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US President Barack Obama (L) lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Memorial Day, at Arlington National Cemetery on May 25, 2015.
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'Hallowed Ground'

President Obama laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery on Memorial Day to honor the men and women who have died serving in the U.S. military. Their sacrifice, he said, is “a debt we will never repay”

A shopping center located at Texas 80 near I-35 has high water in the parking lots from the Blanco River flooding in San Marcos,Texas, on May 24, 2015.

Mom, Kids Among Missing in Texas and Oklahoma Flood

Three people were confirmed killed, two in Oklahoma and one in Texas, after severe flash flooding this weekend. Another 12 are missing, including a mother and her two children. They were staying at a river house when a wall of water swept the family of four away

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Charter Nearing Deal to Buy Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications is nearing a deal to acquire Time Warner Cable for about $55.1 billion in cash and stock, after Comcast recently abandoned plans to buy the cable company amid regulators' opposition

Star Wars to Screen in China for First Time Ever

Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn’t open until the end of this year, but moviegoers in China will travel to a galaxy far, far away next month. The country will have its first-ever screening of the six original Star Wars movies.


Uber Looks to Conquer the Airport

Ride-hailing service Uber has already become ubiquitous on the streets of many major American cities. Now the company wants to conquer U.S. airports as well, brokering deals to allow its drivers to pick up arriving passengers in the same way taxis do

This undated photo provided by the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services shows Michael Ryan.

Cult Killer Convicted in 1985 Dies in Nebraska Prison

A man who had spent three decades on Nebraska's death row for the 1985 cult killings of two people, including a 5-year-old boy, has died in prison. Michael Ryan was convicted in the torture and killing of 26-year-old James Thimm

Police guard the U.S. Capitol grounds after a shooting took place, in Washington April 11, 2015.

Pressure Cooker Found in Car in D.C.

A bomb squad safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended on the National Mall near the U.S. Capitol building and the vehicle's owner was located and arrested

No Reported Spike in Fatalities on New Jersey Turnpike

The New Jersey Turnpike has made recent headlines for major accidents and fatal crashes, including the deaths of famed mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr. and his wife Saturday, but data suggest the highway is not any less safe than prior years

Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson and The Duggars Speak At CPAC

Molestation Allegations Made About Josh Duggar in 2007

An online commenter published a detailed account eight years ago alleging that Josh Duggar had a history of molesting young girls, long before allegations came to light last week. The commenter said "he should be removed from the home"

Study: Living at High Altitudes May Increase SIDS Risk

A new study suggests babies that live at high altitudes may be at a greater risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) compared to infants living at lower altitudes. Each year, around 3,500 infants under age one die unexpectedly in the United States

Erection of Solar Impulse 2 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Solar Impulse Readies for Pacific Crossing

On Tuesday morning local time, the solar-powered aircraft Solar Impulse 2 will take off from Nanjing, China, and fly for 120 hours straight, bound for Hawaii, hoping to complete the first fuelless Pacific Ocean crossing