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Meet 10 Millionaires Spending Big Bucks to Win Higher Office

Every elec­tion year brings a new class of wealthy polit­ic­al out­siders hop­ing to book a tick­et to Wash­ing­ton on their own dime. The spe­cial …

Mayor Fires Lesbian Police Chief

'Earth's Cousin': Scientists Find Alien Planet That's Most Like Home

Scientists say a world that's 490 light-years away qualifies as the first confirmed Earth-sized exoplanet that could sustain life as we know it — but in an environment like nothing we've ever seen.<p>The planet, known as Kepler-186f, is "more of an Earth cousin than an Earth twin," Elisa Quintana, an …

Astronomy

Almost 100 hate-crime murders linked to single website, report finds

People charged with the murders of almost 100 people can be linked to a single far-right website, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).<p>The White Nationalist web forum Stormfront.org says it promotes values of “the embattled white minority,” and its users include …

Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there …

The U.S. Could Get More and More Super-Freezing Winters

Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt

PERTH, Australia (AP) — He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest …

Avalanche kills 12 in single deadliest accident on Mount Everest

A high-altitude avalanche Friday killed 12 Sherpa guides and seriously wounded three in the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest, officials said.<p>Four others are missing, said Madhu Sudan Burlakoti of Nepal's Tourism Ministry, adding that six people were injured in total.<p>A group of about 50 …

Colorado drivers say police profiling them in other states on heels of pot legalization

Colorado drivers claim they're being unjustly targeted by police officers in other states who are singling them out because of their state's recent legalization of marijuana.<p>Legal experts predict the complaints will soon lead to a string of "license plate profiling" lawsuits -- one of which already …

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