Nine Democrats vote for
Keystone pipeline project
The 62-36 vote advanced a top priority of the newly empowered GOP, and marked the first time the Senate passed a bill authorizing the pipeline.
Outrage over lawmaker's
A newly elected Texas state lawmaker is under fire for a divisive Facebook post asking Muslim visitors attending an event at the state capitol in Austin to pledge allegiance to the United States.
Timberland drops designer over racial remarks
The fashion company cuts ties with A.P.C. and Jean Touitou after a controversial presentation utilizing a slur.
Cuba wants U.S. to return Gitmo base, lift embargo
Cuban President Raul Castro says full diplomatic ties with the U.S. won't work if these problems aren't resolved.
Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation
Senators weigh Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general for a second day at a hearing certain to pile criticism on President Barack Obama and Eric Holder, the current occupant of the job.
Deflate-gate triggers stat spat as analysts attempt to solve why Patriots don't fumble
Maybe the smoking gun isn't in a bathroom at Gillette Stadium. Maybe itís in the laptop of a civil engineer in Washington, D.C.
Air Force probing
alleged 'treason' claim
Maj. Gen. James Post is accused of saying that officers talking to Congress about A-10 aircraft are committing treason.
Ventura won't see 'American Sniper'; says Chris Kyle
is no hero
American Sniper is tops at the box office but donít expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it.
New plane picked to
replace Air Force One
The US military said Wednesday it has chosen Boeing's 747-8 aircraft for a new fleet of Air Force One presidential planes, opting against an airliner made by Airbus.
21 Things You've Definitely Eaten If You Grew Up in the Midwest
When it comes to food, the region is flooded with deliciousness that much of the rest of the country hasn't even heard of.
Comcast apologizes for inappropriate word on bill
Lisa Brown claims that, after she called Comcast to cancel her familyís cable, her husbandís name was changed from Ricardo Brown to 'Asshole' Brown on her most recent cable provider bill.
Indiana Gov. Pence walks back on state-run media site
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said reports that he is starting a state-run media outlet are a "misunderstanding" and that the website is really just "a one-stop shopping website for press releases and information."
House Speaker Boehner acknowledges 'stumbles'
Republicans in the House of Representatives, whose ranks swelled as a result of last November's elections, have gotten off to a clumsy start this year.
Iraqi tribal chiefs plead for U.S. aid in IS fight
In a meeting with an Obama envoy, Sunni leaders describe the bleak campaign against the Islamic State.
NYC's 'rent too high' candidate facing eviction
Jimmy McMillan, who ran for governor in 2010, says he has to leave his rent-stabilized apartment.
First lady navigates Saudi Arabian limits on women
Michelle Obama's visit to the kingdom highlights the stark limitations under which Saudi women live.
Obama administration on track to surpass health care goal
Some 9.5 million people have already signed up for 2015 coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law, and the administration is on track to surpass its nationwide enrollment target set last year.
Americans getting fatter
The new obesity numbers are out, and they are higher than ever.
GoDaddy pulls Super Bowl
ad after backlash
GoDaddy is once again making headlines for its Super Bowl ads.
News organization tells reporters to tie all stories with targeted demographic
Even if the story doesn't directly impact the targeted demographic, reporters ordered to do a tie-in anyway.
Blizzard bypasses NY, NJ but wallops New England
Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, the Blizzard of 2015 slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it unexpectedly showed New York City, piling up more than 2 feet of snow.
21 best diners in America
A quality diner is like a minor league utility player: always ready in an emergency, does a few things well, and tends to have long experience spending time in weird, little towns.
Weather service admits storm not so bad; apologizes
Gary Szatkowski, the meteorologist in charge of the National Weather Service's office in Mt. Holly, New Jersey, apologized for the forecast Tuesday morning.
Marketing hype blows
in with the weather
Companies trying to capitalize on the nor'easter storm social media with weather-related advertising.
Kurds celebrate ousting Islamic State fighters from Kobani
Jubilant Kurdish fighters ousted Islamic State militants from the key Syrian border town of Kobani on Monday.
Skyscraper in Cincinnati used as target practice
Police are probing the fourth shooting incident at Great American Tower after windows were shot at overnight Tuesday.
Man sues Southwest $49,000 for being hit by overhead baggage
Upon landing, airline flight attendants always warn passengers to open overhead bins with caution as carry-on luggage may have shifted during the flight. But what about before take-off?
Patriots wants NFL apology if investigation clears team
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft criticized the NFL, the way deflate-gate has been handled and reported on, said he wanted an apology from the league if its investigation doesn't turn up anything, and basically dropped the mic on the conversation of the entire matter for the rest of the week.
Katie Couric, Bryant Gumbel ask the big questions
In 1994 the duo asked, "What is Internet, anyway?" Now BMW has them puzzling again.
Former employee 'accuses Fox News of ruining his life,' shoots himself dead
A former Fox News employee has shot himself dead outside the company's New York headquarters after accusing the news channel of 'ruining his life.'
Obama cheered at
huge celebration in New Delhi
The president becomes the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at the Republic Day parade.
Greece's leftists form government after election victory
Greece's Syriza party gained the key backing needed to form a government Monday, creating a surprise alliance with a small right-wing party that signals possible confrontation over the country's bailout.
political action committee
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign.
set to buzz Earth
An asteroid measuring about a third of a mile in diameter will make a relatively close, but harmless, flyby. How to watch it Ľ
Best craft breweries in America
There are around 2,400 craft breweries in this magnificent country, and we love each & every one of Ďem.
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