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Jobless claims fall to another 5 year low

The number of Americans filing initial claims for unemployment benefits is hovering at its lowest level in five years, after falling for a second week in a row.

Former troops say time has come for women in combat units

For women who have already seen combat, it is a decision that is well overdue. But for the skeptics, it is a setback that will damage the military.

Hate crimes alleged in holding of captives in Philly boiler room

Four adults imprisoned in a dark Philadelphia boiler room, beaten and underfed, were confined like zoo animals, federal prosecutors said Wednesday in announcing a 196-count indictment against their alleged captors.

Frigid cold sets sight on the South, may bring ice below Mason-Dixon line

The Deep South and winter don't play nice together. Throw frozen precipitation into the mix and you have a real mess.

Clinton says Benghazi attack part of broader North Africa challenge

Last September's terrorist attack in Libya that killed the U.S.

NJ voters overwhelmingly back Christie's rebuke to House Republicans

While House Republican leaders may not have enjoyed their verbal lashing from Gov.

Three wounded, two detained in Texas college shooting

Students ducked under desks and ran for cover during a shooting at a community college in Texas on Tuesday that left three people wounded.

Relatives shed light on New Mexico teen accused of killing family

A New Mexico teen accused of killing five relatives and wanting to gun down strangers at a Walmart isn't a monster, his family said. But no one can explain what exactly happened to 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego.

Only half of Verizon iPhone sales were iPhone 5

Verizon sold a record number of iPhones in the fourth quarter, but only about half of those were the newest iPhone 5 model.