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Yosemite celebrates 150th Anniversary

150 years ago today (Monday) President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act to preserve Yosemite Valley and The Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias.

Pets may not handle the hot temperatures as well as we think

Summer is here and that means preparing for warmer temperatures. Summer can be a great time for our furry friends but it's important to keep in mind that animals can also be affected by the heat just like humans.

'Hot felon' still getting a lot of attention

Jeremy Meeks is the California felon ladies were drooling over on Facebook. Now, he has a manager and apparently, she's not feeling the love.

Same-Sex Marriage Fast Facts

Here's some background information about same-sex marriage in the United States and worldwide.

Obama to tap former chief of Procter & Gamble to clean up VA

(CNN) -- President Barack Obama will nominate Bob McDonald -- a West Point graduate and former CEO of Procter & Gamble -- to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, a White House official told CNN on Sunday.

Iraq developments: ISIS establishes 'caliphate,' changes name

(CNN) -- The extremist group that's taken over a large swath of western and northern Iraq announced on Sunday the establishment of a "caliphate," an Islamic state stretching across the region, and said it would now be known as the

Police: Georgia mom also searched Internet on child deaths in cars

 (CNN) -- Leanna Harris, the mother of a Georgia toddler who died locked in a hot car, has told authorities that she researched such deaths

Obama to request billions to deal with border crisis

(CNN) -- President Barack Obama will ask Congress on Monday for emergency funds, possibly more than $2 billion, as the United States grapples with a surge of undocumented children and adults crossing the border from Mexico.

VA Nomination

(CNN) -- President Barack Obama will nominate Bob McDonald -- a West Point graduate and former CEO of Procter & Gamble -- to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, a White House official told CNN on Sunday.

Netherlands defeats Mexico 2-1 in knockout match at World Cup

 The Netherlands came back from the brink to clinch a place in the quarterfinals of the World Cup following Sunday's dramatic 2-1 victo

NASA tests flying saucer craft for future manned mission to Mars

If you think you saw a flying saucer Saturday over Hawaii, you might not be crazy -- except what you saw didn't come from outer space, though that may be its ultimate destination.

Little-known law allows abused immigrant children to stay in the U.S.

He's still a teenager, but Wilfredo Vasquez has already seen plenty in his life.

Three exonerated in Central Park jogger case thank supporters

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Three of the five men wrongly convicted in the horrific beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park in 1989 said Friday that a $40 million settlement with New York City cannot begin to replace all they lost.

If you're planning July 4th getaway, you're not alone

If you're planning an Independence Day getaway, you're not alone. Triple-A projects 41-million Americans will travel 50 miles or more for the Fourth of July holiday weekend. That's up nearly two-percent from last year.

Get ready to pay more when you board a plane

If your summer vacation plans involve flying, you'll be spending a little more. Starting July 21, 2014, passenger security fees will increase at U.S. airports.