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11 extreme weather records

An escaped jail inmate turned himself in just so that he could warm up -- that's how cold the U.S. has been this week.

Sochi 2014: Winter Olympics by the numbers

The 22nd Winter Olympic Games open in Sochi, Russia, in less than a month. Here's a look at some key facts and figures related to what appears will be among the most expensive Olympics ever.

One month before Olympics, Russia puts Sochi under high security

One month before the Winter Olympics begin in the Russian resort town of Sochi -- and in the shadow of last month's deadly bombings in Volgograd -- a huge security operation has swung into gear.

Cocaine found in shipment of Bananas

Supermarket staff in Berlin, Germany, got a surprise earlier this week when they went to unpack a new shipment of bananas. Instead, they found 140 kilograms of cocaine.

BR native earns promotion to Staff Sergeant U.S. Marine Corps

Andrew Nackley is now a staff sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

The Better Business Bureau Helps Donors Avoid Scams

Many people are giving donations to help provide aid in the Phillipines after typhoon Haiyan. The Red Cross and the Better Business Bureau are encouraging donors to verify the credibility of an organization before sending their donations.

Mourners bid solemn farewell to Britain's 'Iron Lady,' Margaret Thatcher

"After the storm of a life lived in the heat of political controversy, there is a great calm."

How Margaret Thatcher's funeral will play out

Prime Minister David Cameron's office has released plans for the funeral of Britain's first women prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, next Wednesday. Here are the details:

Obama heads to Israel with few expectations, many questions

The banners hanging on Israeli street corners boast of the "Unbreakable Alliance" with the United States, and the Stars and Stripes is flying side by side with the Star of David all across Jerusalem.

Francis to meet Argentina's president as decades-old accusations persist

The Vatican has sought to quell controversy over Pope Francis' conduct during Argentina's so-called Dirty War, amid accusations that he could have done more to protect two Jesuit priests who were kidnapped.