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2 Alaska volcanoes on alert as lava flows

Lava flowed Tuesday from two Alaskan volcanoes, with authorities placing both on the second-highest alert levels because "sudden explosions ... are possible with little or no warning."

Marine Missing from Vietnam War to be buried with crew

The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced today that the remains of a serviceman, missing from the Vietnam War, was recently accounted for and will be buried along with the 12 other servicemen who were lost in the same cr

Animal cruelty arrest: Two neglected dogs showed signs of malnourishment, infected sore

A Thibodaux man was arrested for animal cruelty after two dogs in his care were found to be painfully neglected. Officials say one dog was injured so badly, he couldn’t bark.

WANTED: Police search for 19-year-old identified as shooter at New Orleans parade

Police have named the suspect they believe to be responsible for the shooting on Mother’s Day at a Second Line parade that injured 19 people.

AG Holder recuses himself from subpoena of AP phone records probe

Attorney General Eric Holder recused himself from the decision to subpoena the phone records of Associated Press reporters after he was interviewed by the FBI in an investigation, a Justice Department official said Tuesday.

New pictures: Ariel Castro's backyard

New photographs offer a glimpse of the life kidnapping suspect Ariel Castro was leading in his Cleveland, Ohio home.

Minnesota legislators vote for same-sex marriage

Minnesota is expected to become the twelfth state to legalize same-sex marriage after the state Senate on Monday voted 37-30 in favor of approving it.

Vermont moves to pass end-of-life choice law

Vermont moved Monday to become the fourth state in the nation with a law permitting doctors to prescribe deadly doses of medication to patients facing terminal illness, and the first to pass such a measure through the state legislature.

IRS in the spotlight: What's a 501(c)(4)?

Documents set to be released this week by the IRS watchdog show that the agency targeted tea party organizations and other groups focused on government spending and the federal debt that were seeking tax-exempt status.