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Official: ISIS attacks Libyan hospital, kidnaps -- then frees -- 20 foreigners

ISIS militants attacked a Libyan hospital and kidnapped 20 medical workers, a hospital official said -- the latest example of the Islamist extremist group's reach into North Africa. About 30 gunmen tied to the group calling itself the Islamic S

Buzz Aldrin sends Mars message from Stonehenge

Buzz Aldrin, one of the first two men to walk on the moon back in 1969, has used one of mankind's oldest monuments as a backdrop for his call for a new leap in space exploration. The veteran astronaut posted a picture to his Twitter feed Monday

Texas Senate approves open carry of handguns

A bill lifting some of the state's restrictions on handguns cleared the Texas Senate along a party line vote of 20 to 11 Monday.

Appeals court issues stay in execution of East Texas man

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has placed a stay on the March 18 execution of an East Texas man.

McDonald's workers allege unsafe working conditions

Some McDonald's workers claim that they've been hurt on the job due to unsafe working conditions.

Real estate heir Robert Durst says he 'killed them all'

He admitted to shooting and dismembering his neighbor, but was acquitted of murder. He was suspected in his first wife's disappearance, but no one could pin him to it.

LA National Guard identifies four soldiers killed in helicopter crash

Major General Glenn Curtis, the adjutant general of the Louisiana National Guard addressed the media at a press conference Monday.

Facebook: Here's exactly what we mean by 'nudity'

Facebook has updated its "community standards" for its 1.4 billion users, getting super-specific about what is and isn't allowed on the social network.

Americans exposed to Ebola patient return from Africa for monitoring

Three more American aid workers who were exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone are due to arrive back in the United States on Monday for monitoring. None of them are sick or known to be infected with the disease.

Taming ISIS on Twitter: More than a game of whack-a-mole

One of the most pernicious phrases in the debate over how to counter extremist use of social media is "whack-a-mole."