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Olympic torch moves through Dagestan amid new threat

The Olympic torch has wound its way through more than 100 cities in the relay leading up to next month's Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. But the turn it took Monday highlighted a fear held by many people across the globe.

Avalanches cut road travel to Valdez, Alaska

Avalanches have blocked the only highway to Valdez, Alaska, cutting off all motor traffic to the coastal town of about 4,000 and leading town officials to urge voluntary evacuations of residences.

New hope for some of Syria's trapped and suffering

It's considered the capital of the Syrian uprising. It's been one of the most beleaguered cities in the nearly three-year conflict.

Flush of a different kind lands poker player in jail, police say

One poker player gave new meaning to the saying "throwing money down the drain."

Bride gives special needs women the wedding of their dreams

At most weddings, the bride is the center of attention.

Russian ambassador says he's certain Olympics will be safe

 The Russian ambassador to the U.S. said Sunday he's "absolutely certain" the Olympic Games in Sochi next month will be safe from terrorist attacks. He pushed back against reports of a "black widow" threat.

10-year-old saves her grandfather after he has a stroke in the woods

A 10-year-old South Carolina girl is being called a hero for getting her grandfather home after he had a stroke in the woods.

Weather Channel-DirecTV blackout: No end in sight

 Nearly two weeks into the DirecTV blackout of the Weather Channel, it looks like there's no end in sight.

300 become ill on cruise ship

More than 300 people on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship have become ill during a voyage, the Centers for Disease Control said on its website.