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Why conservatives call MLK their hero

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was called a communist, an outside agitator, and a drum major for righteousness. But now a growing number of people are calling King something else: A conservative icon.

Crowd of 800,000 to welcome Obama to second half of his presidency

A day after formally beginning his second term, President Barack Obama on Monday takes part in the full trappings of his inauguration by reciting the oath of office in front of a crowd expected to number between 800,00 and 900,000 people.

Alicia Keys to sing National Anthem at Super Bowl XLVII

Fourteen-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys will sing the National Anthem as part of Super Bowl XLVII pregame festivities at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on February 3, the NFL a

John Mayer sings live for a good cause

It looks like John Mayer's season of silence is coming to a close.

'Deeply flawed' Lance Armstrong admits using performance-enhancing drugs

After years of tenacious spin that he was innocent, Lance Armstrong has backpedaled in a confessional interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Man held after woman thrown onto subway tracks in Philadelphia

A suspect is in custody after a man punched a young woman in the head, dragged her by the ankles and threw her onto train tracks this week, a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority spokeswoman said.

Second inaugural address puts Obama in select company

President Barack Obama will join what is perhaps America's most exclusive club, peppered with names such as Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt, when he delivers his second inaugural address on Monday.

Colorado movie theater, scene of mass shooting, reopens despite discontent

The Colorado movie theater where a shocking gun rampage in July killed 12 people and wounded 58 others reopened Thursday despite criticism from the families of some of the victims.

Three sentenced in immigration scam for faking Cuban birth certificates

It sounded like a good deal: Get a Cuban birth certificate, and stay in the United States, worry-free.

Boeing's Dreamliner fleet grounded

Boeing's global fleet of 787 Dreamliners has been taken out of service after U.S.