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US Marine found guilty of killing transgender Filipino

Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton was convicted of homicide by first strangling Jennifer Laude and then dunking her head into a toilet bowl.

Army chow halls

As force shrinks and competition grows, Army plans to retool chow halls

The Army hopes changes in its dining facilities will simultaneously save money, make meals more nutritious, and persuade more soldiers to eat there.

Colorado Springs shooting suspect Robert Lewis Dear of North Carolina is seen in undated photos provided by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

What we know about the alleged Planned Parenthood shooter

Robert Dear, who police say opened fire at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, lived off the grid and is described by those who knew him as a troubled man who preferred solitude.

Police name suspect in Planned Parenthood shooting

The man arrested after a deadly attack and standoff at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs Friday is Robert Lewis Dear, 57, officials confirm.

Protest over Chicago teen's shooting ties up retail district

Despite a cold, drizzling rain, hundreds of demonstrators turned out to protest Friday, the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season along Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile.

Russia to cooperate with US-led coalition, Putin says

Putin said after talks with French President Francois Hollande that Russia is open to closer cooperation with both France and the U.S.-led coalition on selecting IS targets.

Eagles of Death Metal members recall Paris terror attacks

In an emotional interview with Vice released late Wednesday, the band, whose members escaped the carnage, described the moments of shock and horror.

Reconsidering the pilgrims, piety and America's founding principles

Conservatives who want to emphasize America's Christian roots embrace the story of the Pilgrims and the Mayflower Compact. But some historians say their role in the country's founding is overstated.

Obama: No credible intelligence about plot against US

Obama says his administration is taking "every possible step" to keep the country safe. He says that if there were to be a credible threat, the public will be informed.

The strange truth behind presidential turkey pardons

Presidents have been pardoning turkeys for decades. But why? They used to eat them, actually. The history of the tradition is an odd and sad tale with lots of myths.

Chicago awaits more protests over police shooting

Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times in October 2014 but a dash-cam video of his death wasn't released until yesterday when the officer who shot him was charged with murder.

Airports increase security (and delays) in wake of travel alert

The busiest travel weekend of the year gets busier after the State Department issues a travel alert in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

Tunisian president declares state of emergency following deadly explosion

The Tunisian President declared a state of emergency for 30 days and an overnight curfew following the explosion that ripped through a bus carrying presidential security on a main road in Tunis.

Teen solves Rubik's cube in record time, fellow 'speed cubers' go wild

Fourteen-year-old Lucas Etter unmixed a 3x3x3 Rubik's Cube in 4.904 seconds, setting a new world record and becoming the first person to break the 5-second mark for solving the puzzle.

Downed Russian warplane in Turkey looms over White House ISIS meeting

A Russian warplane was shot down on Tuesday by Turkey, which claimed that the jet had ignored repeated warnings after it violated Turkish airspace.

Obama pledges solidarity with France

The President promises to work with France and other allies while ramping up U.S. efforts to destroy the Islamic State and fight militants.