Ventura County mountain lion darted in residential area

Fish and Wildlife officials say they darted and released a mountain lion that ventured into a mobile home park in Ventura County Friday night.

San Diego Zoo's new albino cobra needs a name

A venomous albino cobra that spooked the Thousand Oaks area is set to make its debut at the San Diego Zoo, and officials are calling on the public to name her.

Kurdish forces push offensive to retake Sinjar from ISIS

Days after breaking the siege of Mount Sinjar and freeing trapped Yazidis there, peshmerga forces were pressing an offensive to retake the town itself from the Islamist militia.

Two Cops Shot And Killed Execution Style In Brooklyn

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Man who killed officers told passersby: 'Watch what I am going to do'

Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who ambushed two NYPD patrolmen, spoke to people on the street just before the shooting took place, according to a police official.

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GOP sens. Rubio, Paul square off over Cuba policy shift

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the son of Cuban immigrants, expresses his disappointment in President Obama's initiative to normalize relations between the U.S. and Cuba, on Wednesday.

Rubio, appearing on ABC's This Week, lashed out at Paul, who has expressed support for opening trade with the island nation after a decades-long embargo.

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A snail so hardcore it's named after a punk rocker

This spiky mollusk is called Alviniconcha strummeri, named after Joe Strummer, the late frontman for the Clash.

Inspired by the snails' spiky shells and acid-loving nature, researchers named the new species Alviniconcha strummeri, after Clash frontman Joe Strummer.

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Ready to hit the Cuban beach? Americans still have to wait

A couple walks on the beach in the resort area of Varadero, Cuba. Varadero is home to upscale hotels and resorts that cater to foreign tourists, but there aren't yet enough to handle a potential influx of Americans.

Travel to Cuba for business or education will be much easier as the U.S. eases restrictions, but until the embargo is completely lifted, going to Cuba simply for tourism still won't be allowed.

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California puzzles over safety of driverless cars

The driverless car "Made in Germany" (MI

Though the cars are at least a few years away from showrooms, seven companies are testing prototypes on California's roads, and regulators have questions.