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Jobless claims point to slow hiring

Claims for unemployment benefits fell slightly last week, but overall, they point to the same slow hiring in the U.S. economy that's persisted for nearly two years.

Obama to release document on targeted killings to Congress

The Senate Intelligence Committee will receive a classified document Thursday that seeks to justify the administration's policy of targeting Americans overseas via drone attacks, chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said.

Five accused of importing counterfeit, hazardous toys

Five people and five New York-based companies are accused of importing hazardous and counterfeit toys from China to sell in the United States.

No more bombs found in Alabama bunker

No more bombs were found near Jimmy Lee Dykes' infamous Alabama bunker. Bomb technicians left. And Thursday forensic experts will conduct an autopsy on Dykes, to officially document what killed him.

Why Facebook may want to track your location

Facebook may be working on an app that will let your friends, or even complete strangers, know where you are at all times.

Postal Service to end Saturday mail service Aug. 1

The U.S. Postal Service plans to stop delivering letters and other first-class mail on Saturdays beginning Aug. 1, although packages will continue to be delivered.

Boy Scout leaders to vote on ending ban against gay membership

The polarizing debate over whether Boy Scouts of America should allow gay members could culminate with a vote on a new policy Wednesday.

911 call: 'He was talking kinda babble,' says relative of shooting suspect

The 911 caller, her voice quavering, says she's terrified because of what her brother had just told her. "He says that he killed two guys. They went out to a shooting range. Like, he's all crazy ..."

Above ground and safe, Ethan turns 6

As far as birthday milestones go, 6 isn't an age that gets the kind of enthusiastic treatment that parents reserve for when a child turns 1 or comes of age at 12.

January's FBI gun background checks are second-highest ever

As President Obama continues to push for new gun control measures, new FBI data shows that January was the second-highest month on record for gun background checks.