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Coast Guard: 2 Marine helicopters collide off Hawaii's Oahu

A Coast Guard helicopter and C-130 airplane spotted a debris field 2 1/2 miles offshore early Friday. The debris covered an area of 2 miles, officials said.

Ex-NFL running back Lawrence Phillips found dead in prison

Phillips played for the St. Louis Rams before being released in 1997 for insubordination. He also played for the Miami Dolphins and San Francisco 49ers.

Meet the veterans who have been deported

Military service does not guarantee U.S. citizenship, which has meant a group of veterans has wound up together just over the border in Tijuana, Mexico, at a refuge they've dubbed "The Bunker."

In Mexico, tens of thousands of illegal guns come from the US

The ATF has been able to trace the smuggled guns' original purchasers in less than half of the 73,684 cases cited in the report.

Istanbul explosion kills 10, bomber connected to IS

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the bomber who carried out the attack in Istanbul's Sultanahmet district was a member of IS.

Potential for new border crisis prompted immigrant raids

The number of Central American families and unaccompanied minors arriving at the border this fall more than doubled from the year before, according to the most recent figures.

Powerball jackpot increases to $1.4B as ticket sales surge

The jackpot is so big that billboards in Texas and around the country have to advertise the price as $999 million because they're not built to show billions.

Veterans' DNA could help researchers revolutionize medicine

The Dept. of Veterans Affairs is creating the largest collection of genetic material in history. Their goal? A database that could change how doctors treat patients.

'Night of shame,' week of soul-searching: Cologne attacks divide Germany

Hundreds of criminal complaints have been filed over robberies and sexual assaults on New Year's Eve. The assailants were identified by police as "Arab or North African" in appearance.

US flies bomber over South Korea in show of strength

A nuclear-capable B-52 flew an hour south of Seoul over Osan Air Base in a show of force. Tensions have been high since North Korea's recent nuclear test.

Aid group says hospital has been hit in Yemen

Doctors Without Borders says at least four people died and 10 were injured when a projectile hit a hospital in Yemen on Sunday morning.

Amid airstrikes that kill scores, aid due to arrive in besieged Syrian towns

Aid convoys are expected to arrive Monday. Meanwhile, an airstrike in Idlib has killed dozens, and Syria has announced it is willing to join peace talks with the opposition.

In Hebron, a Palestinian preaches nonviolence

Many Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israelis have come from the West Bank city of Hebron. One activist is urging his fellow Palestinians to find other ways to oppose Israel.

More armed men visit site of Oregon wildlife refuge standoff

On Saturday, militants drove government-owned vehicles and heavy equipment around the compound, saying the trucks and backhoes now belong to the local community.

Surrounded by troubled neighbors, Turkey's conflict at home escalates

Turkey's army and Kurdish factions are battling regularly in the southeast part of the country, displacing thousands.

$900 million prize, 1 in 292 million odds, and a few more lottery numbers

The record-breaking powerball prize rose to new heights this afternoon. But did you know Americans spent more than $70 billion on the lottery last year?