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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.

Penn State accreditation in jeopardy over sex abuse scandal

The organization that grants academic accreditation to Penn State has warned the school that it is in danger of losing that crucial status in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal, the university announced this week.

Three killed in shootings near Texas A&M University

A Texas constable and two others were shot dead Monday in about a half an hour of gunfire near Texas A&M University, police said.

National filet mignon day celebrated today

Filet mignon (which translate as "cute" or "dainty" steak) is sure to impress any crowd.

Texas A&M University reports shooting

Investigators took a gunman into custody Monday after reports of an "active shooting" at or near Texas A&M University, the school said on its website, citing police.

Barnes & Noble cuts prices on Nook e-reader

Book retailer Barnes & Noble is slashing prices on its digital e-book reader, the Nook, by as much as 20% in the face of fierce competition from rival e-books.