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Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81.

A Denver police officer involved in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old girl may have been injured trying to get out of the way of a stolen car the teenager was driving, the police chief said Thursday.

A man who was wrongfully imprisoned for 21 years for the rape and killing of a mother of four was awarded $6 million Thursday from the state of Connecticut.

The number of recorded concussions dropped 25 percent during the regular season, according to the NFL, even as injury reporting and trips to injured reserve list rose overall.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday rejected last-day appeals from a man scheduled to die for the death of a woman who was strangled and beaten with a hammer before her body was set on fire nearly two decades ago.

Katy Perry says her Super Bowl halftime performance will make you "Roar" — with animals.

A dissident Venezuelan general who has been in hiding for nearly a year emerged Thursday for a public appearance in New York.

As jury selection resumed Thursday in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a prosecutor accused one of Tsarnaev's lawyers of trying to "encourage" a hung jury.

Ohio officials who seized six tigers and five other exotic animals from a sanctuary near Toledo say returning them as ordered by a judge would threaten the animals' health and the safety of people nearby.

A single-engine airplane has landed on a highway in northern New Jersey, but there are no reports of injuries.

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