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Report: N. Korea to Soon Fire Barrage of Missiles

North Korea is highly likely to test-fire a barrage of missiles in coming days, a news report said Thursday, a move that would aggravate the already-high tensions following Pyongyang's nuclear test and U.N. sanctions.

Gunman Kills 1, Hurts 4 at L.A.-Area Dental Office

A gunman opened fire inside a busy dental office in an apparent domestic dispute Wednesday, killing one woman dead and critically wounding three others, police said. A fourth person was grazed by a bullet.

U.S. Ambassador Returns to Venezuela After Spat

The U.S. ambassador to Venezuela has returned to his post — more than nine months after he was expelled by President Hugo Chavez.

DEA Joins Michael Jackson Death Investigation

Investigation into the singer's death deepened late Wednesday when the Drug Enforcement Administration was asked to step in by the Los Angeles Police Department, a law enforcement official in Washington told The Associated Press.

Oops! 62 Sex Offenders Mistakenly Let Loose in Mich.

The mistake was due to a glitch in how psychologists determined their treatment plans

Police Taser Pastor 'Helping' Driver in Traffic Stop

Police used a Taser on a pastor and pepper spray to disperse his congregants Wednesday after the pastor allegedly interfered with a traffic stop in the church parking lot.

Jackson's Family Eyes L.A. Coliseum for Memorial

A City Hall official not authorized to speak publicly says representatives for the Jackson family have inquired about using the site

Brush Fire in Los Angeles National Forest, Burns 20 Acres

A brush fire has erupted off Interstate 5 near Castaic in the Angeles National Forest and is burning through heavy brush and slowing traffic.