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NCAA Sweet 16: Notre Dame, Wisconsin win

The NCAA men's basketball tournament was turning into an ACC showcase. The conference had an 11-1 record going into Thursday with two teams taking the court in the Sweet 16. Three more will play Friday.

Notre Dame, the ACC tournament champion, was up ...

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5 cases of pilots intentionally crashing

The final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525, as described by a French prosecutor, are chilling.

The captain locked out of the cockpit. The co-pilot initiating a descent and not opening the door. The passengers unaware of what was happening until mom...

ISIS flag seen over buildings in Kobani, Syria

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Two Illinois men arrested on terror charges

An Army National Guard member and his cousin have been arrested in Illinois for allegedly conspiring to provide material support to the terrorist organization ISIS, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

The alleged plot included a plan to attack a U.S. m...

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Co-pilot acted 'deliberately' to crash plane

Latest developments:

• Transponder data shows that the autopilot on Germanwings Flight 9525 was reprogrammed by someone in the cockpit to change the plane's altitude from 38,000 feet to 100 feet, according to Flightradar24, a website that tracks aviat...

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Mayor: NY blast likely 'gas-related'

Inspectors from New York's gas utility were at a building in Manhattan's East Village on Thursday a little more than an hour before a fiery blast injured a dozen people, at least three critically, leveled the structure and a neighboring one, official...

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Saudi-led airstrikes hit rebels in Yemen

Saudi and allied warplanes struck rebels in Yemen on Thursday, with Saudi Arabia threatening to send ground troops and inserting itself into its southern neighbor's civil war, potentially opening up a broader sectarian conflict in the Middle East.

The...

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Road from Europe to US? Russia proposes it

London to New York City by car? It could happen if the head of Russian Railways has his way.

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The big profits of payday lenders may be over

About 12 million Americans take out payday loans every year. It's a big -- and controversial -- business.

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Germanwings crash: Who was co-pilot Lubitz?

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's voice isn't heard in a recording of the final moments of Germanwings Flight 9525.

But investigators say he was the one at the controls inside the cockpit, deliberately locking out the plane's captain and setting the plane on ...

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Cleanup crews start to tackle Oklahoma twister damage

Cleanup crews on Thursday started assessing the damage caused by storms that slashed across Oklahoma on Wednesday, killing one person and injuring about two dozen others across the state.

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Medicare 'doc fix' bill passes House

In a rare moment of bipartisanship bringing House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi together, the House passed the so called "doc fix."

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Mom, daughter among Germanwings victims

They are being remembered as people who "meant so much to so many."

Yvonne Selke and her daughter, Emily, were aboard Germanwings Flight 9525 that crashed Tuesday in the French Alps. They, along with the other 148 people on board that flight, are pres...

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The King found in a parking lot has been reburied

Richard III, the King found beneath a car parking lot, has been reburied in a solemn…

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Cops: Suspect left behind credit card used to jimmy open doors

He might have wanted to steal some gas, according to police, but at least he wasn't…

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The owner of a Chinese restaurant in California uses surveillance video to question…

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'Fifty Shades' director: I'm not doing sequel

The "Fifty Shades" series will have to handcuff a new director.

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'Downton Abbey' will end next season

"Downton Abbey," the cultural juggernaut that offered the unwashed masses a glimpse…

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'Super Troopers 2' reaches fundraising goal in single day

The people have spoken, and they want more "Super Troopers."

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Shrinking Arctic sea ice sets record low

Although much of the United States has been shivering this winter, there's been…

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Obama targets greenhouse gases

President Barack Obama, looking to bolster his legacy combating climate change, will…

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2,000 snow geese drop dead from the sky

Idaho wildlife officials have retrieved 2,000 dead snow geese that fell from the sky…

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5 cases of pilots intentionally crashing

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