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Obama reflects on absent father in weekly address

Commemorating Father's Day weekend, President Barack Obama said he wished his own father had been more involved in his life and encouraged other dads to lead by example.

Facebook, Microsoft disclose information on user data requests

Facebook and Microsoft disclosed that they received thousands of requests for user data from government agencies in the United States in the last half of 2012.

Alabama firm recalls beef jerky products due to misbranding and undeclared allergen

Hickory Hollow Jerky, LLC, a Eufaula, Ala. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,800 pounds of flavored beef jerky products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen.

Zimmerman jurors to be sequestered

Jurors in the trial of George Zimmerman will be sequestered, Judge Debra Nelson announced Thursday.

On Syria, Bill Clinton says Obama decision 'trending in right direction'

After expressing disagreement with President Barack Obama's reticence toward further U.S.

Colorado blaze leaves 2 dead as firefighters battle on

The forecast Friday provides little hope for firefighters trying to make headway against a raging wildfire northeast of Colorado Springs.

4-year-old boy dies as storms pummel mid-Atlantic and South

Powerful storms roared through the Mid-Atlantic states and portions of the Deep South, claiming the life of a child and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of households.

Spielberg foresees 'implosion' of film industry

Many movie fans consider director Steven Spielberg a visionary - but his most recent vision is one of doom for the movie industry.

The pope said what? Six stunners from Francis

Pope Francis has encouraged his flock of 1 billion Catholics not to be "starched Christians" who chat about theology over tea. He's been taking his own advice.

Zimmerman jurors to be sequestered

Jurors in the murder trial of George Zimmerman will be sequestered, Judge Debra Nelson said Thursday. Attorneys have estimated that the trial will likely last between two to four weeks, Nelson said.