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Obama, Romney make a mad dash in a final bid for votes

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are spending the final hours of the campaign making a mad dash through battleground states Monday in a late push to sway a closely divided electorate ahead of Tuesday's election.<

African painted dogs kill young boy at Pittsburgh Zoo

A group of African painted dogs killed a boy who fell into their exhibit Sunday at the Pittsburgh Zoo. Barbara Baker, the zoo's president, said the child was around 3 years old.

New York faces 'massive housing problem' after Sandy, governor says

Kevin Cordova's family tried cooking hot food to stay warm. They wore their winter coats inside and buried themselves under blankets.

Texas refinery catches fire

Crews battled a stubborn fire at a BP plant outside Houston, Texas, Tuesday afternoon.

Sandy's trail of devastation: 16 dead, millions in the dark -- and it's not over

The destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy mounted Tuesday morning as electrical fires and record power outages added to the misery of devastating flooding in the Northeast.

Crane partially collapses, dangles over New York street

A crane atop a luxury Manhattan skyscraper under construction partly collapsed Monday, leaving its arm precariously perched and hanging over West 57th Street.

Sandy could bring 'catastrophe,' affect 60 million

Hurricane Sandy's outer bands pummeled the Eastern Coast on Monday with howling winds, torrential downpours and storm surges that authorities warned could bring devastation unlike anything anyone has seen.

U.S. sailor found dead at train station in Japan

A U.S. Navy sailor has been found dead with a head injury at a Japanese train station, local police said Monday.

Warning lifted after 7.7 Canada quake triggered Hawaii tsunami scare

A tsunami spawned by an earthquake in Canada sent waves and fear to Hawaii, thousands of miles away, where some residents scrambled to higher land and prepared for a fierce impact.

Ryan hits Obama on auto bailout

Vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan lent support to running mate Mitt Romney in Ohio on Saturday by going after President Barack Obama for "picking winners and losers" in the federal auto bailout.