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31 beautiful sights on this incredible planet

Temples that tower out of mist-cloaked jungles; a herd of wildebeest, one million-strong, trekking across the African plains; a midnight sky filled with stars.

New York Times hit with 'malicious attack'

The New York Times' website went down for several hours on Tuesday and some users were still having problems Wednesday after it was hit with a "malicious external attack."

50th Anniversary of famous 'I have a dream' speech

Wednesday marks a half-century since our nation changed forever as a Southern pastor told America, "I have a dream."

Fort Hood shooting jury ready to decide sentence for Nidal Hasan

Weeks of chillingly detailed testimony from survivors and family victims of the Fort Hood massacre culminate Wednesday in the final chapter of the court-martial for convicted shooter Maj.

Yosemite wildfire grows, threatens reservoir, power station

The numbers are staggering and the prospects are scary as a massive California wildfire menaces Yosemite National Park and San Francisco's water supply.

Montana teacher gets 30 days in jail in rape of 14-year-old student who later kills herself

A mother in Montana is outraged that a high school teacher who admitted raping her 14-year-old daughter received only a month in prison, while her daughter took her own life.

2-million 'Patriot Bikers' from across the U.S. riding to D.C. in honor of 9/11 victims

From a “pipe dream” to a national movement, Patriot Bikers from across this great nation are preparing to ride to Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2013, to honor those who were killed in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks.

50th Anniversary of famous 'I have a dream' speech

Wednesday marks a half-century since our nation changed forever as a Southern pastor told America, "I have a dream."

Nissan plans to sell self-driving cars by 2020

Self-driving cars could be coming to the market in just a few years, if Nissan sticks to its just-announced plan. The Japanese automaker said Tuesday it will begin selling autonomous cars by the year 2020.

Wal-Mart to cover benefits for domestic partners

Wal-Mart will offer health insurance benefits to same-sex couples and domestic partners starting in 2014.