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Amputee veteran, active-duty U.S. soldiers summit Mount Everest
Retired Staff Sgt. Chad Jukes, 2nd Lt. Harold Earls and Capt. Elyse Ping Medvigy reached the summit of Mount Everest on Tuesday. ... More >>

4 mountain climbers' grueling final hours
Three of them died chasing a dream. The fourth fell to his death helping others chase theirs.... More >>

'It's childlike and magical'
Danger and death lurk with every step. It's difficult to breathe -- the oxygen level is a third of what's available at sea level. The winds are fierce and brutal. Temperatures at the summit can be colder than minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit. People die every year trying to summit. Sponsored: Drivers Wi... More >>

Your body's not built for Everest
"Human beings aren't built to function at the cruising altitude of a 747," the voice in the trailer for the film "Everest" warns. "Our bodies will be literally dying."... More >>

Dog's mystery illness solved by intern
Man's best friend gets a second chance at life; thanks to an intern. ... More >>

Judge: Bill Cosby to stand trial for assault charges
The first criminal case against Bill Cosby is set to begin.... More >>

Three powerful men, three Alabama scandals
Football reigns supreme in Alabama, where teams from the state have won five of the last nine national college championships.Popular: Radical Islam in America | Graham Opposes Republican Leader | Guns in America... More >>

TSA official resigns after inquiry
Kelly Hoggan, the Transportation Security Administration's assistant administrator for the Office of Security Operations, resigned in the wake of congressional scrutiny. ... More >>

Greyhound fails to enforce its own safety rule
Passengers later said that they had been fishtailing for miles, according to court documents.... More >>

Why judge acquitted officer in Freddie Gray case
Edward Nero, the second Baltimore police officer to stand trial in the Freddie Gray case, was found not guilty of all charges in connection with Gray's death in 2015.... More >>

Virginia gov. on investigation: 'No allegations of wrongdoing'
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday he was in "shock" to find out he was under federal investigation for campaign contributions.Sponsored: Drivers Will Be Furious When This Finally Happens If you drive less than 50 miles a day, this new rule will shock you. ... More >>

Two plane crashes in Hawaii leave five dead and two injured
Two plane incidents rocked the state of Hawaii on Monday morning, one of which involved a fiery plane crash that left five people dead. ... More >>

Opinion: Monsanto-Bayer mega-deal a nightmare for U.S.?
The bid, along with a spate of proposed deals in the agro-chemical industry poses great risks to farmers and the environment, writes Leah Douglas.... More >>

The best U.S. Main Streets are ...
No need to travel to Disneyland or watch fictional Mayberry on "The Andy Griffith" show to experience Main Street USA. ... More >>

Paying kids not to kill
The four teens kick back and talk openly with their mentor. They discuss job opportunities, the need for support and the possibility of a trip out of state.Podcast favorites: Blindsided: How ISIS Shook The World | Bernie gets the Axe | Guns in America... More >>

28 people paid to stop crimes
Homicides by firearm have declined dramatically since the Office of Neighborhood Safety in Richmond, CA, started its Operation Peacemaker initiative in 2009.... More >>

Southern charm, deadly streets
Shoppers happily stroll the sidewalks of Savannah's open-air City Market. The sweet smell of freshly made pralines provides an inviting aroma across the historic district, and horse-drawn carriages amble down streets carrying tourists to antebellum homes and manicured gardens. ... More >>

Trump calls to clarify position on guns in schools
Donald Trump on Monday clarified his position on allowing guns in schools, telling CNN in a phone interview that "school resource officers" or trained teachers should be the ones carrying guns.... More >>

Wanted: A peacemaker for Democrats
Democrats need a peacemaker.Sponsored: Drivers Feel Stupid For Not Knowing This New Rule Do NOT pay your next car insurance bill until you try this. ... More >>

Trump goes West -- and faces big hurdles
Donald Trump heads West this week, campaigning and raising money in diverse, heavily Latino states like New Mexico and California -- and insisting that his favorability ratings among minority voters are on the upswing as he turns his attention to the general election.... More >>

The week in 31 photos
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The evolution of surfing
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The Dalai Lama begins his exile
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A hole punched through history
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'The other side of the glass': Portraits in a liquor store
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U.S. military photos from April
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Ansel Adams at the Grand Canyon
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The first American in space
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Will and Kate's royal family
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What a shot! 30 amazing sports photos
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Historic photos from an extraordinary collection
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Look at me! The best selfies from April
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