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James Rodriguez of Colombia made a huge splash at the World Cup, becoming the tournament’s breakout star, and now it’s paying off for the 23-year-old. Rodriguez just signed a contract with soccer powerhouse Real Madrid that is reportedly worth $121 million. The boyish-looking Rodriguez won the Golden Boot at the World Cup, meaning he scored the most goals of any player (six).

Posted Jul 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM

"I will not stand idly by. The price of inaction is too high." - Texas Gov. Rick Perry, announcing Operation Strong Safety, an effort to secure the border as thousands of undocumented, unaccompanied children try to cross into the U.S. Perry is...

Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 8:40 AM

European officials have finally been granted access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, a spokesman said today. The crash site is controlled by pro-Russian rebels, and until today, there had been issues getting access.

Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 3:12 PM

President Barack Obama announced today that an American citizen was on board the Malaysia Airlines flight that was apparently shot out of the sky Thursday. Quinn Lucas Schansman, 19, was a dual citizen of the U.S. and the Netherlands and was a...

Updated Jul 18, 2014 at 8:46 AM

A Georgia woman is facing 264 counts of animal cruelty after 357 dogs were found on her property living in squalid conditions, USA Today reported. The dogs were living in their own feces and were confined to wire cages. Authorities took the dogs to...

Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM

A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the...

Updated Jul 17, 2014 at 8:13 AM

Mostly sunny today.

Posted Jul 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM

California’s death penalty was declared unconstitutional today by a federal judge. The state has had a moratorium on the death penalty since 2006, and now Judge Cormac J. Carney declared it against the law.

Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Mostly sunny today.

Updated Jul 16, 2014 at 8:34 AM

On an appearance last night on “The Daily Show,” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wouldn’t comment directly on Jon Stewart’s questions about what she wants to do with her career, but she did joke about it. Clinton...

Updated Jul 15, 2014 at 1:13 PM

Texas man attempts an extra-ordinary feat: riding an 'Ordinary Bicycle' from the Mexican to Canadian Border

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