Sony hack: FBI accuses North Korea; Obama pledges proportional response

The president's remarks came just hours after the FBI claimed North Korea was responsible for a massive cyber attack on the studio.

No quick end to embargo on Cuba, Obama says

Cuba and North Korea were just two issues that President Obama addressed Friday concerning a year he saw as basically positive.

Redondo Beach crash: 4th victim, a 6-year-old boy, has died

Authorities are investigating what led up to a woman driving through a red light and into nearly a dozen people as they left a church Christmas event in Redondo Beach.

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Parents battle for special ed services as the tab rises

Frustrated parents often have to fight to get their special education student more help. Their struggle may get worse as the cost of special ed increases.

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Bush administration officials gave the CIA wide latitude

Former President George W. Bush, as he delivered a tribute at the funeral for pianist Van Cliburn last month in Fort Worth, Texas.

Former President George W. Bush's national security team gave the CIA permission to employ harsh tactics against an al Qaida facilitator agency in July 2014.

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How peppermint tricks us into feeling cold


We have menthol to thank for the wonderful mouth-feel of peppermint. Menthol fools the brain by activating receptors involved with sensing cold, scientists say.

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FBI's anthrax investigation was flawed, report says

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The GAO released a report Friday on its findings in regards to the science the FBI used to investigate the 2001 anthrax attacks.

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Padres, Dodgers finalize Matt Kemp trade

The teams agreed to the trade last week during the winter meetings in San Diego. It was the first of three big deals by new Padres general manager A.J. Preller.