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Indonesia Military Plane Crash
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Indonesia Plane Crash Kills 20

An Indonesian air force Hercules C-130 plane with 12 crew aboard crashed Tuesday into a residential neighborhood in the country's third-largest city Medan. The crash occurred just minutes after takeoff with at least 20 people confirmed dead


Millions More Americans Will Qualify for Overtime

Millions more American workers will be eligible for overtime under new eligibility rules to be released Tuesday by the Obama Administration that will more than double the maximum salary exemption to $50,440

Washington Wildfire

‘Mind Blowing’ Flames Destroy Homes in Washington State

From just across the Wenatchee River, Dominick Bonny watched a whole neighborhood in his central Washington town burn as a wildfire destroyed two dozen homes and forced hundreds to flee: "It was like we were watching a natural disaster within arm's reach"

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks during the "Road to Majority" conference June 19, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Chris Christie Highlights Glory Days at Campaign Launch

As Christie launches his White House bid on Tuesday, his approach echoes the craggy vocals of his musical hero, a beloved figure in the Garden State with whom the politically ambitious Christie has had a tortured relationship. “Glory days,” bellows Bruce Springsteen


Meet the One Greek Business Doing Well Right Now

A run on banks has caused many Greeks to start keeping piles of cash in their home, leading them to invest in personal safes and strongboxes with solid metal walls to keep their euros safe. “Everything has its risks,” says safe vendor George Moschopoulos

Puerto Rico Struggles With Impending Debt Crisis

Puerto Rico’s Debt Is Worse Than Detroit’s Debt Was

Puerto Rico is in 3½ times as much debt as Detroit was in when it filed Chapter 9 bankruptcy in 2013. The island's $72 billion debt is larger per capita than any state, but the island's government can't file bankruptcy like Detroit did

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 file photo

Search for Execution Drugs Continues

The search for more-effective lethal-injection drugs and execution methods won't end following the Supreme Court's decision on Monday upholding Oklahoma's use of a controversial sedative

ABC News: Donald Trump Interview

NBC Cuts Ties With Trump Over Immigration Remarks

NBC has cut longstanding ties with Donald Trump following the presidential hopeful's controversial comments about immigration. The network will no longer be the home of the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, which Trump produces stock photos Health Syringe Needle

California Lawmakers Pass Strict School Vaccine Bill

The California senate has passed a bill that requires most children in public schools to get vaccinations and ends exemptions from vaccinations for personal beliefs. Governor Jerry Brown has not said whether he will sign the bill

Avril Lavigne Celebrates 30th Birthday

Avril Lavigne Is ‘Excited for Life After’ Lyme Disease

Avril Lavigne has been candid about her struggle with Lyme disease, and the singer opened up even more about her illness in a new ABC News interview, in which she criticized doctors who didn’t take her health as seriously as they perhaps should have


Uber Offers Free Rides to Its New York Protest

Uber is using an unusual resource to protest a New York City proposal: its own cars. Protesters attending an Uber rally outside New York's City Hall on Tuesday can get free rides to and from the event through the company's carpooling service