Court to rule if California death penalty is cruel, unusual

Federal appeals considers whether California death penalty is cruel and unusual punishment

AP PHOTOS: Neighbors fill buckets, pray for rain in drought

AP PHOTOS: California neighbors fill buckets, pray for rain as wells go dry in harsh drought

Alaska's Mount McKinley Renamed 'Denali'

Mount McKinley has a new name, and it only took 40 years of regulatory Limbo to make it happen. The tallest peak in the U.S. is now called 'Denali.'

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GOP Hopeful Says Wall Along Canadian Border Worth Reviewing

Wisconsin governor calls building northern wall along Canadian border a legitimate issue.

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Tribunal seals end of failed Volkswagen-Suzuki partnership

Tribunal seals end of failed Volkswagen-Suzuki partnership, Suzuki to buy back VW's stake

Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death

Sierra Leone: Officials confirm new Ebola death 6 days after discharging last known patient

Asian stocks fall after Fed suggests Sept rate hike possible

Asian stocks fall after Fed official suggests September rate hike still possible

Master of Horror Wes Craven Dead at 76

Wes Craven, the writer and director known as the master of horror, died Sunday of brain cancer. He was 76.

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Gov. Marvin Mandel, who fell from political grace, has died

Former Maryland Gov. Marvin Mandel, whose career ended with a corruption conviction, has died

Afghan Taliban offer leader's biography amid power struggle

Afghan Taliban publish leader's biography as insurgents meet over internal power struggle

Suspect in ambush of Houston-area deputy due in court

Man accused of fatally shooting Texas officer at gas station due in court

When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought

When the wells run dry: California neighbors rally together as they struggle with drought

Gamestop Refuses to Die Like Blockbuster and Borders

Unlike other companies that succumbed to a changing market, Gamestop is fighting to stay healthy.

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Dominica Declares Disaster After Storm Leaves 20 Dead

Dominica declares disaster status, appeals for aid, after Erika leaves 20 dead.

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At a virtual reality expo, VR comes in many forms

At a virtual reality expo, the immersive technology comes in many forms

Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option

No surgery required: Study says tiny wireless pacemaker OK; doctors reluctant to use it widely

Last Titanic lunch menu, saved by survivor, going to auction

Last lunch menu, other artifacts from survivors of Titanic's 'Money Boat' going to auction

Fears ISIS Would Destroy Palmyra Are Once Again Justified

ISIS followed up the destruction of Palmyra's temple of Baalshamin last week by blowing up the Bel Temple.

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Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska

Kerry, Obama to urge action on global warming issues at Alaska conference on Arctic

Thousands gather for rally urging Malaysian leader to quit

Thousands of Malaysians wearing yellow gather for big street rally demanding Najib quit

When the wells run dry: California neighbors cope in drought

When the wells run dry: California neighbors rally together as they struggle with drought

Trash to treatise: NYC professor sees meaning in garbage

A city's trash becomes a woman's treatise: Anthropologist analyzes NYC's garbage

Pluto Probe New Horizons Has a Few Scientific Flybys Left

After Pluto, New Horizons won't have many opportunities to pass by scientific targets out in the vast reaches of the Kuiper belt.

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Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce

Twitter promises to hire, promote more women while fighting gender discrimination suit

Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges

Swedish university clears doctor who made wind pipes with stem cells of scientific misconduct

Eni says it's found 'supergiant' natural gas field off Egypt

Italian energy giant Eni says it's found the largest-ever gas field in Mediterranean off Egypt

Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies 'a Sentient Being'

Famed neurologist Oliver Sacks, who documented and ruminated on his patients' peculiar cases, has died at age 82.

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White House says Mount McKinley to be renamed Denali

Obama moves to change name of North America's tallest mountain; Mount McKinley, to Denali