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'Unprecedented' wildfires, fierce winds lead to 'firenadoes' in California

When Elisha Exon saw towers of smoke looming over her San Marcos, California, home, she knew it was for time to go. The only problem: All the nearby places she'd normally take her family in an emergency were threatened by fire, too.

Human rights in eastern Ukraine deteriorating, U.N. report finds

A new U.N. report shows an "alarming deterioration" of human rights in eastern Ukraine, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, said Friday.

Source: Donald Sterling refuses to pay fine, threatens to sue NBA

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has sent a letter to the National Basketball Association telling the league he won't pay his $2.5 million fine and rejecting his lifetime ban, a source close to the situation said Friday.

Chew on this: Chipotle aims to 'cultivate thought' on its packaging

The fast-food chain Chipotle is rolling out restaurant packaging featuring original essays by authors, actors and comedians, from Toni Morrison and Malcolm Gladwell to Sarah Silverman and Judd Apatow.

Firefighters rescue bull from Oregon riverbank

Forget cats in trees. Oregon firefighters rescued a 600-pound bull from a riverbank this week.

Carol Burnett Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of television, film and stage actress and comedienne Carol Burnett. Personal: Birth date: April 26, 1933 Birth place: San Antonio, Texas Birth name: Carol Creighton Burnett

Wildfires burn almost 10,000 acres in California's San Diego County

A major firefighting offensive Thursday sought to douse wildfires that have so far charred 9,987 acres in California's San Diego County, with the worst being a nearly uncontrollable blaze in San Marcos.

Same-sex marriages in Idaho put on hold

Two days after Idaho became the latest state where a federal judge effectively legalized same-sex marriage, an appeals court has stepped in to prevent such unions -- at least for now.

Solange and Jay Z: The Internet knows

Overprotective sister? Underprotective husband?

FCC moves forward with paid priority internet plan

We're one step closer to fast lanes on the Internet.