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Carnival: We'll increase ships' ability to operate on backup power

Carnival Cruise Lines said Wednesday it will increase the number of systems and services that its ships can run on backup power -- part of a fleetwide review the company is conducting after a string of mechanical problems.

U.S. military considers its options in Syria

The Pentagon has consistently updated its options for using the U.S. military in Syria, as conditions on the ground have changed.

Ohio school shooter shows contempt, no remorse during sentencing

Prosecutor Jim Flaiz, upon learning Ohio school shooter T.J. Lane was going to make a statement in court Tuesday, told relatives of his victims to be prepared for something inflammatory.

On the first day of spring, winter weather overstays its welcome

Ah, the first day of spring. It conjures images of butterflies flapping through azure skies and bunnies hopping through meadows of fresh tender grass.

Obama and Biden to be out of country simultaneously

It's the ultimate 'who's minding the store' question: For the first time since taking office, both President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be out of the country at the same time (i

Immigration reform: Congressional negotiators close to deal

A day after the Republican National Committee released a post-election report calling for comprehensive immigration reform, House Speaker John Boehner told reporters that the bipartisan House group working on legi

White House warns Easter Egg Roll could be canceled due to sequester

Ticket holders for the upcoming White House Easter Egg Roll are being warned the annual event could be canceled if lawmakers can't agree on a measure funding the federal government.

Judge approves sales of Twinkies, Wonder Bread

A bankruptcy judge has given final approval for the sale of Twinkies, Wonder Bread and many of Hostess Brands' other assets, clearing the way for the iconic products to return to shelves.

White House warns Easter Egg Roll could be canceled

Ticket holders for the upcoming White House Easter Egg Roll are being warned the annual event could be canceled if lawmakers can't agree on a measure funding the federal government.

Obama heads to Israel with few expectations, many questions

The banners hanging on Israeli street corners boast of the "Unbreakable Alliance" with the United States, and the Stars and Stripes is flying side by side with the Star of David all across Jerusalem.