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Better flu vaccine on the horizon

During the heat of summer, people tend to forget about the flu. Yet as high temperatures begin to decline, we're reminded that influenza, a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death, will soon return.

Rim Fire near Yosemite National Park 70% contained

The stubborn Rim Fire, one of the largest wildfire in California's history, is 70% contained, the U.S. Forest Service said Monday night.

Obama administration presses for support on Syria strikes

The Obama administration will spend this week trying to persuade lawmakers at home and allies abroad that an attack on Syria is the appropriate response to the alleged use of poison gas by President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

California elementary school principal accused of killing husband

California principal, accused of murdering her husband, is due in court Tuesday -- the same day that her husband is laid to rest.

Girl battling brain-eating amoeba continues to improve

A 12-year-old Arkansas girl who was infected with a rare brain-eating parasite continues to improve, Arkansas Children's Hospital spokesman Tom Bonner said Sunday.

Illinois couple married for 71 years, die on the same day

An Illinois couple shared 71 years of love. Their love story ended this week when the husband died and just hours later, so did his wife.

1-year-old Brooklyn boy shot in head, killed as parents push stroller

A 1-year-old boy was shot and killed as his parents pushed his stroller across a Brooklyn street Sunday evening, New York City police said.

Obama looks to Congress to bolster legal case for Syria strike

President Barack Obama's decision to seek congressional authorization of a military attack against the Syrian government is in part his way of trying to fix a legal problem.

Electric Zoo music festival canceled after 2 deaths blamed on drugs

The third and final day of New York City's Electric Zoo music festival was canceled Sunday after two concert-goers died and at least four others were hospitalized due to drug-related causes, police said.

FAMU's 'Marching 100' returns from suspension for hazing death

On college football's opening weekend, the Florida A&M University Rattlers faced Mississippi Valley State, and for the first time in nearly two years, their famed marching band was on the field to kick off the season.