The seven Marines died during a training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot in western Nevada, the Marine Corps says.
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State photo-ID databases become troves for police
The faces of more than 120 million people are in searchable photo databases that state officials assembled to prevent driver's-license fraud but that increasingly are used by police to identify suspects, accomplices and even innocent bystanders in a wide range of criminal investigations.
Congressional inexperience may be biggest hurdle to tax code rewrite
As lawmakers rewrite the 4,000-page U.S. Internal Revenue Code, the complexities of Congress - not just the tax code - may present some of the biggest hurdles.
VIDEO: Obama administration drops morning-after pill appeal
The Obama administration will allow minors to obtain one form of the emergency contraception known as the "morning-after pill," dropping its appeal of a judge's order requiring it to be sold over the counter.
VIDEO: Gov't collecting Verizon phone records
Britain's Guardian Newspaper reports that the National Security Agency is collecting extensive phone records on millions of calls from Verizon.
Motorist asks if arrest ruins chance to be a cop
The policeman who pulled over a careless driver was surprised at the question but gave the young motorist credit for candidness when he admitted he had "two bags of weed" on the floor of his vehicle.
VIDEO: TS Andrea gains strength, nears Florida
Tropical Storm Andrea is forecast to hit the Big Bend area of Florida's West Coast Thursday afternoon. The storms maximum sustained winds increased Thursday morning to near 60 mph.
Jury acquits man charged with murdering escort
The defense claimed Ezekiel Gilbert was trying to protect himself from theft when he shot Lenora Frago through the neck. She died several months later.
Mother, son offered $5,000 for teen's death, court papers claim
Probable cause affidavits state that Dale Murphy asked a fellow inmate, and later a second person, if he knew of anyone who could “take care of” by killing the teen.
VIDEO: Train derailment, massive explosion near Baltimore
A fire that burned all night in Maryland is finally under control. It followed a train derailment and a massive explosion near Baltimore.
Cat blamed for house fire
One of six cats apparently knocked over a lamp, breaking the bulb and starting the fire that destroyed the living room in this house.
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