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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.

Rolling Stone sales double with 'Boston Bomber' issue

Rolling Stone's controversial July issue, which featured alleged "Boston Bomber" Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover, generated big newstand sales despite being boycotted by some drugstore and supermarket chains.

Alex Rodriguez, one of baseball's greats, hobbled by doping accusations

Alex Rodriguez is the rare athlete who transcends the sport in which he is considered one of the greatest players of all time. It hasn't been easy.

Ohio kidnapper gets 1,000 years in prison

Judge Michael Russo has sentenced kidnapper Ariel Castro to hundreds of years in prison, mostly in eight- to 10-year consecutive blocks.