19 February 2014
Rio de Janeiro's leaders hope the Olympics and World Cup will turn the city into a world-class capital. But crime threatens progress.
One man is killed and several people are hurt following lightning strikes on crowded Venice Beach in Los Angeles, California.
A US judge rules that the LA Clippers basketball team can be sold, despite the objections of banned co-owner Donald Sterling.
Veterans affairs leaders in Congress have announced a compromise deal to help address the problems overwhelming the US veterans healthcare system.
A suspected child sex offender is killed and three New York law enforcement officers injured in a shootout in Manhattan, officials say.
Kerry's diplomatic efforts draw fire from Israeli media
Congressman mistakes US officials for Indian diplomats
Can Republicans take advantage of US voter apathy at polls?
How musical Fiddler on the Roof became a surprise lasting hit
Scientist claims 'child prodigy' getting credit for his discovery
The man serving a life sentence for marijuana
Five people talk about their roles in Tennessee's execution debate
Commonwealth populations and other fascinating facts
US senator says PTSD from Iraq partially to blame
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