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Virginia Senator's Son Dies in Home After Dad Stabbed

1:07 PM, Nov 19, 2013

Virginia state Sen. R. Creigh Deeds, who ran unsuccessfully for governor four years ago, was stabbed Tuesday in his head and chest at his home, and his son died at the residence from a gunshot wound, police said.

'Dangerous' Storms in Midwest; Tornadoes Hit Illinois

5:59 PM, Nov 18, 2013

National Weather Service officials confirmed several tornadoes touched down in Illinois.

Toronto Councilors Vote to Strip Mayor of Powers

11:54 AM, Nov 16, 2013

Toronto's City Council has voted overwhelming to strip Mayor Rob Ford of some of his powers in the latest attempt to box in the brash leader who has rebuffed huge pressure to resign over his drinking and drug habits and erratic behavior.

House Passes Health Insurance Reversal

11:45 PM, Nov 15, 2013

The House vote came a day after President Obama announced he's meeting with insurance executives to try to extend those plans .

'Batkid' Saves the Day in San Francisco

11:44 PM, Nov 15, 2013

Batkid is fighting crime on the mean streets of San Francisco.

Detroit-area man charged in killing woman on porch

3:38 PM, Nov 15, 2013

A suburban Detroit homeowner who shot a woman on his porch in the middle of the night is charged with second-degree murder.

House approves bill to allow people to keep insurance

3:26 PM, Nov 15, 2013

The U.S. House approved a GOP proposal to allow insurers to continue offering health care plans to new and existing customers through next year.

Police identify passenger who fell from plane

3:21 PM, Nov 15, 2013

Police on Friday identified the name of a 42-year-old man who jumped or fell from a small-single engine plane at 2,000 feet.

Obama to Meet with Health Insurance CEOs

10:21 AM, Nov 15, 2013

President Barack Obama, trying to rescue his much-criticized health care program, is set to discuss strategy with health insurance CEOs.

Toronto Mayor Says he's Getting Professional Help

5:45 PM, Nov 14, 2013

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he's getting help from health care professionals but refused to step aside over his admitted drug use and drinking.

Sinkhole Reported in Yard in Florida

10:09 AM, Nov 14, 2013

Residents of several Florida homes have been evacuated due to a possible sinkhole that opened behind a backyard near St. Petersburg.

Florida State QB Investigated for Sexual Assault

10:00 AM, Nov 14, 2013

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault in December 2012.

3 Shot Near Pittsburgh High School; Gunman Sought

11:48 PM, Nov 13, 2013

School officials say three students were shot outside a Pittsburgh high school, and police are searching for a gunman.

Florida Couple Arrested, Charged in 15 Bank Robberies

4:56 PM, Nov 12, 2013

A Tampa couple is facing federal charges for an alleged bank-robbing spree that spanned two states.

Trevor Bayne says he has multiple sclerosis

4:52 PM, Nov 12, 2013

 NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne says he has multiple sclerosis. he does not expect the diagnosis to impact his racing career.

Mayor Cites Cost to Taxpayers in Braves Move

4:51 PM, Nov 12, 2013

Mayor Kasim Reed says there was no way the Atlanta Braves were going to stay in downtown without city taxpayers spending hundreds of millions of dollars.

Amazon, US Postal Service Will Deliver on Sundays

6:16 PM, Nov 11, 2013

Amazon says it is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages on Sundays.

Survivors Describe Ordeal Amid 20-Foot Surge From Typhoon

6:16 PM, Nov 11, 2013

Survivors of the typhoon that may have killed 10,000 people in the Philippines are describing being swept away by a 20-foot storm surge.

California Company Recalls Pre-packaged Salad, Sandwich

3:58 PM, Nov 11, 2013

More than 90 tons of prepackaged salads and sandwiches by a California catering company are being recalled because a bacterial strain of E. coli has been linked to its products.

Israeli Leader Urges 'Better Deal' with Iran

10:57 AM, Nov 11, 2013

Israel's prime minister has softened his criticism of U.S.-led negotiations with Iran, saying a lull in the talks has given more time to extract concessions.

Horror Stories as 10,000 Feared Dead in Typhoon Haiyan

2:04 PM, Nov 10, 2013

On Sunday, the Philippines were still trying to comprehend the destruction that Typhoon Haiyan brought to this string of islands in the Pacific.

Official: 10,000 Feared Dead after Typhoon Haiyan

10:47 PM, Nov 9, 2013

As Haiyan slams into Vietnam, the Red Cross is at the forefront of an international effort to provide food, water, shelter and other relief to the hundreds of thousands.

One of World's Strongest Storms Blasts Philippines

10:21 PM, Nov 8, 2013

 One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines on Friday, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces. But the nation appeared to avoid a major disaster because the rapidly moving typhoon blew away before wreaking more damage, officials said.

Moody's Downgrades Thruway Over Uncertainty of New TZ Bridge

1:16 PM, Nov 8, 2013

The credit agency gave the Thruway Authority a stable outlook, but said the debt related to the new $3.9 billion bridge is reason for the downgrade.

NY's Consumer Confidence Drops to Lowest Level Since December 2011

12:26 PM, Nov 8, 2013

State consumer sentiment fell sharply this month and is at the lowest level since Dec. 2011, according to a Siena Research Institute Poll released Friday.

FDA Moves to Take Trans Fat Out of Food

6:39 PM, Nov 7, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration is beginning a process that will take artificial trans fat entirely out of the food supply, a move hailed as "lifesaving" by health experts.

Twitter Goes Public

5:04 PM, Nov 7, 2013

Twitter's stock is closing at $44.90, up 73 percent, on its first day of trading. It exceeded even Wall Street's lofty hopes for the most anticipated initial public offering since Facebook.

Stocks Slump as Traders Fear Fed Will Cut Stimulus

4:25 PM, Nov 7, 2013

The stock market is pulling back from the record high it reached a day earlier as traders worry that the Federal Reserve could start pulling back on its economic stimulus next month.

New Video Emerges of Toronto Mayor

4:15 PM, Nov 7, 2013

A new video has surfaced showing Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in a rage, using threatening words including "kill" and "murder."

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