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Best places to swim with sharks

Sharks have been making headlines lately.

Female referee hopes to make it into the big leagues

The National Football League has been handling some very bad P-R recently.

Debate over NSA programs gets renewed attention amid terror threat

There's no proof that the current terror threats in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond were uncovered through a federal program that monitors domestic telephone data, Rep.

List of U.S. Embassies and consulates closed August 4

The following U.S. posts normally open on Sunday will be closed on Sunday, August 4. U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia U.S. Consulate Dhahran, Saudi Arabia U.S. Consulate Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Obama briefed on security threat

President Barack Obama spent his birthday weekend away from the White House but was briefed about the terror threat that prompted embassy closings and heightened military readiness across the Middle East and North Africa.

Library book returned after 185 years

Someone's going to have a huge overdue fine. A book has been returned to the Centre College Library in Danville, Kentucky. That's 185 years after it was checked out.

Graham praises Obama administration; trip to Egypt still on

One of President Barack Obama's most vocal critics in the Senate said Sunday that he approves of how the administration is handling the recent terror threats.

Whirlwind wedding allows dying tot to be best man for his parents

For most couples, a wedding day is one of the most joyous days of their lives. But for one Pennsylvania couple, this day is bittersweet. You see, the couple's best man is dying. And he's only 2 years old.

Hit-and-run driver plows into Venice Beach Boardwalk; 1 dead, 11 hurt

It was two hours before sunset on a beautiful Saturday evening -- one of the busiest times of the week at the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

Michael Ansara, actor behind Klingon leader Kang, dies at 91

He struck an imposing figure as Kang, the villainous Klingon commander who struck fears in the hearts of the federation.