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South Dakota blizzard kills, buries cows; shutdown leaves ranchers in the cold

Like in a scene from an apocalyptic parable, dark carcasses of cows and steers lie motionless in silent clusters across swaths of South Dakota.

Hannah Anderson interview

Two months after a nationwide manhunt helped authorities track down kidnapped California teen Hannah Anderson, she's revealing new details about her conversations with the man who allegedly held her hostage and killed her mother and brother

Gunmen seize Libyan PM Ali Zeidan before dawn, free him hours later

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan appealed for calm Thursday in his first public comments since he was freed after being abducted by militia gunmen for several hours.

Nurses, other non-physicians can perform abortions in California

As more states pass measures tightening abortion laws, California is making abortions more accessible.

Active WWII-era grenade located in driveway of home in Baton Rouge

An active World War II-era grenade was found today by construction workers while they were working on a residential project.

UK passenger lands plane

The small Cessna plane glided over eastern England on Tuesday evening with exactly two people on board: the pilot and a passenger.

Woman found dead in hospital stairwell believed to be missing patient

She checked herself into a hospital 17 days ago for a bladder infection. But nobody could've predicted it would end like this.

Votes are there to break shutdown, but not the will

President Barack Obama appeared Tuesday to have enough support in the House to approve legislation to reopen the federal government, which has been partially closed for a week over a bitter policy dispute with Republicans on health care.

Couple provide $10 million to keep Head Start programs open

Early childhood programs for low-income families in six states, forced to close because of the government shutdown, will reopen with the help of $10 million in emergency funding from billionaire Houston couple Laura and John Arnold, the Nationa

Syria civil war

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said in a letter to the U.N. Security Council that the international mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons is unprecedented and that the team faces many grave dangers.