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Police: N.C. grandfather shoots son, grandson fires back

 A 84-year-old man shoots his son. So what does his grandson do, according to authorities, in his own father's defense? Shoot -- fatally, it turns out -- his grandfather.

President Obama seeks $3.7 billion for immigration emergency

President Barack Obama cares, the White House insisted Tuesday in asking Congress for $3.7 billion in emergency funds to better respond to the influx of immigrants illegally crossing the border into Texas.

Baby abandoned on New York subway platform, mother arrested

Police say they've arrested a 20-year-old homeless woman on suspicion of leaving her baby daughter in a stroller on a New York City subway platform this week.

Militants fire more than 130 rockets at Israeli civilians

An Israeli security operation against the militant group Hamas "will probably not end within several days," Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said Tuesday.

'Harry Potter' returns in a J.K. Rowling short story

"Harry Potter" is back, albeit briefly. J.K. Rowling has posted a short story on her "Pottermore" site which gives a glimpse into the life of a 34-year-old Potter.

Obama offers to meet Perry over immigration

President Barack Obama, on a trip to Texas, responded to Gov. Rick Perry's request for a meeting on the immigration crisis with an invitation of his own.

Six Flags roller coaster car derails; 4 injured

A tree branch that fell on the tracks derailed a roller coaster car at a Six Flags amusement park Monday evening, leaving it dangling precariously and its occupants stranded for hours.

Deputy's fatal shooting of boy carrying fake rifle ruled lawful

A sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old California boy last year when he mistook a toy gun for a real rifle did not break the law, a prosecutor said Monday.

Solange speaks on Jay Z fight: 'My family and I are all good'

Solange Knowles still isn't saying what prompted her elevator confrontation with her brother-in-law, Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, but she will tell you one thing: She's at peace about it.

At least 1 killed as strong quake shakes Mexico, Guatemala

At least one person was killed as a 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Monday morning in southern Mexico's Chiapas state near the border with Guatemala, authorities in Chiapas said.