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As California's drought draws national headlines, we look at what a psychology-minded engineer has discovered when it comes to conserving water at home.
In just four days, some 7,000 migrants on dozens of flimsy vessels were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea. Italian authorities are scrambling to find shelters for them.
An Eritrean refugee, who had made his way to Israel, spent time in a detention center and prison, but Israeli officials sent him back Africa. In Libya, he was killed by members of the Islamic State.
A bold statue has taken up residence in London's iconic Trafalgar Square — part of a public art project that's been going on for more than a decade. The skeletal horse replaces a giant blue rooster.
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson is a darling of conservatives. It started when he criticized President Obama's health care law and other policies at a Prayer Breakfast with the president just a few feet away.
Police in Phoenix say Alejandro Barraza was driving 131 miles per hour — fast enough to go to jail. As he was led away, police say Barraza said he felt lucky that he wasn't caught at 160.