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Strongest quake in 25 years strikes California's Bay Area

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Northern California early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was the strongest to hit the Bay Area since 1989, when a quake struck during the World Series.

Experimental SpaceX rocket self-detonates over Texas

A rung on the long ladder to Mars broke Friday, when a rocket test in Texas ended in a midair ball of fire.

Police: Las Vegas mentioned as Al-Qaeda terror target

Metro police have confirmed al-Qaeda leaders are encouraging lone jihadists to target Las Vegas for terror attacks. That information comes from a recent publication which names the city as a top spot to strike.

PCH doctors treat girl's seizures with radical brain surgery

A baby girl is recovering after doctors disconnected half her brain to stop the hundreds of seizures she was having every day.

Calm in Ferguson, but fight over conflicting stories goes on

There were no Molotov cocktails thrown, no shootings, no fires and no tear gas on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, on Thursday night and early Friday.

Voice, words may provide key clues about James Foley's killer

 As UK investigators work to identify the Islamist militant who beheaded American journalist James Foley, the tiniest details in the videotape of the killing could provide the key clue.

New York City aims to slim down Happy Meals

 New York City wants to put the Happy Meal on a diet.

Talking to kids about race and class

  Talking about race and class makes peop

DEA tightens rules on hydrocodone combination pills

 One person dies every 19 minutes from a prescription drug overdose in the United States.

Surgical 'black box' could reduce errors

  Inside the operating room, video camera