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UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 27: Mount McKinley (6194 meters), Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, United States of America. (Photo by DeAgostini/Getty Images)
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New Name for Mt. McKinley

President Barack Obama says he's changing the name of the tallest mountain in North America from Mount McKinley to Denali. He's giving the mountain its traditional Alaska Native name on the eve of a historic presidential visit

The Weinstein Company And Dimension Films American Film Market Cocktail Party

Renowned Horror Director Wes Craven Dies

Acclaimed Hollywood horror maestro Wes Craven, director of classics like the Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream movie series, died on Sunday in his Los Angeles home. The 76-year-old director passed away after a lengthy battle with brain cancer

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Deadly Attack on Texas Cop 'Clearly Unprovoked'

The fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy at a Texas gas station was "clearly unprovoked," officials said, and there was no evidence the shooter knew his victim. Investigators had no information about a motive for the attack

Historic Ancient Palmyra Falls Under Control Of IS

ISIS Severely Damages Ancient Temple in Palmyra

Activists say Islamic State militants have set off an explosion that severely damaged the Bel Temple in the ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria. One witness said only the wall of the temple remains

Here’s Your Guide to the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

The 2015 Video Music Awards will air on MTV Sunday evening. Here's a rundown of what you need to know, from slated performers and key categories to nomination controversies and the most important moments to watch out for

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, AUG. 29-30 - FILE - In this July 3, 2015, file photo, Maria Sharapova returns a ball to Irina-Camelia Begu during their singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London. Sharapova is seeded third for the U.S. Open tennis tournament. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)

Maria Sharapova Pulls Out of U.S. Open

Maria Sharapova pulled out of the U.S. Open for the second time in three years, withdrawing on the eve of the tournament because of a lingering right leg injury. She is a five-time major champion who was going to be seeded No. 3

06 Feb 2014, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA --- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett speaks at a news conference for the 300-year-old Stradivarius violin that was taken from the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster in an armed robbery after it was recently recovered, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin February 6, 2014. The Stradivarius violin worth millions of dollars, which was stolen from a concert violinist in an armed robbery last week, has been recovered from a suitcase in the attic of a Milwaukee house, law enforcement officials said on Thursday. REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY) --- Image by © DARREN HAUCK/Reuters/Corbis

Milwaukee Mayor: Police Should Wear Cameras

All Milwaukee police officers on the street would be wearing body cameras by the end of 2016 under a proposal announced by Mayor Tom Barrett. The proposal comes after tense episodes between police and Milwaukee's African-American community

A candle burns in front of a memorial for two slain journalists at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta, Va., on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. The shopping center where the two were killed during a live television broadcast was reopening Friday for the first time since the shootings. The shopping center where two journalists were slain during a live interview is set to open for the first time since the attack. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)

Slain TV Journalists Remembered at Memorial Service

Community religious leaders gathered to remember 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward, the two television journalists who were shot and killed while working last week. The interfaith service was filled with somber prayers

Malaysia Rally

Malaysian Prime Minister Slams Protests

Embattled Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak poured scorn on a huge two-day rally that brought together tens of thousands of yellow-shirted protesters demanding his resignation over a financial scandal

Neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks

Neurologist and Writer Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died