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A dying girl's final wish

A family is Hawarden, Iowa has one last wish for their sick daughter. They're hoping to make the holidays a bit brighter for 4-year-old Alexis. Everyone loves receiving Christmas cards.

Mudslide forces evacuation

The massive storm the pummeled the Pacific Northwest and San Francisco Bay area Thursday is now taking aim at Southern California, where heavy rain is causing flash flooding and mudslides.

California heavy rains lead to erosion

When storm systems develop over the West Coast, they are fueled by two different systems, a cold air and a moisture source. The cold air is a part of the polar jet stream pattern.

Paul Revere's 1795 time capsule unearthed

A time capsule buried by patriots Samuel Adams and Paul Revere more than two centuries ago was unearthed Thursday in Boston.
Portland police search for shooter after 4 wounded near high school

Portland police search for shooter after 4 wounded near high school

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5 church members accused of beating gay parishoner

A Grand Jury indicted five members of a church in North Carolina for beating a fellow church-goer, allegeldy because he's gay.
Northern California calms, but powerful and deadly storm isn't finished yet

Northern California calms, but powerful and deadly storm isn't finished yet

 SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) -- The Bay Area and other pockets of California began returning to normal Friday, but the storm that has lashed much of the West Coast is not done yet.
Jessica Chambers' phone provides leads, prosecutor says

Jessica Chambers' phone provides leads, prosecutor says

 BATESVILLE, Mississippi (CNN) -- In this patch of rural Northwest Mississippi, the tire tracks stand out. They lead up an embankment to a tree, partially scorched from the car fire that would ultimately kill Jessica Chambers.
Cleveland police's fatal shooting of Tamir Rice ruled a homicide

Cleveland police's fatal shooting of Tamir Rice ruled a homicide

 (CNN) -- The death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old boy who was shot last month by a Cleveland police officer who authorities say mistook the child's air gun for a real firearm, has been ruled a homicide, the Cuyahoga County Medical Exami
Cleveland police's fatal shooting of Tamir Rice ruled homicide

Cleveland police's fatal shooting of Tamir Rice ruled homicide

The death of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who was fatally shot last month by Cleveland police after allegedly brandishing what authorities say was an air gun, has been ruled a homicide, the Cuyahoga County medical examiner's office said
Chrysler grudgingly expands airbag recall

Chrysler grudgingly expands airbag recall

Chrysler is expanding a recall of cars and trucks with the deadly Takata airbags.
Visiting soldier can't stay in wife's Central apartment, landlord says

Visiting soldier can't stay in wife's Central apartment, landlord says

Central, SC (WHNS) -- A soldier returning home for the holidays to see his wife and newborn baby in Central is being kicked out of his wife's apartment after the landlord said he is overstaying the time allowed for visitors.
Store manager replaces elderly woman's holiday stolen lights

Store manager replaces elderly woman's holiday stolen lights

Kansas City, MO (KCTV) -- It was such a mean act that even Scrooge and the Grinch would blush. Thieves stole Christmas lights from the homes of several Kansas City residents, including a 92-year-old woman.
Jessica Chambers' phone provides leads, prosecutor says

Jessica Chambers' phone provides leads, prosecutor says

 BATESVILLE, Mississippi (CNN) -- In this patch of rural Northwest Mississippi, the tire tracks stand out. They lead up an embankment to a tree, partially scorched from the car fire that would ultimately kill Jessica Chambers.
Storm calms, but wind and rain still thrash the West Coast; 2 killed

Storm calms, but wind and rain still thrash the West Coast; 2 killed

 SAN FRANCISCO (CNN) -- More heavy rain, snow and rough winds are forecast for parts of the West Coast on Friday, but the brunt of the strongest storm to hit there in years is over.