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Senators Ask Gov't for Nationwide Air Bag Recall

Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit ...


White House Fence Jumper Held Without Bond

The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge.


Ex-Mountie Hero of Shooting at Canada's Parliament

For more than two minutes, the lawmakers applauded and pounded their desks Thursday for the white-haired former Mountie, hailed as a hero for shooting the gunman who had stormed Canada's ...


Canada Gunman Wanted a Passport to go to Mideast

A picture began to emerge Thursday of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau a day after the 32-year-old Canadian launched a deadly attack on Canada's seat of government that forced the country—again—to confront the ...


Analysis: GOP Hopes Obama is Key to Senate Control

Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, off-shore jobs in New Hampshire and women's issues in ...


3 States Deny Gay Unions Despite Appellate Rulings

The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay ...

Immigration's EZ Form Not for Legal Immigrants's new EZ application for coverage can't be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long enrollment ...


Massive Cheating Scandal at UNC Involved Athletes

Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students—nearly ...


Threat to Break Isolation in Liberia Over Food

Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of an isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported ...


White House Fence Jumper Charged with Assault

The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said ...

Health Care

Health Officials say Ebola Low-Risk in Miss.

State health officials say they are keeping Mississippi hospitals and medical facilities up-to-date on Ebola identification and treatment.


UN Inquiry Head Rejects N. Korea's 'Honeyed Words'

"A few honeyed words" by North Korea as it tries to avoid a referral to the International Criminal Court has not changed the human rights situation on the ground there, ...


Blackwater Guards Found Guilty in Iraq Shootings

Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was ...


2 Dead in Shooting Attack at Canada's Parliament

A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and heavy gunfire then erupted inside Parliament. One gunman was killed, and ...


Obama Expresses Optimism About Ebola in US

President Barack Obama on Wednesday expressed optimism about the Ebola situation in the U.S. as he met with his Ebola response team, including his first meeting with his new point ...