Chaffetz subpoenas two Secret Service agents

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, November 2014

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The chairman of the House panel investigating Secret Service lapses has issued subpoenas to two agents who were on the scene for an early-March incident in…

Executions down, death sentences on the rise

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Governments around the world are using the threat of terrorism -- real or perceived -- to advance executions, Amnesty International alleges in its annual…

Pac-Man on Google Maps? Bring it on, fools!

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Blinky and Pinky on the Champs Elysees? Inky and Clyde running down Broadway? Power pellets on the Embarcadero?

Report: Andrew Getty, grandson of J. Paul Getty, dies

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Andrew Getty, the 47-year-old grandson of J. Paul Getty, died Tuesday in his home in Hollywood Hills, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Times, citing Sgt.…

New Cadillac with nifty security feature unveiled

Cadillac's new CT6 full-sized flagship sedan, unveiled Tuesday night before the New York International Auto Show, has a new security feature that takes photos…

Mike Pence and America's new culture war

Mike Pence is the first victim of America's new culture war.

The Republican governor of Indiana thought he was doing what 19 other states and the federal…

4th baby orca born this season

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From Center for Whale Research

Spring is in the air and underwater -- especially off the coast of British Columbia.

Jonathan concedes, calls for peaceful transition

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Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan phoned former military leader Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday to concede defeat in Nigeria's presidential elections, Buhari's party…

Saudis tighten grip on Yemen; casualties rise

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The onslaught on Houthis rebels in Yemen continued Tuesday, with the Saudi-led coalition asserting increasing control while locals fled the chaos and…

Arkansas about to adopt religious freedom law


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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson now has to decide if he wants Mike Pence's headache.

The Arkansas House on Tuesday approved a religious freedom measure that…

Talks extended on Iran nuclear deal

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Talks to reach a deal on a framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program will be extended an extra day, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Poor families spend $600 more on prom than wealthier ones

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Poor families plan to spend more than 5% of their income on prom this year, according to a new survey.

Video of Germanwings flight's final seconds?

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Reports say a cell phone video shows the nightmarish final seconds of Germanwings Flight 9525, but a police spokesman said the accounts were "completely wrong…

Walmart to Arkansas gov.: Veto religious freedom law

Walmart's CEO is standing up against a religious freedom law that just landed on the governor's desk in Arkansas, home to the company's headquarters.


Pence pledges to 'fix' Indiana law

 Indiana Gov. Mike Pence

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Gov. Mike Pence pledged Tuesday to "fix" Indiana's controversial religious freedom law to clarify that it does not allow discrimination against gays and…

Kyoto Protocol Fast Facts

Here's a look at the Kyoto Protocol, an agreement reached in Kyoto, Japan, in 1997, mandating that industrialized nations cut their greenhouse gas emissions.…

Amazon Dash: Never run out of toilet paper again

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Amazon wants to make ordering its products as easy as a click of a button -- literally.

"I thought life would be better after the recession. Not worse."

--John Smith, unemployed construction worker

"These amendments may very likely duck the House's specific definition of what constitutes an earmark, but that doesn't mean it's not pork.

--Leslie Paige of Citizens Against Government Waste

"Folks are beyond homeless here. Their homes don't exist ... the power and destruction here was unimaginable."

--Missouri Gov. Jay Dixon following a devastating tornado that killed more than 150 people.

""There's a lot of things happening that can change the dynamic of this race from the past. So it will certainly be interesting to see."

--former Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneve on the Indy 500.

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