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Magnitude-5.1 earthquake rattles Los Angeles area

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake struck the Los Angeles area Friday night, jolting nearby communities and breaking water mains in some neighborhoods.

Police: NY man, 86, shoots grandson, girlfriend before taking own life

An apparent dispute over housing ended with an 86-year-old New York man shooting his grandson and killing his grandson's girlfriend before fatally shooting himself, a law enforcement source said Saturday.

Starbucks to donate $100K to help those affected in Washington landslide

A Seattle-based Starbucks has donated $100,000 to help those affected by Saturday's landslide in rural Washington state. The coffee gian released on online statement Thursday saying $50,000 will go to the American Red Cross.

Northwestern to ask for board for review of decision allowing players to unionize

Northwestern University will ask the National Labor Relations Board to review its decision allowing football players to unionize, arguing that student-athletes are not university employees but "students, first and foremost."

Obama administration: U.S. and Saudi Arabia 'very much aligned'

The United States and Saudi Arabia are "very much aligned" despite recent policy differences over Iran and Syria, a senior U.S. official said following a meeting between President Barack Obama and King Abdullah.

GM adds 824,000 vehicles to recall

 General Motors is expanding its ignition switch recall to add 824,000 cars sold in the U.S. between 2008 and 2011, the company said Friday.

Washington landslide: Families pray for miracles as death toll expected to grow

With each passing day, the toll grows from a mountain that moved, a massive landslide that swallowed houses and trailers in Washington's Cascade Mountains.

For $150k you could be Buzz Lightyear

Inventor Glenn Martin admits he appears crazy -- "But it's the crazy people who change the world." "Some people work on old cars, some do quilting, some collect stamps, I build jetpacks."

Stephen Colbert denies racist tweet

Stephen Colbert may make his career mocking people, but this time he says he didn't go as far as the outraged Internet believes.

Oscar Pistorius trial: How will the defense fight back?

Oscar Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year. Of that, there is no doubt. But was it murder?