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Raymond James Stadium: Lightning Strikes in Tampa Bay

Lightning has struck several people at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida, on Sunday.
Lightning has struck several people at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida, on Sunday.

Lightning has struck several people at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida, on Sunday. ABC Action News reported that five to seven people were...

  • Valeo representative Nicolas Jecker (R) watches as a Range Rover Evoque equipped with Valeo self-parking technology backs into a parking spot during a driverless car demo at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8, 2014. The driverless parking is initiated with an iPhone app. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

    California Debates Safety of Driverless Cars

    LOS ANGELES—California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to... Read more

  • FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014 file-pool photo, Secretary of State, John Kerry meets with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Villa Taverna in Rome. Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it: Frustrated in his efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace. Facing a diplomatic showdown over Arab plans to force Israel from occupied Palestinian lands within three years, Kerry readied himself this week for a 72-hour trip to Jordan to craft a less explosive alternative. By Thursday, the crisis appeared to have been averted: Palestinian and Jordanian officials said they would not force their resolution to an immediate vote in the United Nations Security Council _ in part because the U.S. threatened to veto it. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File-Pool)

    2014 Frustrates US Hopes for Israeli-Palestinian Peace

    WASHINGTON— Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians... Read more

  • An undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on Jan. 12 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the command of Korean People's Army (KPA) Unit 534. (KNS/AFP/Getty Images)

    US Mulls Putting NKorea on Terrorism Sponsor List

    HONOLULU—The United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said as the U.S... Read more

  • New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton is joined by Mayor Bill de Blasio at a news conference, at Woodhull Hospital, following the killing of two New York City police officers on Dec. 20, 2014 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

    Police Officers’ Killer Angry at Chokehold Death

    NEW YORK—A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two police in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed... Read more

  • President Barack Obama during a press conference in the White House Dec. 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama says he unconditionally condemns the murder of two police officers shot in broad daylight. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obama: No Justification for Murder of NYC Police

    HONOLULU—President Barack Obama says he unconditionally condemns the murder of two police officers shot in broad daylight on Saturday in New York. Obama says there’s... Read more

  • Evilio Ordonez holds Cuban and American flags during a protest against President Barack Obama's plan to normalize relations with Cuba, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    Cuban Exiled Speak: US-Cuba Ties Make Regime Stronger, People Weaker

    MIAMI—Waving U.S. and Cuban flags and chanting “Obama, traitor,” anti-Castro protesters gathered Saturday in a Little Havana park in a show of opposition to the... Read more

  • Thousands of immigrants attend the Immigration Relief Education forum organized by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, CHIRLA, at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Dec. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Immigrants Build Document Trails to Remain in US

    SAN DIEGO—Electricity bills. Speeding tickets. Dentist records. Money order receipts. The search for documents is on for immigrants who may qualify for a work permit... Read more

  • A billboard showing "The Cuban Five" is seen through the other side of an American classic car driving through Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. The Cuban Five were part of the "Wasp Network" sent by then-Cuban President Fidel Castro to spy in South Florida. The men, who are hailed as heroes in Cuba, were convicted in 2001 in Miami on charges including conspiracy and failure to register as foreign agents in the U.S. On Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, three of the five Cubans were released by the U.S. in exchange for U.S. citizen Alan Gross and an unnamed Cuban man who was imprisoned for nearly 20 years for spying for the United States. Two of the Cuban Five had previously been released after finishing their sentences. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

    3 Cuban Spies Released in US, Members of the ‘Cuban Five’

    HAVANA—Members of the Cuban parliament gave a standing ovation Saturday to three men convicted of spying in the United States who were released as part... Read more

  • Amy Adams, North Carolina campaign coordinator with Appalachian Voices, shows her hand covered with wet coal ash from the Dan River swirling in the background, in Danville, Va., Feb. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Coal Ash Considered Hazardous Waste by Environmentalists, Harmless by EPA

    NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake... Read more

  • "Suicides among white males accounted for nearly half of the deaths from firearm violence during 2012, and suicide among white men is increasing," Garen Wintemute says. (Woody Hibbard/Flickr)

    64% of Gun Deaths in US Are Suicides

    The overall death rate from gun violence has remained unchanged in the United States for more than a decade, but suicides by firearms are now... Read more

  • Then-Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is seen in New Orleans on Aug. 28, 2007. A Senate investigation portrays a dysfunctional relationship between the Bush White House and the CIA regarding the agency's brutal interrogation program. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    CIA’s Brutal Interrogation Under Bush: Innocent Prisoner Begged to Be Killed

    WASHINGTON—In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA’s brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush’s national security team gave the agency... Read more

  • FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, a healthcare worker dons protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in the west of Freetown, Sierra Leone.  Dr. Brima Kargbo, Sierra Leone's chief medical officer, confirmed Thursday Dec. 18, 2014, that Dr. Victor Willoughby died earlier in the day after being tested positive for Ebola on Saturday, the 11th doctor in the country to die from the disease that is ravaging West Africa. (AP Photo/Michael Duff, FILE)

    UK, Canadian Military Leaves to Join Ebola Fight

    LONDON— Reservists and troops from Britain and Canada have left for Sierra Leone to help in the battle to contain the Ebola virus outbreak. British... Read more

  • President Barack Obama and the first family disembark Air Force One after arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for their annual family Christmas vacation Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Honolulu. The first family will be staying in Kailua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

    After Turbulent Year, Obama Aims for Quiet Hawaii Getaway

    KAILUA, Hawaii— A tumultuous year all but behind him, President Barack Obama set off for his annual winter getaway in Hawaii hoping for one thing:... Read more

  • Left: President Barack Obama pauses during a news conference in Washington, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Background: An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Plaza building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

    Obama Vows Response to North Korea Hacking Sony

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and he... Read more

  • FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 23 2014, file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin walks as he attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia. As the diplomatic chill over Ukraine grows, the Kremlin seems keener than ever on enlisting Europe’s anti-EU parties in its campaign for influence in the West. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions as Useless

    MOSCOW— Russia has dismissed new U.S. sanctions as useless and underscored its historic right to the Crimean peninsula. Following several rounds of sanctions earlier this... Read more

  • Scans of an inmate's eyes appear on a computer monitor attached to an identification system scanner on Feb. 24, 2010 at the Story County Jail in Nevada, Iowa. (AP Photo/Steve Pope)

    LA County Sheriff’s Department to Start Collecting Face and Eye Scans

    LOS ANGELES— Once complete, the Los Angeles Sheriff Department’s database of biometric data will be the largest ID system outside of the FBI. On Tuesday,... Read more