Veterans affairs leaders in Congress have announced a compromise deal to help address the problems overwhelming the US veterans healthcare system.
Jury selection begins in the corruption trial of ex-Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, accused of accepting loans and lavish gifts from a supporter.
Representative Curt Clawson mistakes two US officials testifying before Congress as being with the Indian government, provoking international ridicule.
The woman says she was simply excited about cooking a traditional Inuk dish.
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One person has been killed and at least eight others taken to hospital in Los Angeles after being struck by lightning.
Two fast-moving fires in California destroy 10 homes and force the evacuation of hundreds more, as a man dies in a lightning strike in Los Angeles.
More than 500 homes and about 1,200 residents have been evacuated in an area east of the California state capital Sacramento due to a wildfire.