• Lynch faces anti-Obama ire at hearing

    Loretta Lynch

    CNN

    Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is a career prosecutor who spent her career notching high-profile courtroom victories and climbing to the top of the legal ranks of Brooklyn's U.S. attorney's office.

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  • Blizzard Boston plow

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    How much did the Northeast snowstorm cost?

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

  • Boston blizzard 2015

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    New England recovers from huge winter storm

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

  • Hershey's chocolate

    Fans call to #BoycottHershey after import ban

    Hershey's move to choke off British chocolate has created a social media firestorm.

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    Jordan: We'll swap terrorist for ISIS captive

    What started as a dire, but unfortunately familiar, kidnapping by ISIS of two Japanese citizens has evolved into something else.

    It was a life-and-death negotiation between ISIS and Japan that has apparently claimed one life and brought another count...

  • Dubai International Airport

    From Dubai Airports

    World's busiest international airport is ...

    For the first time ever, Dubai International Airport has overtaken London's Heathrow as the world's busiest airport for international traffic.

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    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 Carolina, during the civil rights movement.

    "Today is a victory in race relations in America," sai...

  • iPhone

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    74.5 million iPhones is ...

    Apple had a record-setting quarter during the last three months of 2014, posting the biggest corporate profit for any company in history.

  • Facebook

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    Facebook, Instagram go down, get back up

    For about an hour this morning, humans across the world were briefly forced to interact with each other in person.

  • Stocks tank Jan 5

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    Dow falls 291 points, but it could have been worse

    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.

  • Michelle Obama Saudi handshake

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    Michelle Obama shakes hands with Saudi king

    President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama made a quick stop in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to pay respects to the late King Abdullah, and to hold meetings with the new leader, King Salman bin Abdulaziz. But one aspect of the encounter stood ou...

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    Serena, Wawrinka reach Australian Open semifinals

    Serena Williams thumped Dominika Cibulkova 6-2 6-2 Wednesday to make it past the quarterfinals at the Australian Open -- and that spells trouble for her rivals who are still in contention at the season's first major.

    The world No. 1 has never lost in...

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    SXC

    Cops: Woman cuts kids' throats to quiet them

    A young mother in Washington state has been charged with attempted murder after authorities say she cut her children's throats in an attempt to keep them quiet.

    Over the weekend, Christina Booth called 911 to report that her three children were cryin...

  • Gas gauge on empty

    Gas prices finally stop falling

    The steady four-month decline in gas prices which has saved motorists more than a dollar per gallon has ended, at least for the moment.

  • Utah family found dead

    KSL

    Utah family deaths ruled suicide and homicide

    The mysterious deaths of five Utah family members in their Springville home baffled authorities at first.

  • JP Manoux

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    Actor arrested on voyeurism charges

    An American actor living in Canada has been arrested on voyeurism charges in Toronto, police said.

    Jean-Paul Manoux, also known as J.P. Manoux, was arrested on Tuesday. He's scheduled to appear before a judge on March 11.

    It started when two women in t...

  • Bruno Mars

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    High school's amazing take on 'Uptown Funk'

    Which high school teacher would assign his students the Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars can't-stop-dancing-to-it "Uptown Funk?"

  • MSNBC Fox logos

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    Did Fox and NBC get Bowe Bergdahl story wrong?

    Why did three separate military spokesman deny on Tuesday that a decision has been made to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion?

    Because of an inflammatory Fox News segment and an anonymously-sourced NBC News story that sent reporters scrambling f...

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    Obama: We need more drone regulations

    One day after a drone crashed at the White House, President Barack Obama reiterated the need to regulate the industry as the recreational and commercial use of drones expands.

    "The drone that landed in the White House you buy in Radio Shack," Obama sa...

  • Scott Walker Wisconsin Governor

    Darren Hauck/Reuters

    Scott Walker creates new PAC ahead of 2016

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker waded closer to a presidential run Tuesday with the creation of a new political committee that will help him travel and raise money as he prepares for a potential White House bid.

    The committee, "Our American Revival," is a...

  • AirAsia tail recovery

    CNN

    Indonesia military stops AirAsia jet search

    The Indonesian military said Tuesday that it was stopping its efforts to recover the remains of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 almost a month after the commercial jet crashed into the sea.

    Indonesia's search and rescue agency, Basarnas, will continue its work...

  • Corinthia Hotel attack Libya

    CNN

    Gunmen attack Corinthia Hotel in Libya

    At least 10 people and two attackers were killed in Tuesday's attack against the luxurious Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, a spokesman for a security division of the Ministry of Interior in Tripoli said.

    Five foreigners -- one American, one French...

  • Facebook same-sex marriage icons

    From Facebook

    Alabama judge warns gov against gay marriage

    Alabama's Supreme Court chief justice hand delivered a letter to Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday urging him to oppose the "tyranny" of federal court rulings that have used "specious pretexts" to rule against same-sex marriage bans.

    "As of this date, 44...

  • Snowy girl

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    What you need to know about the blizzard

    Its impact didn't reach the epic levels many government officials had warned of, but the first blizzard of 2015 was keeping much of the U.S. Northeast shut down, at least for the day.

    Two deaths were reported, both in New York. There has been one wide...

  • Red Square Kremlin

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    Inquiry open into Russian spy's polonium death

    A UK public inquiry into the 2006 death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko opened Tuesday at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, after years of wrangling over what evidence can be heard.

    In a deathbed statement, Litvinenko blamed Russian President...

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