.m., Middlefield Police Officers in Ohio, pulled over James Gilkerson, 42.

Black bear gets comfortable in man's truck

A bear managed to get inside a California man's truck, but couldn't figure out how to get out!

Tsarnaev lawyer keeps hated criminals off death row

One of the nation's foremost experts on keeping clients off death row is joining Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's defense team.

New Jersey law protects overdose patients from prosecution

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a law Thursday that encourages people to report drug overdoses without fear of being arrested, a measure he says will help save lives.

U.S. military plane crashes in Kyrgyzstan

MOSCOW (CNN) -- An American military refueling plane took off and crashed in Kyrgyzstan on Friday, Kyrgyz and U.S. officials said. Three people were on board, said Bolot Sharshenaliev of the Kyrgyz Emergencies Ministry.