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Russians say authorities rounding up, poisoning stray dogs before Olympics

The Olympic city has a dog problem. Thousands of stray canines wander the streets and suburbs of Sochi.

Former 'American Idol' star Clay Aiken runs for Congress

Singer Clay Aiken of "American Idol" fame kicked off his bid for Congress with a video that went up on his website early Wednesday.

Forward into the past: another Bush or Clinton in the White House?

American voters under 40 share a simple reality -- for most of their lives, a Bush or Clinton has been President.

CNN Poll: If not Clinton, then what kind of Democrat?

It may be the least hyped but most surprising number in a new CNN/ORC International poll on the next race for the White House.

U.S. Navy discloses nuclear exam cheating

Senior Navy enlistees seeking credentials to train others on using nuclear reactors that power carriers and subs are under investigation for cheating on an exam that may have involved classified information, top military officials said Tuesday.

North Carolina detective indicted for killing mentally ill teenager

The North Carolina detective who shot and killed a mentally ill teenager has been indicted by a grand jury on one count of voluntary manslaughter, the Brunswick County District Attorney's office said in a news release.

Questions of preservation after ancient village found in downtown Miami

At the heart of a $600 million complex of Miami condominium and office towers, a network of holes in the ground has provided new insight into the people who were there first.

Winter storm to dump another foot of snow on the Northeast

For the second time in three days, the Northeast is getting socked with a pile of heavy, wet snow -- a foot or more of it in many places.

LAPD: Officers who shot 2 women during Dorner manhunt violated policy

Eight Los Angeles police officers violated department policy for use of deadly force when they shot two women during last year's manhunt for renegade ex-officer Christopher Dorner, police chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday.