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Boston Marathon adds 9,000 runners

The Boston Athletic Association is providing an additional 9,000 spots in the 2014 Boston Marathon to accommodate runners who were unable to finish last year's race because of the terror attack bombings.

Iran may be planning to retaliate if U.S. strikes Syria, official says

The United States has obtained intelligence indicating that Iran "may be planning" a retaliatory strike against the American Embassy in Baghdad if the United States launches a military strike against Syria, a senior U.S.

White nationalists aim to take over tiny North Dakota town

The words "welcome to Leith" are etched on two wooden boards, nailed to a pair of poles stuck in the grassy North Dakota prairie.

Obama faces steep climb in House on Syria

Even if the Senate backs President Barack Obama's call for military action against Syria, a wall of outright opposition or skepticism from Democrats and Republicans in the House makes approval there very difficult.

After wife of 63 years dies, man catches date with second love

For years, Allan Munroe refused to leave his wife's side. Norma, his bride of more than six decades, was battling stage four lung cancer.

Syria: EU urges strong response, as Kerry seeks support for military action

The European Union called Saturday for a "clear and strong" international response to the Bashar al-Assad regime's alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria, but said U.N.

Ghost hunters haunted by new terror: competition

Zak Bagans tiptoes into a darkened bedroom, hunting a predator. "Are you here, can you talk to us?" he asks, scanning the empty room where he just heard mysterious steps.

DRUNKEN DRIVING VIDEO CONFESSION: 'I killed a man'

Matt Cordle's confession doesn't beat around the bush: "I killed a man."

3 deaths may be tied to synthetic marijuana in Colorado

Three people in Colorado may have died after smoking synthetic marijuana, state health officials fear.

Obama to take his case to American people on Tuesday

President Barack Obama will take his case for a military attack on Syria directly to the American people in a nationwide address Tuesday, he told reporters in Russia at the conclusion of the G20 summit.