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Ben Affleck, middle, and the rest of the "Argo" staff accept the Oscar for Best Movie on Sunday night. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Argo’ Takes Best Picture At The Oscars

If Ben Affleck was snubbed by the Oscars, everyone should be so lucky. His Iran rescue thriller “Argo” has won best picture from the Academy Awards.

02/24/2013

File photo of Oscar Hernandez, former mayor of Bell, Calif. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Defense: Calif. Mayor Didn’t Know Salary Was Illegal

The unschooled and illiterate former mayor of the scandal-ridden suburban city of Bell had no training that would have alerted him that his huge salary was illegal, his lawyer told a jury in closing arguments.

02/22/2013

Researchers have developed mammalian “zombie” cells that can actually function more effectively after dying. (Photo courtesy of Sandia National Laboratories)

Researchers Develop ‘Zombie’ Cells That Can Increase Performance After Death

Researchers have developed mammalian “zombie” cells that can actually function more effectively after dying.

02/20/2013

File photo of CNN's Candy Crowley during the second presidential debate in October. (credit: Getty Images)

Presidential Debate Co-Chair: The ‘One Mistake’ Was Crowley Moderating Debate

One of the co-chairs who oversaw the most recent presidential debates said that selecting CNN’s Candy Crowley to moderate one of the debates was a mistake.

02/20/2013

File photo of the memorial service for Brian Terry. (credit: Getty Images)

Sentencing Set For ‘Fast And Furious’ Man In Killing Of Border Agent

A June 10 sentencing date has been set for a Mexican man who pleaded guilty in the 2010 killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death revealed the botched “Fast and Furious” gun-smuggling investigation.

02/19/2013

File photo of the remains of the cabin from the manhunt involving Christopher Dorner. (credit: Getty Images)

Dorner Was Hiding In Nearby Condo During Manhunt

As law enforcement swarmed a mountain neighborhood searching for the fugitive ex-cop, Dorner hid in a condominium 100 feet across the street from a command post and a short distance where he left his burned-out truck.

02/16/2013

File photo of the Circus-Circus hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Saudi Sergeant Pleads Not Guilty On Vegas Hotel Rape Charge

A Saudi Arabia air force sergeant stood in shackles Wednesday in a Nevada courtroom and pleaded not guilty to abducting and raping a 13-year-old boy at a Las Vegas Strip hotel on New Year’s Eve.

02/13/2013

File photo of the Flamingo Las Vegas. (credit: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

Law Student Pleads Not Guilty To Beheading Vegas Bird

A University of California, Berkeley, law student is fighting felony and misdemeanor charges in what prosecutors allege was the torture death and beheading of an exotic bird at a Las Vegas Strip resort.

02/11/2013

File photo of Marciopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. (credit: Getty Images)

Arpaio To Release Report On Bungled Sex-Crime Investigations

The sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix is scheduled to release a report Monday on an internal probe into why hundreds of sex-crime cases were either inadequately investigated or not looked into at all during a three-year period ending in 2007.

02/11/2013

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12-Year-Old Calif. Student Arrested For Emailing Threat To Kill Teacher, Classmates

Authorities say a 12-year-old student at a San Diego County middle school has been arrested for allegedly threatening via email to shoot a teacher and 23 classmates.

02/10/2013

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