Iraqi forces take back Tikrit from ISIS

The Iraqi Prime Minister arrived triumphant Wednesday in the northern city of Tikrit, newly liberated a year after it was first attacked by the ISIS terrorist…

GoDaddy races onto Wall Street with $460 million IPO

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GoDaddy is ready for its first lap around Wall Street.

The website hosting service known for its racy Super Bowl ads and sponsorship of NASCAR star Danica…

10 best U.S. beaches for families 2015

The best family beaches have more than a sandy spot to sunbathe or clean water for swimming.

The 10 best beaches for families for 2015, released by Family…

Menendez to face corruption charges

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Federal prosecutors are expected to charge Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez on Wednesday with using his Senate office to push the business interests of a…

Man accused in U.S. envoy stabbing charged

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Kim Ki-Jong, the man accused of stabbing U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert in South Korea last month, was charged with attempted murder Wednesday, an official with…

McDonald's will test all-day breakfast

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McDonald's is giving late sleepers and big breakfast fans something to smile about by serving McMuffins all day, everyday at some locations.

Worst foods to eat when you're sick

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When you're under the weather the last thing you want is to eat something that makes you feel worse. But what if the last thing you want is chicken soup or…

Being Moody: Cops tell their side

In a cramped, windowless basement of a corporate office building here, ex-cop Brian Patterson, a hulk of a man with booming voice and a shaved head, shouts in…

Iran nuclear talks go beyond deadline

Iran nuke talks

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International talks to reach a preliminary agreement on Iran's nuclear program have run past their Tuesday deadline and into another day, deepening…

Thais swap martial law for broad army powers

Thai Prime Minister Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha says he will lift martial law in the country, but replace with it a new order securing him sweeping powers.

Critics…

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Welcome to the start of the second quarter.

Make it count, people!

Here are five things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:

1. Go go go:…

NASCAR, Buffett join backlash over Indiana religious freedom law

A growing number of businesses are slamming a controversial Indiana law critics say allows discrimination against gay people.

NASCAR and Warren Buffett, the…

URGENT - South Korea U.S. ambassador attack charge

(CNN) -- Kim Ki-Jong, the man accused of attacking U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert in South Korea last month, was charged with attempted murder Wednesday, an…

URGENT - Germanwings crash Lufthansa CEO

(CNN) -- Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr expressed his "deep sorrow" Wednesday over the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 and promised to help the victims' families…

Why Ethiopia could be the future of fashion

The country has an international supermodel. It has a world-renown designer, a centuries-old textile industry, and its very own fashion school. It's Ethiopia,…

Tokyo district OKs same-sex partnerships

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One of Tokyo's most prominent districts has taken a small, but potentially significant step to recognizing same-sex unions in Japan.

The government of Shibuya…

Nigeria: Buhari beats Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria election winner

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Africa's most populous country has a new leader -- and he's got a spate of obstacles ahead of him.

Muhammadu Buhari has won Nigeria's presidential election,…

"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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