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Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 2:59 AM

Sydney Gunman Was Dropped From Watch List: Australian PM

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 2:31 AM

Wanted Suspect Throws Pipe Bombs at Police During Car Chase

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 6:36 AM

Poll: Hillary Clinton Leads Warren, Biden for President Among Democrats

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 10:25 AM

Majority Believes Race Relations in U.S. Bad: Poll

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 9:29 PM

Obama Signs $1.1 Trillion Bill to Fund Gov't

Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014 at 9:15 AM

California Needs 11 Trillion Gallons of Water: NASA

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 7:03 PM

"Perfect Storm": Oil Prices, Sanctions Slam Russia

As plunging oil prices and Western economic sanctions clamp down on the value of the ruble, Russian President Vladimir Putin finds his country's economy in an economic vice grip. "He really is going to be hit by a perfect storm," said a Russia expert at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, "although much of it is his own making." The ruble's value went into a freefall Tuesday, plunging by more than 20 percent despite the Russian central bank's attempt to retain foreign investment with an interest-rate hike. Read »
Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Millions Sign Up for Obamacare

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Falling Oil Prices Undercut Exporters' Economies

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 2:09 PM

Jeb Bush's Announcement Jolts Primary Race

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 4:23 PM

Family of Black Man Killed by Police at Walmart Sues

The family of a man police shot and killed at an Ohio Walmart sued Tuesday, accusing the officers and the retailer of negligence in his death. A BB gun resembling an assault rifle had been left unlocked on a shelf in the Walmart store on Aug. 5, and John Crawford III, 22, had picked it up and been able to walk around the store with it freely, prompting people in the store to call 911 and leading police to shoot and kill him. His family said in their suit that Walmart "had every reason to know that someone might mistake a BB gun for a real gun," and asked for at least $75,000 in restitution. "Out of respect for everyone involved, we believe it's not appropriate to discuss the specifics of this matter, but we can say that our associates acted properly," the company said Tuesday. Read »
Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 12:54 PM

Ex-Sony Employees Sue Over Data Breach

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Majority Believes CIA Interrogation Tactics OK: Poll

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Oil Drops Below $59 for First Time Since 2009

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Thousands Pay Tribute to Victims of Sydney Siege

Tearful Australians laid mounds of flowers near the Lindt Chocolate shop in Sydney where two hostages died in the early hours of Tuesday morning after officers stormed the downtown cafe, killing the gunman and ending a 16-hour siege. The standoff began around 9:45 a.m. Monday when the gunman burst into the Lindt Chocolate cafe and took 17 people inside hostage, forcing some to hold a flag with an Islamic declaration of faith in the shop window's. Read »

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