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A local sheriff's race with national attention — and a hefty price tag

In Arizona's Maricopa County, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a noted opponent of illegal immigration, faces the toughest challenge of his career.

Texas pulls out of federal refugee resettlement program

Aid agencies will have to deal directly with the federal government. State services and benefits for refugees in Texas are expected to end in January.

2 stolen Van Goghs recovered in Italy

The two paintings — of a seascape and of a congregation at a church — were stolen in 2002. "They are the real paintings!" a curator says.

Yosemite chief retires amid complaints of hostile workplace

Regional administrators decided it was time for new leadership and offered to transfer Don Neubacher to Denver as a senior adviser to the agency's deputy director.

Former California Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas dies at 89

Lucas died Wednesday at home in Los Angeles after battling cancer since early this year, his family said.

Senators vote to override Obama's veto of Sept. 11 bill

The lone "no" vote was Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. A House vote on Obama's veto was expected later in the day Wednesday.

Navigating the world of racial awkwardness

What do you do when a friend or loved one talks about race in a way that makes you cringe? A few people share their reactions.

Navigating the world of racial awkwardness

What do you do when a friend or loved one talks about race in a way that makes you cringe? A few people share their reactions.

Shimon Peres, the last of Israel's founding leaders, dies at 93

Peres served as prime minister three times, launched the country's nuclear program and won the Nobel Peace Prize. But his grandest goal, an Israel at peace with its Arab neighbors, eluded him.

Shimon Peres, the last of Israel's founding leaders, dies at 93

Peres served as prime minister three times, launched the country's nuclear program and won the Nobel Peace Prize. But his grandest goal, an Israel at peace with its Arab neighbors, eluded him.

Salton Sea's quake swarm could have triggered 'the big one'

The area experienced more than 200 quakes, mostly small. That's not uncommon, but it is a reminder of the powerful fault running through our region.

Golfer Arnold Palmer, who gave new life to a staid game, dies at 87

In the 1960s, Palmer became golf's first TV star. His good looks and charm were as important to promoting the sport as his 62 PGA victories. His competition with Jack Nicklaus also excited the fans.

Sinister clowns are scaring people in multiple states

This may be your worst nightmare: Reports are emerging from multiple states of alarming interactions with people in clown clothing.

What we know about the suspect in the Washington mall shooting

The 20-year-old suspect said nothing and appeared "zombie-like" when he was arrested by authorities nearly 24 hours into an intense manhunt.

Amid mounting pressure, Charlotte police release video of shooting

The decision comes days after police killed Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C. Both dashcam and body-cam footage of the shooting depict the confrontation.

Obamas officially open black history museum

The first national museum devoted exclusively to the history and culture of African Americans is now open. The museum is the 19th and the newest of the Smithsonians.