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An airplane sits after crash landing at Penmar Golf Course in Venice, California on March 5, 2015.

Harrison Ford Injured in Crash

The 72-year-old actor was hospitalized — "Battered, but O.K.!" his son said — after his small plane crash-landed on a golf course near Santa Monica Airport


300 GOPers for Gay Marriage

More than 300 veteran Republican lawmakers, operatives and consultants filed an amicus brief at the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage

Passengers leave the Delta plane after the aircraft skidded off the runway, March 5, 2015, at LaGuardia Airport

LaGuardia Reopens After Scare

A Delta jetliner landing at LaGuardia Airport in New York City skidded off a runway and crashed through a fence, coming to rest just feet from the waters of an icy bay. The National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending an investigator

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New Report Maps ISIS Support on Twitter

A new analysis of Twitter accounts that support ISIS provides a deep look at the militant group's online success in spreading its message, estimating its sympathizers in the tens of thousands and examining how they disseminate propaganda while drawing in support

A family member cries as she and other relatives pray during a candlelight vigil for passengers onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Beijing

MH 370: For Chinese Families, Fading Hope and Little Help

Many of the families that gathered in Beijing after MH 370's disappearance held firm to the belief that their loved ones were out there, alive. One year on, the relatives of Chinese passengers face plenty of harassment and grief, but few answers

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Ferguson Police Look to Rebuild Department

The Department of Justice has recommended reforms so extensive that it’s as if the troubled police force in Ferguson, Mo., would be best served by tearing the whole thing down and starting from scratch. Here's how they could do it

A depressed young woman sits alone against a concrete pillar. Denmark

Suicide Rate for Young Women Rises in U.S.

The suicide rate among young women has risen in the U.S., leading to an overall uptick in cases, despite a falling number for young men taking their own lives. However, young men are still three times more likely to commit suicide than women

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Ringling Bros. Circus Says Goodbye to Elephants

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced they would phase out their iconic elephant acts by 2018. The decision was spurred by public concern about the treatment of elephants in circuses — and perhaps the emotional damage done to the animals

A man walks his dog in falling snow in Riverside Park in upper Manhattan in New York City

'Last Hurrah' Winter Storm Hits Mid-Atlantic

Winter weather slammed the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Thursday, with the governors of Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia and New Jersey all declaring states of emergency — but one of the worst winters in recent memory may be relenting


Mars Likely Had Ocean Larger Than Atlantic

Mars likely had a body of water larger than the Arctic Ocean, according to a new study. The size of the Martian ocean is significantly larger than previously thought and provides further evidence that the planet may have once had the ability to support life