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Two deputies killed, two wounded in Louisiana "ambush"

Two Louisiana sheriff's deputies died and two others were wounded early Thursday in what a state police official described as an ambush.

Winner of $337 million lottery jackpot bought ticket in Michigan

Somebody in Michigan may be very happy soon. The winning ticket for the estimated $337 million Powerball jackpot was purchased at a Sunoco gas station in Lapeer, Michigan, said Andi Brancato, a spokesman for the Michigan lottery.

Peterson trial focuses on alleged threat to kill his wife

The trial of former Chicago-area police Sgt. Drew Peterson, accused of killing his ex-wife, focused Wednesday on an incident in which he allegedly had threatened to kill her with a knife.

Penn State to host sex abuse conference

In the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, embattled Penn State University is hosting a sexual abuse conference and says boxer Sugar Ray Leonard and Elizabeth Smart will give speeches.

Romney stands by new attacks against Obama

Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his blistering new attack lines against President Barack Obama's campaign, in which he hammers the president's re-election team for recent ads and the vice president's controversial statement the da

Program providing protection for young immigrants launched

Hundreds of thousands of people who entered the United States as children but without documentation can apply -- beginning Wednesday -- to remain in and work in the country without fear of deportation for at least two years.

Woman: Not locked up against my will

A woman who New Jersey State Police said may have been padlocked in a bedroom for extended periods of time claimed Tuesday the charges against her boyfriend are "ridiculous."

Heartbreaking losses as Western wildfires rage

Whipped by high winds, wildfires in central Washington state have scorched some 28,000 acres and destroyed at least 60 homes, fire officials said late Tuesday. One of those structures was the home of Elaine Burt.

Romney-Ryan ticket makes U.S. religious history

In selecting Paul Ryan for his running mate, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has made modern political history: a major party ticket with no Protestant Christian.

Wildfires blaze through Western states

Colorado paid the price earlier this summer. This week, new wildfires are burning through sagebrush, grass and beetle-killed lodgepole pines in California, Oregon, Nevada and Idaho.