Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrested

Michael Phelps, 2008 Olympics, 400-meter individual medley

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Legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, was arrested early Tuesday in Maryland on a DUI charge, according to the…

Virginia authorities check ties in unsolved cases

Jesse Matthew

Albemarle Charlottesville Regional Police

The disappearance of a young college student in the fall is haunting Virginia once again.

Hong Kong tense amid National Day ceremonies

Hong Kong deadline approaches

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Wednesday is National Day, a day for all Chinese to celebrate the People's Republic of China.

Yes, dignitaries gathered and ceremonies took place to mark the…

First diagnosed case of Ebola in the US

CDC Director Dr Thomas Frieden news conference

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A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials announced Tuesday.


This app is helping Hong Kong protesters organize without a cell network

Anyone who has ever been to a big sporting event or a stadium concert knows that large crowds can quickly overwhelm local cell towers, making communication…

Could computers take over the boardroom?

It's a common saying that one day all our jobs will be done by robots, but top executives may not have expected their position in the C-suite to be under…

Pierson testimony omits elevator breach

Testimony given by the director of the embattled U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday appears to conflict with the news that broke hours after Julia Pierson's…

California mayor shot, killed; wife detained

Bell Gardens Calif Mayor Daniel Crespo


The mayor of a city in Los Angeles County, California, was shot and killed Tuesday, an official said.

Symbols of Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution'

Umbrellas, yellow ribbons, numbered codewords and tangles of phone cords: these are the distinctive sights of the dramatic protest unfolding beneath Hong…

Creator of spying app arrested

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The creator of StealthGenie, a mobile app marketed as a tool for spying on cheating spouses and keeping tabs on children, has been arrested, according to…

Secret Service director: WH breach 'unacceptable'

Julia Pierson, Secret Service director


U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson called an incident in which a man scaled a fence and entered the White House "unacceptable" and told a…

Parents wait for answers in murder case

It was the picture of Jesse Matthew that made the father of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington do a double-take.

It was uncanny how much the…

House Dems want NY Fed hearings, too


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Three Democratic members of Congress joined their Senate colleagues in calling for a probe of Wall Street regulators.

World's 7 fiercest food feuds

Few issues spark more heated debates than the subject of food.

You don't need to be a bad chef to know that -- just read the comments on this list of the…

Paul Ryan open to boots on the ground

Rep. Paul Ryan doubts President Barack Obama will be able to maintain his promise that there will be no American boots on the ground in the fight against ISIS.…

Morgan: I can't believe Walmart is blaming me

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Walmart's response Monday to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan over the car crash that left him in critical condition elicited a response of its own on Tuesday…

How Ebola virus spreads

Ebola virus


As the worst Ebola outbreak in history touches the United States with the diagnosis of the first case within America, questions arise about how the infectious…

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--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

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--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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