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Perhaps no person in America better reflects the possibility and peril of a life lived in the public eye than Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Police in two states and FBI agents on Thursday night were searching for a convicted murderer who was mistakenly released by Illinois authorities.

An Alabama boy was beginning his fourth day of captivity in an underground bunker Friday with a 65-year-old Vietnam veteran who allegedly shot dead a school bus driver, but the five-year-old has received medicine he needs, plus crayons and coloring books.

The archdiocese of Los Angeles apologized Thursday night and stripped retired Cardinal Roger Mahony of all public duties for allegedly covering up years of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests.

Prisoners working in a nearby park helped save three boys whose kayak overturned in a Washington state creek, fire officials say.

Hadiya Pendleton's family faced the most heart-breaking of tasks Thursday: choosing the dress the 15-year-old shooting victim will wear at her funeral.

A federal jury found an Oregon man guilty of federal terrorism charges on Thursday. Mohamed Mohamud was accused of leading a plot to detonate a bomb at Portland's 2010 Christmas tree-lighting ceremony.

New York City is launching a $15 million program to clean up at least 2,000 homes contaminated with mold because of flooding during Sandy, NBC New York reported Thursday.

A raging eight-alarm fire at a southeastern Wisconsin food processing plant that drew more than 80 fire departments has been mostly contained, officials said.

While online learning is not new, access to top-notch professors at some of the world's most prestigious universities is. Dozens of elite institutions are now partnering with start-up companies such as Coursera, Udacity and edX, to deliver so-called massive open online courses or MOOCs.