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US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert covers his face as he leaves the Sejong Cultural Institute in Seoul on March 5, 2015.

U.S. Envoy Attacked in Seoul

U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert, 42, was slashed on the face and wrist Thursday in the South Korean capital by an attacker with a knife

Attorney General Eric Holder delivers remarks about the Justice DepartmentÕs findings related to two investigations in Ferguson, Missouri, at the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building March 4, 2015 in Washington, DC. Holder delivered the remarks for an audience of department employees who worked on the investigations after a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, sparking weeks of demonstrations and violent clashes.

Holder Slams Ferguson Police

Attorney General Eric Holder said the Justice Department will guarantee "corrective action" in Ferguson after a report found a pattern of racial bias

Toyota Recalls More Than 2 Million Vehicles In US

Toyota Promotes Highest-Ranking Woman Ever

Automaker Toyota has promoted American Julie Hamp, the current head of communications for North America, to managing officer. She’ll be the highest-ranking woman in the company's 77-year history, in what is part of a broader push for diversity among its executive ranks

Winter weather slams Kentucky

Winter Storm Hitting Mid-Atlantic, Extending to East Coast

Winter weather began to slam the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. overnight and is expected to extend into the East Coast on Thursday. But one of the worst winters in recent memory may be relenting, according to the deputy director of the Climate Prediction Center

"Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb" - UK Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

Dan Stevens Will Star in Beauty and the Beast

Disney looks to be bringing together an all-British cast for the live-action Beauty and the Beast, plucking stars from the most popular English franchises. Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens will star opposite Harry Potter alum Emma Watson


Statins May Seriously Increase Diabetes Risk

Statins can lower cholesterol and even tamp down inflammation to keep the risk of heart disease down. But these commonly prescribed drugs may increase the risk of diabetes, and by a considerable amount

Sen. Elizabeth Warren listens to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testify, at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on "Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Feb. 24, 2015.

How Elizabeth Warren Turns Boilerplate Viral

Sen. Elizabeth Warren posted a video on Facebook last week of a recent speech in which she discussed the decline of the middle class and criticized Republicans in Congress. Its substance was fairly routine for a Democratic lawmaker, but the response was not

A courtroom sketch shows Boston Marathon bombing survivor Sydney Corcoran testifying in the trial of accused bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at the federal courthouse in Boston, Mass., March 4, 2015.

Boston Bombing Survivors Give Testimony

Survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings appeared in a Boston federal court on Wednesday to deliver testimony of the bloodshed. "I remember thinking, this is it, I’m going to die. I’m not going to make it," recalled one

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at nuclear negotiations with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, on March 4, 2015, in Montreux, Switzerland

Kerry Pushes Back on Israeli Criticism of Iran Nuke Talks

U.S. officials sought on Wednesday to tamp down expectations of a substantial preliminary nuclear deal with Iran by the March deadline while working to move past the political dust kicked up by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's criticism

Shania Twain Performs At The Calgary Stampede - Calgary, Alberta

Shania Twain Announces Farewell Tour

Shania Twain is leaving Las Vegas and heading out on a farewell tour, the artist revealed on Good Morning America: "I'm finally, after 11 years, going back on tour ... This is going to be a big tour for me because it’s going to be my last," Twain said

Soldiers escort a man identified as Omar Trevino Morales, leader of the Zetas drug cartel, in Mexico City, March 4, 2015

Mexican Police Grab Latest Zetas Leader

Mexican police and soldiers on Wednesday captured Omar Trevino Morales, widely considered to be the most important leader of the Zetas drug cartel that once carved a path of brutal bloodshed along the country's northern border with the U.S.