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Quake 'swarm' shakes Southern California

"A swarm" of several hundred earthquakes, the strongest measuring a 5.5 magnitude, were centered east of San Diego near California's border with Mexico on Sunday afternoon but caused little damage, seismologists said.

Empire State shooting victim hit five times in head

The man killed by a former co-worker on a Manhattan sidewalk Friday was shot five times in the head, the New York Medical Examiner's office said Sunday.

Eerie similarities: Isaac follows track of Katrina, evacuations ordered for coast

Thousands in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama were being told early Monday to leave their Gulf Coast homes ahead of the arrival of Tropical Storm Isaac as forecasters warned it was gaining strength as it followed the same path Hurricane Katri

Reddit co-founder plans Internet 2012 Bus Tour

The economy has been front and center during this presidential race, followed by issues such as national security, abortion and taxes. But are the candidates talking enough about the Internet?

Today is National Waffle Day

Strike while the iron is hot - August 24 is National Waffle Day.

Kodak to sell film business

The venerable but bankrupt camera company Eastman Kodak has put the iconic film portion of its business up for sale.

Lance Armstrong to keep Nike endorsement

Nike is sticking with Lance Armstrong, even as the embattled cycling champ is at risk of losing of his unprecedented seven Tour de France titles Thursday due to doping allegations.

Infant abducted at Pittsburgh hospital found, suspect arrested

A three day old baby abducted from a Pittsburgh hospital has been reunited with his mother, and a suspect is in custody, authorities said.

Texas Democrats: Judge who said Obama could trigger civil war should quit

Texas Democrats are calling for the resignation of a Republican elected county judge who warned this week that the nation could descend into civil war if President Barack Obama is re-elected.

Ten ICE agents target Obama deportation policy with lawsuit

A group of Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents is going to court, saying new Obama administration directives on removing illegal immigrants could put them in violation of federal law.