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Report: At least 20 killed in southeast China bus fire

A bus caught fire in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen on Friday, killing at least 20 people at injuring more than 30 others, state-run news agency Xinhua reported, citing local officials.

Man indicted for raping 7-year-old boy, exposing him to AIDS virus

A 29-year-old Carencro man has been indicted for allegedly raping a child and knowingly exposing him to the AIDS virus.

Reports: U.S. spy agencies mined Internet data

U.S. intelligence agencies operated a broad data-mining program that extracted e-mail, photos and other private communications from some of the biggest Internet companies, American and British newspapers reported Thursday.

Person of interest in ricin case files for divorce

It's generally not a good sign for a marriage when a wife allegedly turns her husband over to the FBI for possibly sending letters that tested positive for the poison ricin to politicians.

Esther Williams, star of film and swimming, dies at 91

Esther Williams, whose success as a competitive swimmer propelled her to stardom on the silver screen in the 1940s and 1950s, died Thursday in California, her spokesman said Thursday. She was 91.

NBA FINALS: San Antonio Spurs VS Miami Heat

Game one of the 2013 NBA Finals will be played Thursday night in Miami. One of the most anticipated Finals in recent history, places the veteran San Antonio Spurs against the younger Miami Heat.

Cops: Cheerleader pimped out her teen teammate

An 18-year-old Minnesota cheerleader is accused of pimping out a 16-year-old teammate with a developmental condition by posting an online ad about the girl and allegedly taking her to meet potential customers, according to a criminal complaint

Triceratops trio unearthed in Wyoming

There were three of them, one of them probably a child, and at least one met a gruesome end at the hands of a terrifying predator.

Judge in hot water: Allegedly said minorities are prone to violence

Civil rights groups filed a complaint this week against a federal judge in Houston after she allegedly said during a lecture that some minorities are prone to violence.

Verizon has no comment on rumored NSA probe

In a message to Verizon employees, Verizon Executive Vice President and General Counsel Randy Milch wrote that the company has "no comment on the accuracy of The Guardian newspaper story" that said a secret court order requires Verizo