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Intercepted al Qaeda message led to shuttering embassies, consulates

An intercepted message among senior al Qaeda operatives in the last several days raised alarm bells that led to the closing of embassies and consulates Sunday across the Middle East and North Africa, CNN has learned.

Female economists: Pick Janet, but leave gender out of it!

Janet Yellen is the best candidate to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve, and gender should have absolutely nothing to do with it. That's the overwhelming consensus from a CNNMoney survey of top female economists.

Study: Over a third of Americans confess to verbal or physical abuse of their computers

New research released by memory upgrade provider Crucial.com reveals interesting insight into how Americans are choosing to vent their frustrations when confronted with computer problems.

Obama administration overturns ban on some Apple products

A ban on the sale of some Apple products - including iPhones and iPads - will not go into effect after President Barack Obama's administration stepped in Saturday, a day before the prohibition was to go into effect.

Passenger sues airline over LaGuardia nose landing

A passenger who says she was injured after the nose gear of a Southwest Airlines jetliner collapsed during a landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport filed a lawsuit, according to her attorney.

Feds charge ex-FBI agent in alleged bribery scheme

A bribery scheme has led to the arrests of a former FBI special agent in New York and two Connecticut men, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan said.

U.S. issues global travel alert, to close embassies due to al Qaeda threat

A global travel alert issued Friday by the State Department said al Qaeda may launch attacks in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond in coming weeks, and the U.S.

FDA sets 'gluten-free' labeling standards

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration set a final standard on Friday to clearly define what the term "gluten-free" means on food labels.

Obamacare battle heads to states

If August 2013 is starting to shape up like August 2009 - that steamy month of angry town halls fueled by the then-burgeoning tea party movement - it's because the Affordable Care Act remains in the crosshairs for conservatives, whose commi

Ellen DeGeneres to host 2014 Oscars

Ellen DeGeneres was so nice as an Oscars host the first time, the Academy has asked her to do it twice.