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4.4-magnitude earthquake hits Los Angeles area

A 4.4-magnitude earthquake shook the Los Angeles area on Monday morning, jolting some people awake just before sunrise but bringing no immediate reports of serious damage.

Scientists find cousin of T-Rex in Alaska

  Everyone is familiar with Tyrannosaurus rex, but humanity is only now meeting its much smaller Arctic cousin.

Allergies: For love of pets, and their owners

Love is about give and take -- and sometimes a supply of nose sprays, inhalers, pills and tissues.

Guinness pulls out of St. Patrick's Day parade

Guinness is the latest beer giant to withdraw its support for a St. Patrick's Day parade because lesbian and gay groups aren't allowed to march openly.

GA Tech gives drummer new bionic arm

Jason Barnes lost his arm in a terrible accident and may have thought his days behind the drums were over. But technology is giving Jason another chance to do what he loves.

Horse helps disabled girl learn to walk in OR

Four-year-old Abigail Fantz giggles and her curls bounce as she stands straight up on a moving horse.

Japanese engineers create robot guitarist

Quick math question: What has 78 fingers, 22 arms, and no brain? Answer: "Z-Machines," the robot band with a surprisingly human sound.

Colorado residents may get refund from pot tax

Colorado residents could see some green in their pockets thanks to the new recreational marijuana taxes.

120,000 visitors flock to ice caves on Lake Superior

For thousands of years, waves on the largest of the Great Lakes have battered northwest Wisconsin, shaping the dramatic sandstone caves of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

8 most bizarre requests from hotel guests

Concierge requests are typically predictable: tickets to a show, flowers, artisanal chocolates. But some guests demand a truly outlandish hotel experience.