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(Washington, DC) -- Senator Rand Paul says he wouldn't send ground troops to Iraq. The Kentucky Republican told CNN's "State of the Union" if he were president, he'd consider air strikes. However, Congress must agree to such action. He also said the Iraqis must show they can't...
(Rome) -- Pope Francis is making it clear the Mafia is not welcome in church. The leader of the world's Roman Catholics took the unusual step today of excommunicating all members of the organized crime group. Speaking at a mass in southern Italy today, the Pope called the Mafia...
(Seattle, WA) -- A woman's body found on Mount Rainier in Washington state is believed to be that of a missing outdoors travel writer. Ground crews searching for 70-year-old Karen Sykes discovered the body in rough terrain off a trail Saturday. The body has not been officially...
(Falfurrias, TX) -- Researchers are trying to identify the remains of migrants found in a series of mass graves at a South Texas cemetery. The bodies were exhumed from 52 plots at the Brooks County-owned Sacred Heart Burial Park. One plot contained three bodies stuffed inside a...
(Undated) -- Sunni insurgents are taking control of more towns in Iraq as they continue to march towards Baghdad. ISIS militants took over an important border crossing and three other towns in the Sunni dominated Anbar province. The advance comes as the first of 300 U.S. special...
(Undated) -- Severe thunderstorms in the upper Midwest are causing headaches for weekend travelers. A line of storms from Chicago to St. Louis, Missouri are expected to bring winds up to 70 miles-per-hour and large hail. Flightstats.com is reporting more than three-thousand...
(Dallas, TX) -- Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton says immigration is a hot button issue at this weekend's U.S. Conference Of Mayors in Dallas. Stanton, a Democrat, admits there's no easy fix to the problem, but he says those who argue against immigration reform are on the wrong track...
(Fort Collins, CO) -- Crews continue to clean up a stretch of the Colorado River after an oil spill Friday. Seventy-five-hundred gallons of crude oil poured into the river southeast of Fort Collins, Colorado late in the afternoon. The oil came from a storage tank that was...
(Sauk Rapids, MN) -- The NTSB is investigating the crash of a small plane into a house about 60 miles northwest of Minneapolis. The pilot and passenger will both killed on what appears to have been a sightseeing trip. A person inside the Sauk Rapids, Minnesota home survived by...