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Lawmakers announced a sweeping agreement Monday to pass a long-awaited authorization bill for the Defense Department before the end of the year, but a proposed amendment to curb military sexual assault didn’t make the cut.Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
The woman who told Florida authorities in November that George Zimmerman threatened her with a gun during a heated argument recanted the allegations in documents released Monday — saying that she does not want him charged, according to a signed affidavit.
Domestic violence charges were dismissed Monday against Aron Ralston, the hiker who inspired the Oscar-nominated movie "127 Hours" by sawing off his own arm to escape from a boulder he was pinned beneath.
The U.S. Supreme Court took up a legal dispute Monday between an airline pilot and his former employer whose suspicions caused him to be yanked off a flight home after failing a company test.
A blast of winter weather knocked out power to thousands and wiped hundreds flights off the boards Monday after causing dozens of wrecks, including one that tangled up about 50 cars, on snowy and icy roads in the Northeast.
If "Sesame Street" can parody "The Hunger Games," they can most certainly parody J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings."In "Lord of the Crumbs," Cookie Monster is distraught when he loses his "preciousssssss," which isn't a ring here, but a recipe for chocolate-chip cookies.
After four continents, nine countries and six second-place finishes, Jason Case and Amy Diaz finally came in first when it counted the most on "The Amazing Race.
He's a music mogul, a father and one half of "a love story for the ages," but the truth is it's not easy being Kanye West — according to Kanye West. In fact, it's downright dangerous.In a recent interview with SaturdayNightOnline.
The scientists behind the Curiosity rover mission on Mars have fleshed out their findings about an ancient lake that they now say apparently had everything needed to sustain microbes that can live off minerals.
As Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces claim control of a major highway needed to remove toxic chemicals by the Dec. 31 deadline, the country is experiencing almost complete outages for both Internet and telephone service, tech tracking firms observed Monday. As of 9:30 a.m.
For months, the Obama administration has heralded the low premiums of medical insurance policies on sale in the insurance exchanges created by the new health law.
Sometimes, the word “organic” earns its health halo: A new study finds that organic cow’s milk really is healthier than conventional milk.
DETROIT — The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on the General Motors bailout, but it says the alternative would have been far worse. The Treasury Department sold its final shares of the Detroit auto giant Monday, recovering $39 billion of the $49.
Life just got tougher for New Yorkers now that cold-weather cockroaches have moved in — but compared to the far more damaging invasive species out there, these bugs aren't so bad.When you're talking about cockroaches, you're hitting many New Yorkers right where they live.
Just a week ago, skeptics were laughing at Shawn "Jay Z" Carter, wannabe sports agent.Not any more.The New York media and sports agent rivals this year derisively dubbed Jay Z the "Rookie" after he seduced Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano away from super-agent Scott Boras.
While Cuba remains off-limits to most U.S. travelers, the arrival of a ship full of American college students in Havana on Monday is being greeted as a milestone event in the half-century of contentious relations between the two countries.
Olympic gold medal skier Bode Miller and his ex-girlfriend came to a custody agreement in New York on Monday, in which they will both have time with their nine-month-old son.
Just days before the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the Senate extended a ban on undetectable firearms but declined to tighten any of the law's restrictions.