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Wildfires threaten thousands in Northern California

Wildfires raced across Northern California overnight, charring at least 9,000 acres and forcing thousands from their homes, fire officials said.

Man foils intruder, then likely saves his life

Out on the curb in front of a Port St. Lucie home on Penrose Avenue are pieces of car, shards of glass with dried blood and a broken bed frame. They are all reminders of a scary night for Allen Harral and his family.

Boeing, Space X land NASA contracts

Boeing and SpaceX have been awarded NASA contracts to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station, the agency announced Tuesday.

Man admits to eating ex-girlfriend's organs

In Indiana, a man is facing felony charges for the grisly murder of a woman. Court documents also show he admits to eating her organs.

Christians in eastern China scramble to save symbol of their faith

At a gray church on the outskirts of Wenzhou in eastern China, Christians from across the county keep a nervous watch.

IKEA recalls children’s swing due to fall hazard

KEA urges customers who have a GUNGGUNG children’s swing to immediately remove the swing from children and bring it back to any IKEA store for a full refund.

Fireball meteor lights up the sky

Observers from New Jersey to Ohio got a super sight Sunday night. A meteor blazed across the sky at a speed of tens of miles per second. 

UPS plans huge boost in holiday hiring

 UPS is going to make it a happy holiday for lots of people looking for work.

Why you crave pumpkin flavors in the fall

 The Wall Street Journal labeled it a "Halloween horror story." The Internet called it something else: a "pumpkin panic."

To spank or not spank? Answer depends on who you are, where you live and if your parents did

 The indictment of NFL star Adrian Peterson on child abuse charges has led to a robust debate about whether hitting, spanking or any other form of