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Southwest flight makes emergency landing at LAX

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

A Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento, California, had to make an emergency landing in Los Angeles Saturday after its wing flaps malfunctioned.

Woman gives birth on California freeway shoulder

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Marine Corps veteran Bolivar Vilchez was terrified as he helped his wife deliver their daughter on the side of a Southern California freeway.

UN General Assembly to focus on war on extremists

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

A brutal terrorist organization that calls itself a state but lacks recognition from any government will take center stage when more than 140 heads of state and government convene for the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly this week.

'Maze Runner' races past 'Tombstones' with $32.5 M

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

The young-adult adaptation "The Maze Runner" raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a quick start out of the gate.

Judge: Man in 9/11 airport hoax should be freed

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

A Pennsylvania man accused of creating a hoax that closed down a busy terminal at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks might go free without ever standing trial, after a federal judge recommended the court allow the mentally ill man to be released.

More than a dozen dead horses found in barn

|Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Authorities say a special unit that responds to animal abuse will handle a case involving more than a dozen dead and malnourished horses found in a Colorado barn.

Police: 4 kids killed in crash weren't restrained

|Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Four children killed in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania were not in booster seats or wearing seatbelts when the car in which they were traveling caused a high-speed, four-car crash, police said Sunday.

Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights era. Some deaths aren't even under review because of a quirk in the law.

Some California wells run dry amid drought

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley farming region have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water to get by.

Thousands march in NYC, around globe over climate

| |Sunday, Sep. 21, 2014

Accompanied by drumbeats, wearing costumes and carrying signs, thousands of demonstrators filled the streets of Manhattan and other cities around the world on Sunday to urge policy makers to take action on climate change.