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Funeral services to be held for Ed Koch, former mayor of New York

A who's who of political heavyweights, including a former president the current mayor of New York, will be on hand at 11 a.m. ET Monday for the funeral of Ed Koch, the brash former leader of New York City.

Death toll expected to rise in California tour bus crash

The death toll in a Southern California tour bus crash is expected to rise Monday as authorities try to get to bodies still inside the bus, authorities said. At least eight people were killed in the Sunday crash.

Chris Kyle, America's deadliest sniper, offered no regrets

Chris Kyle had no regrets about any of the 160 people he killed as a Navy SEAL sniper during his five combat tours in Iraq. His first kill was a woman who cradled a toddler with one hand and held a grenade in the other.

Jokesters, advertisers pounce on Super Bowl power outage

Call it the Super Bowl MVP -- the most valuable power outage.

Biden concedes new laws won't end gun massacres

Vice President Joe Biden, who spearheaded the White House's effort to find ways of reducing gun violence, admitted to reporters Thursday that any measures passed by Congress would fail in totally eliminating gun deaths.

Killer cats leave billions of avian, rodent victims, study finds

Think of the world's most prolific killers, and you might come up with a list that includes sharks, lions and even humans.

New York's brash former mayor, Ed Koch, dies at 88

Ed Koch, the brash former New York City mayor who typically greeted constituents with a "How'm I doin'?" died Friday at the age of 88, his spokesman said.

Files may reveal what the Catholic Church in Los Angeles knew about sex abuse

A California judge has forced the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to release some 12,000 pages of church documents revealing how it handled allegations of priest sexual abuse.

FBI talking to suspect through pipe as Alabama hostage standoff enters 4th day

Kelly Miller heard the gunshots, then the screams from the school bus. She could hear her children screaming: "He's got a gun. He took a kid."

Beyoncé admits singing 'with my prerecorded track' at inauguration

Yes, Beyoncé can sing -- all by herself, thank you very much.