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NASCAR's Tony Stewart hits, kills driver at dirt-track race in New York

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hit and killed another driver who was walking on a track during a dirt-track race in upstate New York, authorities said early Sunday.

After 36 years, Argentine activist finds stolen grandson

Estela Carlotto's wish was to hug her grandson before she died -- a dream not easily granted to those like her who had a family member snatched at birth during Argentina's military dictatorship.

Borders closed, arrivals banned: Ebola outbreak changes a region

West African nations are turning to drastic measures in a desperate effort to stem the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Guinea has closed its border with Sierra Leone, a border police official told CNN.

Community outraged after police kill college-bound teen

A friend and witnesses say Missouri teen Michael Brown was unarmed and had his hands in the air when a Ferguson police officer shot and killed him, but that account is in dispute.

Anthony Weiner finds a new way to serve New York City

Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is hoping to open a restaurant and create jobs, a year after his failed bid to become the city's next mayor.

James Brady's death ruled a homicide, police say

Former White House press secretary James Brady's death this week was directly related to wounds he sustained in the 1981 attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan, and authorities are now investigating it as a homicide, police told

Why Obama decided to strike ISIS

As Islamist militants swept through northern and western Iraq in early June in a lightning advance, President Barack Obama examined his options and announced that he would be prepared to "take targeted and precise military action."

Death of 6-year-old Jenise Wright ruled a homicide; DNA being collected

The death of 6-year-old Jenise Wright was formally ruled a homicide Friday by the Kitsap County Coroner's Office, the sheriff's office said. But officials refused to publicly reveal the cause of death.

Skydivers flock to Skydive Lost Prairie

The Flathead Valley becomes home to some of the wildest creatures of all every August. Boogie Week at Skydive Lost Prairie in Marion has become one of the largest skydiving events of its kind.

Veteran, daughter graduate together from Clemson

A military veteran and his daughter both walked across the graduation stage on Friday for Clemson University's August commencement.