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Evacuated families wait for smoke from rail spill to clear

Smoke rises from a CSX train following the derailment of a train car, Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Maryville, Tenn. The derailment of the car, carrying a flammable and toxic substance, caused the evacuation of thousands in the surrounding area. (Michae

2 killed, 1 wounded in shooting outside California store

July 2, 2015: Tehama County Sheriffs Office detectives search for evidence and clues at the scene of a shooting in Cottonwood, Calif. (Greg Barnette/The Record Searchlight via AP). Authorities say a man with a rifle killed two people outside a Norther

Aetna to buy Humana for $37 billion in largest insurance deal

Health insurer Aetna Inc (AET.N) said it would buy smaller rival Humana Inc (HUM.N) for about $37 billion in cash and stock, in the largest ever deal in the insurance industry. The combination will push Aetna close to Anthem Inc's (ANTM.N) No.2 insurer ...

Rick Perry: Republicans must reach out to black voters

Washington -- Former Texas Governor Rick Perry said Thursday that Republicans have lost their "moral legitimacy as the party of Lincoln" after having given up on trying to win the support of African-Americans. Perry, who declared his presidential bid ...

ISIS publicly smashes Syrian artifacts

(CNN) — ISIS militants reportedly smashed cultural treasures from the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, including an artifact dating back to the second century, according to a statement from the group and Syrian state media. A man smuggling at least six

Solar-powered plane due to land in Hawaii after 5-day flight

FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2015, file photo, the Solar Impulse 2 flies over Nagoya Airport after taking off in Toyoyama, near Nagoya, central Japan. The solar-powered plane, journeying around the world without fuel, depending on the weather is

Trump bump: Why his media war against offended corporations is boosting him

“When I go up to New Hampshire -- I'm not running for president, by the way -- I get the best crowd, the best of everything in terms of reception. ADVERTISEMENT. “The politicians go up and get a moderate audience. I go up, and they're scalping tickets.

Evacuated families wait for smoke from rail spill to clear

Smoke rises from a CSX train following the derailment of a train car, Thursday, July 2, 2015, in Maryville, Tenn. The derailment of the car, carrying a flammable and toxic substance, caused the evacuation of thousands in the surrounding area. (Michae

2 killed, 1 wounded in shooting outside California store

July 2, 2015: Tehama County Sheriffs Office detectives search for evidence and clues at the scene of a shooting in Cottonwood, Calif. (Greg Barnette/The Record Searchlight via AP). Authorities say a man with a rifle killed two people outside a Norther

Aetna to buy Humana for $37 billion in largest insurance deal

Health insurer Aetna Inc (AET.N) said it would buy smaller rival Humana Inc (HUM.N) for about $37 billion in cash and stock, in the largest ever deal in the insurance industry. The combination will push Aetna close to Anthem Inc's (ANTM.N) No.2 insurer ...

Rick Perry: Republicans must reach out to black voters

Washington -- Former Texas Governor Rick Perry said Thursday that Republicans have lost their "moral legitimacy as the party of Lincoln" after having given up on trying to win the support of African-Americans. Perry, who declared his presidential bid ...

Mental Health Institutes Effectively Closed, Future Unclear

Two state mental health institutes have been effectively closed, even though an aide says Governor Terry Branstad is still reviewing whether to approve a legislative compromise to continue funding the facilities. Department of Human Servic

Illinois court asked to clarify state payments without budget

CHICAGO Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked a court to determine what the state can continue to fund in an absence of an enacted budget for the fiscal year that began on Wednesday, she said on Thursday. That includes a brewing 

Man Who Climbed White House Fence Sentenced to Time Served

A Maryland man who jumped over a White House fence and was subdued after kicking two guard dogs on the north Lawn in October on Thursday was sentenced to time served and a year of supervised release, the Justice Department said. Domini

Latest hack of US government personnel data worries Washington

Rarely has a computer hack of personal information, allegedly by agents of a foreign government, caused such a stir in Washington DC. A breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has exposed millions of Americans working for the US federal ...