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Google: Self-driving cars are mastering city streets

Long a veteran of the highways of rural California, Google's self-driving car is working on becoming safer in the city.

U.S. searches for MN preacher accused of 59 counts of molestation

Preacher accused of 59 counts of molesting girls in Minnesota

Power outage tips for warm weather

Several states are being hit by severe storms, and more may be on the way. It's a good idea to prepare yourself for when power lines go down, especially in warm weather.

Rep. Michael Grimm in custody, officials say

U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, R-New York, was taken into federal custody on charges relating to a failed restaurant business and allegations that he made false statements, law enforcement officials said Monday.

Never fear, parents: Superheroes help kids soar

Two of my eldest son's first words were "Dada" and "Batman." (Or "Batmah," at least.)

Fast Facts: What you need to know about tornadoes

Here's a look at what you need to know about tornadoes, which are funnel-shaped clouds that form under thunderclouds and contain rapidly rotating air.

At least 18 killed in severe weather after deadly Sunday storms

Parts of the South and Midwest may be in for more severe weather Monday, a day after suspected tornadoes killed at least 18 people in three states, including 10 who died in one devastated Arkansas county.

Los Angeles Clippers owner criticized for racist remarks

Longtime NBA team owner Donald Sterling is being roundly criticized for remarks he allegedly made regarding African-Americans that many would view as racist.

Two former pontiffs installed as saints

Popes John XXIII and John Paul II were canonized Sunday by Pope Francis in a ceremony witnessed by huge crowds gathered in St. Peter's Square, Vatican City.

How the Catholic Church makes saints

On Sunday, for the first time in history, the Catholic Church will canonize two popes on the same day.