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Twitter identifies user accused of making threat, police say

Twitter has released to authorities the identity of one of its users accused of posting violent threats against the Longacre Theater in New York, a police source said Wednesday.

Five Reasons to be Excited About Curiosity

NASA's newest adventure to Mars has begun!

Ernesto weakens to tropical storm

Ernesto weakened to a tropical storm early Wednesday as it doused Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula with rain, the National Hurricane Center said.

Temple shooter's ex-girlfriend arrested

As community members sought emotional healing in the wake of the shooting spree at a religious service in Wisconsin, authorities announced they arrested Misty Cook, the ex-girlfriend of shooting suspect Wade Michael Page, on a weapons charge.

Attorneys for Loughner expected to enter new plea Tuesday

Attorneys for Jared Lee Loughner, charged in the January 2011 mass shooting outside a Tucson, Arizona, supermarket are expected to enter a guilty plea on at least one of the felony counts against him if a federal judge determines Loughner is co

Close-knit mosque community shaken by fire

Members of the Joplin, Missouri, mosque destroyed by a suspicious fire are sad and shaken, but resolute in their plans to stay in the area, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Tropical Storm Ernesto expected to become a hurricane

Tropical Storm Ernesto is expected to become a hurricane by Tuesday evening as it churns through the southern Caribbean toward the Yucatan Peninsula, forecasters said.

Police try to unravel mystery of man with huge stash of fake IDs

Police in Florida are trying to solve a mystery surrounding a man arrested with an enormous stash of fake military, law enforcement and medical paraphernalia including federal badges, police radios and even a full NASA flight suit and helmet.

Best Buy founder offers to buy out company

Best Buy founder Richard Schulze made a bid Monday to buy the retailer's outstanding shares, driving up the company's stock by more than 20% in premarket trading.

Tropical Storm Ernesto heads toward Honduras

Central American authorities started evacuations as Tropical Storm Ernesto churned toward the Honduran coast Monday.