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Man points fake grenade launcher at cars; uncle convicted of terrorism hoax

A man who paraded his cloaked 16-year-old nephew around a busy Phoenix intersection with a fake rocket-propelled grenade launcher was found guilty Monday on endangerment and terrorism hoax charges.

Florida blocks cities, counties from voting on sick pay laws

A new Florida law prevents cities and counties from requiring businesses to pay employees for sick days.

GM recalling 194,000 SUVs; possible fire hazard

General Motors is recalling almost 194,000 SUVs in the United States because an electronic module could short circuit, causing a fire.

Obama to name D.C. lawyer to lead Guantanamo Bay closure

President Barack Obama will appoint Washington, D.C. lawyer Clifford Sloan to re-open the State Department's Office of Guantanamo Closure, according to a senior administration official.

Love or country? Immigration law means hard choices for gay couples

Melanie Servetas lived the American dream. She had a six-figure salary as an executive with Wells Fargo, a Jaguar and a three-bedroom house in sunny Southern California. But then, she fell in love.

Plane carrying George W. Bush diverted after smell of smoke

A plane carrying former President George W. Bush was diverted to Louisville on Saturday night after the pilot reported the smell of smoke.

Federal investigators called in as Colorado firefighters make progress

As hundreds of firefighters began to get the upper hand on a huge blaze near Colorado Springs, Colorado, investigators stepped up their probe into the cause of the most destructive wildfire in the state's history.

At long last, Microsoft Office comes to the iPhone

Over the past few years, Microsoft has been inching closer to making Office available on any device. By launching its Office Mobile for iPhone app on Friday, Microsoft is just about there. Well, kind of.

Immigration bill shaping up, but fate still uncertain

While the future of immigration reform is still in question, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a member of the bipartisan Gang of Eight, predicted the Senate will pass the bill with 70 votes or more.

Love or country? Immigration law means hard choices for gay couples

Melanie Servetas lived the American dream. She had a six-figure salary as an executive with Wells Fargo, a Jaguar and a three-bedroom house in sunny Southern California. But then, she fell in love.