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Getty Center, College Evacuated Due to L.A. Brush Fire

The world-famous Getty Center art complex and nearby Mount St. Mary's College were evacuated Wednesday as a brush fire burned on slopes of the Santa Monica Mountains near the Getty's parking area facilities.

Plane With Five Aboard Missing Off Florida Coast

The Coast Guard is searching for five people whose plane went down off Florida's Gulf Coast.

Turtles Crawl on NYC Airport Runway, Delays Flights

A runway at New York City's Kennedy Airport was shut down Wednesday morning after 78 turtles emerged from a nearby bay and crawled onto the tarmac.

Cop Tells Girlfriend McNair 'Not Happy' During DUI Stop

A police officer tells Steve McNair's girlfriend the ex-NFL star is "not happy" during a DUI stop captured on video two days before the couple died in a murder-suicide.

Jackson Memorial Ratings Rival Obama Inauguration

Some 31.1 million people in the United States watched the Michael Jackson memorial on television, with millions more catching video streams on their computers.

Man Wins Battle Against Nev. DMV Over 'HOE' License Plate

Junge, whose suit was represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, said he had the personalized plate from 1999 to 2006, when the DMV refused to let him renew it.

Hamas Tries to Detain Woman Walking With Man

Hamas already has political control of Gaza, and now there are concerns that the Islamic militant group may be trying to enforce a strict interpretation of Islamic law.

Vt. Man Held Without Bail for Allegedly Holding Boy for Sex

For years, a man regularly confined his adolescent stepson to a bedroom rigged with an alarm, molested him several times a week and often denied him food, water and access to a bathroom, authorities said.