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Fifth-grade boys' plot to kill a classmate thwarted

Two fifth-grade boys armed with a stolen semi-automatic gun, ammunition clip and knife plotted to kill a classmate in Washington state but were thwarted when another student informed a school employee, authorities said Thursday.

Russian meteor causes blast; hundreds injured

A meteor streaked through the skies above Russia's Urals region Friday morning, before exploding with a flash and boom that shattered glass in buildings and left hundreds of people hurt.

San Bernardino Sheriff's Department: Charred body confirmed as Christopher Dorner

Medical examiners have positively identified the body of the renegade former Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner, the man authorities say killed four people and wounded three others in a vendetta against his old comrades.

BBB warns of Medicare phone scam targeting seniors

Seniors nationwide are reporting scam phone calls informing them that a new Medicare card is in the mail. Hang up on suspicious callers and don't fall for this attempt to obtain your personal information. How the Scam Works:

Celebrate a Big Night of Music

On Thursday, March 7, FOX rocks with an evening of music that kicks off with a special 90-minute episode of AMERICAN IDOL  when America’s votes are tallied and the Season 12 finalists are revealed LIVE.

Do You Have "The X Factor"?

THE X FACTOR begins its next nationwide search for the best undiscovered new solo artists and vocal groups on Wednesday, March 6 in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center.

AUDIO: Authorities exchange fire with renegade ex-LAPD cop

Authorities are in the area of Big Bear Lake, California, where law enforcement sources say they have renegade ex-cop, Christopher Dorner barricaded in a cabin.

1 killed, 1 injured in shootout with fugitive ex-cop, murder suspect

Two sheriff's deputies have been wounded in a shootout with a suspect believed to be renegade ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner, a high-ranking law official with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.

Winchester recalls lot of ammunition

Winchester has recalled some of their ammunition after the company discovered it may contain incorrect propellant.

Pope Benedict to resign at the end of the month, Vatican says

The spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI, surprised the world Monday by saying he will resign at the end of the month "because of advanced age."