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Carl Icahn Bails on Apple

Billionaire investor and previously prominent Apple shareholder Carl Icahn said he no longer holds stock in the iPhone maker, blaming China's antagonistic position toward the company for his exit from the stock

Senator Ted Cruz in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 30, 2014.

John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz 'Lucifer in the Flesh'

Former House Speaker John Boehner called Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh," a reflection of just how much the Cruz is disliked by many of his colleagues on Capitol Hill. The candidate hit back, saying Boehner's comments were proof Cruz is a Washington outsider

A man watches a TV news program showing a file footage of North Korea's failed rocket launch at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, April 28, 2016.

North Korea Fails 3 Launches in 2 Weeks

South Korean officials said North Korea had two midrange missile tests fail, bringing the total suspected misfires to three over the past two weeks. The officials said they believe North Korea has been testing its new Musudan missiles

Prince is pictured here onstage during The 57th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Feb. 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Search Warrant for Prince’s Paisley Park Home Issued

A search warrant has been issued for Prince’s Paisley Park estate, where the legendary musician died last week, authorities said. However, a judge authorized a request from local law enforcement to seal the details in the document

Russian airstrikes target hospital in Aleppo

Airstrikes in Syria Kill More Than 60

A wave of airstrikes and shelling killed more than 60 people in less than 24 hours in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. At least 27 people died as a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee for the Red Cross was hit

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3 Connected to San Bernardino Shooter Arrested

Federal prosecutors say three people connected to one of the San Bernardino shooters have been arrested in a marriage fraud conspiracy. Those among the arrested are the brother and sister-in-law of shooter Syed Rizwan Farook

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Uber Says Tipping Is Still Optional

You don't have to tip your Uber driver. That's the message of a new post on the ride-hailing company's blog. It comes after Uber settled a class-action lawsuit filed by drivers accusing it of unfair labor practices stock photos Birth Control Pills

Teen Birth Rate Hits All-Time Low

The rate of American teenagers giving birth has reached a historic low, according to a new federal report. In the last decade, the rate at which American teens are having babies has dropped more than 40%

Former Clinton White House Chief of Staff John Podesta is interviewed on Nov. 9, 2012, in Washington.

Meet the Man Behind Hillary Clinton's Campaign

John Podesta has meticulously plotted every step of Hillary Clinton's campaign, deputized to confront the candidate on her failures and missteps, and charged with keeping the unruly bands of Clinton family and friends in line


Facebook Spends Big to Keep Mark Zuckerberg Safe

Facebook certainly takes security seriously — especially when it comes to CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In a regulatory filing, the company revealed how much it has spent on personal security costs for Zuckerberg both at his home and as he travels

The NCAA logo on the floor before the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 22, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.

Discrimination Law Could Cost N.C. the NCAA Tourney

Charlotte and Greensboro, N.C., could lose their NCAA tournament hosting privileges if they do not demonstrate to the NCAA that they have made their basketball arenas discrimination-free zones, NCAA officials said