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Suspect confesses to road rage shooting of girl

A man confessed to shooting a 4-year-old girl in connection with a road rage incident in Albuquerque, New Mexico, police said.

SC Police dog shot and killed by suspect

Authorities say an Anderson County Sheriff's Office police dog has been shot and killed by a carjacking suspect.

States consider registry for animal cruelty convicts

Lawmakers in Massachusetts and other states are weighing proposals to create registries of animal abusers as a means for ensuring that pets wind up in the care of responsible and humane owners.

Doctor in Raleigh says he has never examined pope, reports false

A Japanese brain cancer specialist identified in an Italian news report as having diagnosed a brain tumor in Pope Francis has denied ever examining the pontiff and says the reports are "completely false."

Manhunt on for suspected road rage shooter who killed child

Police are searching for the driver of a maroon or dark red sedan who they believe is responsible for killing a 4-year-old girl after firing a shot at her father's vehicle.

Joe Biden not running for president

After months of speculation, Vice President Joe Biden finally made public today whether he is running for higher office.

Photo of police officer comforting lost boy goes viral

Last weekend was just a normal work weekend for Officer David Taylor. He was patrolling the International Rice Festival in Crowley, La., when a woman brought a young child to his attention: the boy had gotten lost in the crowd.

Toyota recalls 6.5 million vehicles for window switch defect

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.5 million vehicles worldwide for a defective power window switch that can overheat, melt and lead to fires.

NYPD officer shot in the head; killed in gun battle

A New York City police officer is dead after being shot in the head while responding to a report of a man armed with a gun.

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