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10 countries where homosexuality may be punishable by death
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday signed a law that imposes a 14-year prison sentence for homosexual acts - and life sentences for those found guilty of "aggravated homosexuality." A measure imposing the death penalty was removed from an earlier version of the bill.
Homeland Security sets sights on national database of license plates
The Department of Homeland Security wants a private company to create a national license plate tracking system that would give the agency access to vast amounts of information from commercial and law enforcement license plate readers, according to a government proposal that does not specify what privacy safeguards would be put in place.
Teen mom claims she has killed at least 22 people in five states
At 13, Miranda Barbour says she reluctantly helped kill her first victim in Alaska, but then went on a spree of slayings in California, Texas, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Local, state and federal authorities are investigating her claim made in a jailhouse interview with the Sunbury, Pa., Daily Item.
VIDEO: Timelapse shows snow burying Washington D.C.
The biggest snowstorm of the year hit Washington Wednesday night, closing the federal government on Thursday.
VIDEO: Winter storm returns chaos to South
Drivers got caught in monumental traffic jams and abandoned their cars Wednesday in North Carolina in a replay of what happened in Atlanta just two weeks ago.
Judge: Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages
U.S. District Court Judge John G. Heyburn II acknowledges some Kentuckians will be "confused - even angry" by his decision that the state must honor same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. He was certainly right on the latter point, though plenty also cheered his ruling.
VIDEO: Sinkhole swallows vintage Corvettes
A massive sinkhole collapsed part of the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., on Wednesday, swallowing eight of the iconic cars, including at least two that were on loan from General Motors.
VIDEO: Ice storm hits parts of the South
Slushy highways and streets were mostly desolate and ice encased trees and sent them crashing into power lines, knocking out electricity to a wide swath of the South as the winter-weary region was hit with its second storm in two weeks.
VIDEO: Man gets burried by New York snow plow
Surveillance cameras captured a man walking on a sidewalk in Brooklyn when he was knocked over and covered in snow from a plow truck.
Salmonella outbreaks expose weaknesses in USDA oversight
The Agriculture Department inspector showed up at Rick Schiller's home last November to collect potential evidence from his freezer: three pounds of chicken thighs, wrapped in plastic and stamped with a Foster Farms label.
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