Judge tosses convictions for Friendship Nine

A South Carolina judge on Wednesday threw out the convictions of the Friendship Nine, who were jailed in 1961 after a sit-in protest in Rock Hill, South…

What post-9/11 U.S. can teach France

"Oh please, mind your language, show some restraint: it was not a French September 11!" wrote Olivier Roy last week, in an otherwise nuanced article on the…

7 things you're doing on vacation that scream tourist

Everyone knows wandering around a city with an open map and a camera hanging from your neck instantly identifies you as a tourist.

But if you're trying to…

Romney defends mansions with jab at Clinton

As Mitt Romney heads to the nation's poorest state Wednesday, his political team is fighting back against perceptions that his wealth could be a political…

Puppies? It must be Super Bowl week

Forget about the Super Bowl, the blizzard and the woes of the world.

This time of year, everything's better with puppies.

Seems like you can't throw a stick…

New England recovers from huge winter storm

Boston blizzard 2015

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For all the hype, Wednesday is turning out to be just another day in and around New York City.

Little Richard Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of self-proclaimed "Architect of Rock 'n' Roll" Little Richard.

Personal: Birth date: December 5, 1932

Birth place: Macon,…

How much did the Northeast snowstorm cost?

Blizzard Boston plow

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The economic hit taken by the Northeast this week is kind of like the storm itself: not as bad as it could have been.

Dow falls 291 points, but it could have been worse

Stocks tank Jan 5

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Forget the snow. Investors are getting a blizzard of earnings this week, and so far it's a gray mess -- the Dow shed 291 points Tuesday.

More deadly Boko Haram raids in Nigeria

Boko Haram militants have killed scores of people in raids on dozens of villages in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, forcing thousands to flee into…

France launches anti-jihadist website

The French government launched an online platform Wednesday to counter jihadist propaganda, just three weeks after deadly terror attacks which claimed 17…

Apple has mind-boggling $178 billion in cash to spend

Forget about a simple little hole. Apple CEO Tim Cook has a gaping chasm burning in his pocket.

Apple now has $178 billion in cash. Sure, a big chunk of that…

Schubert: The coming food disaster

One would expect that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has the best interests of the public in mind, but its recent decisions have cast serious doubt…

Manuel Noriega Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Manuel Noriega, former dictator of Panama.

Personal: Birth date: February 11, 1934

Birth place: Panama City, Panama

Birth name:…

Opinion: A North American Passport?

The future of the United States lies in North America. This is not a geographic truism, but a strategic imperative. Generations of Americans, distracted by…

Dems: Koch's $889 million pledge helps Dems

The Koch brothers -- longtime Republican funders and Democratic boogeymen -- reportedly told donors at their annual retreat on Monday that they plan to spend…

Want a big screen TV for the Super Bowl? Buy now!

If you're looking to buy a big screen TV for the Super Bowl, there's no time like the present. Prices are now as low as they'll be in quite some time.

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"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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