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Illinois Teen Dies Trying to Save Dog From Being Put Down

Illinois Teen Dies Trying to Save Dog From Being Put Down

An Illinois family remained in shock Thursday after a teenage girl died in a car accident while attempting to save her pet dog from being put down.

IRS reduces penalties if tax cheats come clean

IRS reduces penalties if tax cheats come clean

International tax evaders who come clean will be able to avoid jail and pay reduced fines under a new voluntary disclosure program announced Tuesday by the Internal Revenue Service.

Lagarde chosen to lead IMF; first woman in top job

Lagarde chosen to lead IMF; first woman in top job

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde was chosen Tuesday to lead the International Monetary Organization and will immediately confront a European debt crisis that threatens the global econom...

Shutdown’s Crux: Democrats’ Deep-Rooted Distrust of G.O.P. on Immigration

Shutdown’s Crux: Democrats’ Deep-Rooted Distrust of G.O.P. on Immigration

Protesters who support protections for young immigrants demonstrated near the Capitol on Sunday evening.

Explosion at Alaska gas station injures 5

Explosion at Alaska gas station injures 5

Investigators were trying to determine what caused an explosion and fire that injured five people at a gas station near Denali National Park in Alaska.

Report: Arrest made in case of Ga. girl's slaying

Report: Arrest made in case of Ga. girl's slaying

An Atlanta newspaper is reporting that authorities have made an arrest in the case of a 7-year-old north Georgia girl who was abducted and killed at an apartment complex and her body left in a trash bin.

Maryland sues federal govt. over helicopter crash

Maryland sues federal govt. over helicopter crash

The state of Maryland has filed a $4 million lawsuit against the federal government over the 2008 crash of a state police helicopter that killed four people.

Report on Maid's Exam Riles Strauss-Kahn Attorneys

Report on Maid's Exam Riles Strauss-Kahn Attorneys

Lawyers for former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn fought back Tuesday after a media report said a medical examination listed "assault" and "rape" as the causes of injuries to a hotel housekeeper who accuses him of sexual assault.

Supreme Court Widens Reach of Sales Tax for Online Retailers

Supreme Court Widens Reach of Sales Tax for Online Retailers

A Wayfair distribution center in Cranbury, N.J.

Corker Says He Faced ‘Tough’ Decision in Supporting Republican Tax Bill

Corker Says He Faced ‘Tough’ Decision in Supporting Republican Tax Bill

Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee was active in the real estate business there before being elected and retains a financial stake in companies that could benefit from the tax bill’s changes.

1 of 4 Montana sex offender addresses unverified

1 of 4 Montana sex offender addresses unverified

The addresses for one out of every four offenders in Montana's sexual and violent offender registry are unverified and possibly unreliable, casting doubt on the credibility of the registry used ...

Former Alabama governor hurt in motorcycle crash

Former Alabama governor hurt in motorcycle crash

Former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has been injured in a motorcycle accident near Fairbanks, Alaska.

Summary Box: Durable goods outside of planes rise

Summary Box: Durable goods outside of planes rise

DURABLE GOODS: Orders to U.S. factories excluding aircraft rose 0.5 percent in December after 4.5 percent November gain.

Summary Box: Productivity growth slows

Summary Box: Productivity growth slows

PRODUCTIVITY UP: Productivity, the amount of output per hour of work, rose at an annual rate of 1.6 percent in the January-March period, a slowdown from the 2.9 percent increase in the previous three months.

Neighbor to Plead Guilty to Federal Charge in Attack on Rand Paul, Lawyer Says

Neighbor to Plead Guilty to Federal Charge in Attack on Rand Paul, Lawyer Says

Rene A. Boucher, center, was charged on Friday with assaulting a member of Congress resulting in personal injury, a federal felony, in connection with an attack of Senator Rand Paul in November.

Maria Butina Did Not Use Sex in Covert Russian Plan, Her Lawyers Say

Maria Butina Did Not Use Sex in Covert Russian Plan, Her Lawyers Say

Prosecutors miscast joking text messages sent by Maria Butina, a Russian accused of being a covert agent, to prop up the case against her, her lawyers said.


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