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Oscar Pistorius trial: Witness recounts accidental shooting in restaurant

"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius asked a friend to take the blame when he accidentally discharged a pistol under the table at a Johannesburg restaurant one month before he killed his girlfriend, another athlete testified Wednesday in th

Ukraine crisis: Western leaders pile pressure on Russia

Western powers increased pressure on Russia on Wednesday to talk to the new government in Kiev in a bid to ease tensions over Russia's military intervention in Ukraine's Crimea region.

Could century-old theft explain mystery of gold coins?

Chief Clerk Walter Dimmick was convicted of stealing six bags of gold coins -- worth $30,000 -- from the U.S. Mint in San Francisco in 1901.

Batman meets Iron Man in this high-tech armor

If Batman and Iron Man got together in the lab to patch together a new outfit, it might look like this.

Every day is grammar day when you've got this job

Going to a restaurant is supposed to be a relaxing experience. But for Katherine Dillinger, there was one thing that was guaranteed to stress her out: Seeing "Caesar salad" misspelled on the menu.

FBI investigates former Christie advisers in bridge scandal

The FBI has questioned people connected to Chris Christie's former campaign manager as part of a federal probe of a traffic scandal that has upended the New Jersey governor's administration, court papers show.

Candy store offers free Fat Tuesday fudge for 'fatties'

Can't a little Missouri candy store have a little fun? Fat chance.

U.S. to offer $1 billion in loan guarantees to Ukraine, officials say

The United States will provide Ukraine $1 billion in loan guarantees to help insulate the Ukrainian economy from the effects of reduced energy subsidies from Russia, senior Obama administration officials said.

Oscars 2014: Five things to know

The 86th Academy Awards are in the record books. Here are five things that struck us about Sunday's broadcast: 1. History for "12 Years a Slave."

A school's experiment: Cutting out the classroom

It was just after lunchtime, and 17 kindergartners huddled around a table marked with paint.