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Army general tapped to investigate how, why Bowe Bergdahl left base

The U.S. Army has appointed a two-star general to investigate how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl left his base in Afghanistan, resulting in his capture, a senior defense official said Saturday.

Report: After two years of decline, law enforcement deaths rise sharply

About 40% more law enforcement officers have died on duty in the first five and a half months of 2014 than in the same period a year ago, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund said Sunday.

Legendary radio personality Casey Kasem dies at 82

Casey Kasem, who entertained radio listeners for almost four decades as the host of countdown shows such as "American Top 40" and "Casey's Top 40," died early Sunday, according to a Facebook post from his daughter Kerri

'Miracle' pooch survives 15-story fall in Florida high-rise

Florida woman's dog is recovering Saturday after it plunged 15 stories down an air conditioning vent the night before.

Steelers' Chuck Noll, coach with the most Super Bowl crowns, dead at 82

He picked up the Pittsburgh Steelers from the bottom of the pile, but when Chuck Noll finished with them, they had become a fearsome powerhouse. The iconic coach, who led the team to four Super Bowl victories, died late Friday at 82.

Los Angeles Kings win hockey's Stanley Cup in double-overtime thriller

The Los Angeles Kings scored in double overtime Friday night, defeating the New York Rangers 3-2 and winning their second Stanley Cup in three years.

Official: 49 die in downed Ukrainian military plane

A Ukrainian military plane was shot down early Saturday, killing all 49 people on board, a spokesman said. It is likely one of the bloodiest single events in that nation's current period of turmoil.

Labrador jumps into race for House majority leader

Conservative Rep. Raúl Labrador of Idaho announced Friday he will campaign to become House majority leader, a position soon to be vacated by outgoing Rep. Eric Cantor.

Obama says no combat troops to Iraq, U.S. weighs airstrikes

No troops to Iraq, but other options are being considered.

Inside Virgin Galactic's newest passenger spaceship

When I first poked my head inside Virgin Galactic's newest spaceship, I felt a little like I was getting a front-row seat to space history.