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National & World Man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy Man sets house on fire, kills responding deputy
A man set his house on fire and then fatally shot a sheriff's deputy and wounded another Saturday when they responded to the scene, before he was shot to death by other law enforcement officers, authorities said.
National & World Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at airport
State police say a man stripped inside a women's bathroom at Boston's Logan Airport, climbed into a dropped ceiling, crashed through it and landed on the floor, then assaulted an elderly man while he was still naked and bleeding.
National & World Woman who was raped, burned dies in Kansas
A 36-year-old woman who had been sexually assaulted and set on fire died Saturday morning, police said, just over a week after she was found in a Wichita park with severe burns on more than half her body and cuts on her head.
National & World Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration (Photo Gallery) (Video)
President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment.
National & World Teacher charged, on leave for dragging teen
A Central California physical education teacher was charged with a misdemeanor and put on leave after he tried to drag a 14-year-old girl across the concrete and into the high school's pool.
National & World $139 million deal in LA teacher semen cookies case $139 million deal in LA teacher semen cookies case
The Los Angeles Unified School District will pay $139 million to end all remaining litigation involving an elementary school teacher convicted of committing numerous counts of lewd conduct against his students, according to the settlement announced Friday.
National & World Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437,000 Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437,000
A former McDonald's worker acquitted of charges he placed shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac nearly a decade ago has won a $437,000 settlement from the city after arguing the officer fabricated the story to win money by suing the fast food restaurant.
National & World Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood
It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
National & World 5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney 5 family members killed on 'dream trip' to Disney
A 16-year-old boy driving his family on a "dream trip" to Disney World apparently fell asleep at the wheel, causing the sport utility vehicle to veer off the highway and roll over, killing three children and two adults, authorities said Thursday.
National & World Say what? 65" of snow in one part of Buffalo, barely 1" in another Say what? 65" of snow in one part of Buffalo, barely 1" in another (Photo Gallery)
As parts of greater Buffalo area deal with a historic lake-effect snow storm, other parts have barely enough for a decent snowman.

An intense, but relatively narrow band of lake-effect snow unleashed a relentless attack on Erie County that seemed to cut Buffalo into half with the haves (south side) and have nots (north side). (See radar animation here).

Some snow totals from Tuesday are difficult to fathom with a spotter 4 miles south of Cheektowaga (An eastern suburb of Buffalo) reporting 65 inches of snow while Lancaster, NY, just a few miles farther east, had 63 inches.
National & World Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled
A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school's library early Thursday believed the government was targeting him for persecution, detailing his thoughts in a journal and in videos detectives obtained, authorities said.