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California gunman walked quietly and casually as he fired, killing 4

Authorities on Saturday identified one of four people shot dead by a man armed with a semi-automatic rifle who blazed a mile-long path of calamity that ended with his death in the library of Santa Monica College.

'Night Stalker' Richard Ramirez, convicted mass murderer, dead at 53Richard Ramirez, a mass murderer and serial rapist known as

Richard Ramirez, a mass murderer and serial rapist known as the "Night Stalker" for his 1984-1985 crime spree in California, died Friday morning of natural causes at age 53, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Current, former Marines caught up in alleged crime ring

Seven active Marines, seven former Marines and a Navy sailor were among 50 people arrested in a sweeping Southern California raid aimed at shutting down a network that allegedly dealt in stolen cars, drugs, weapons and other military gear.

With his speech, valedictorian brings God to graduation

Leading up to Saturday’s ceremony, Roy Costner IV prayed on what he was going to do. Liberty High School’s 2013 valedictorian would soon find himself in front of a microphone.

Report: At least 20 killed in southeast China bus fire

A bus caught fire in the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen on Friday, killing at least 20 people at injuring more than 30 others, state-run news agency Xinhua reported, citing local officials.

Man indicted for raping 7-year-old boy, exposing him to AIDS virus

A 29-year-old Carencro man has been indicted for allegedly raping a child and knowingly exposing him to the AIDS virus.

Reports: U.S. spy agencies mined Internet data

U.S. intelligence agencies operated a broad data-mining program that extracted e-mail, photos and other private communications from some of the biggest Internet companies, American and British newspapers reported Thursday.

Person of interest in ricin case files for divorce

It's generally not a good sign for a marriage when a wife allegedly turns her husband over to the FBI for possibly sending letters that tested positive for the poison ricin to politicians.

Esther Williams, star of film and swimming, dies at 91

Esther Williams, whose success as a competitive swimmer propelled her to stardom on the silver screen in the 1940s and 1950s, died Thursday in California, her spokesman said Thursday. She was 91.

NBA FINALS: San Antonio Spurs VS Miami Heat

Game one of the 2013 NBA Finals will be played Thursday night in Miami. One of the most anticipated Finals in recent history, places the veteran San Antonio Spurs against the younger Miami Heat.