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  • Wal-Mart agrees to safety fixes at over 2,800 stores

    8/7/13 1:05 PM

    The agreement announced Wednesday covers 2,857 Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores in 28 states that follow federal OSHA standards.

  • Powerball jackpot grows to $400M

    8/4/13 8:44 AM

    There were no Powerball jackpot winners for Saturday's drawing. The next drawing will be Wednesday, and the revised estimated jackpot is $400 million.

  • Powerball jackpot reaches $300M

    8/3/13 12:37 PM

    This weekend's Powerball jackpot will be worth at least $300 million, with a cash option of $172 million, so the $2 tickets are likely to sell quickly.

  • Boston Globe sold by New York Times Co.

    8/3/13 11:17 AM

    The principal owner of the Boston Red Sox has entered into an agreement to buy The Boston Globe. The deal will give John Henry the newspaper, its websites and affiliated companies.

  • Southwest facing first lawsuit over nose gear collapse

    8/3/13 10:52 AM

    Southwest Airlines is facing its first lawsuit over a hard landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport last month that injured 16 people.

  • Ariel Castro victim returns to Cleveland neighborhood

    8/3/13 9:15 AM

    Michelle Knight visited the neighborhood Friday where she and two other women were held captive for a decade. Ariel Castro's house has been fenced off and under police guard since the women escaped months ago.

  • Restraining order filed against rocker Jack White

    8/2/13 9:28 AM

    The estranged wife of rocker Jack White has filed a restraining order against him after she said in their divorce filings he was threatening her and she fears for her safety and her children's.

  • Hudson River crash: Second body found

    7/28/13 6:13 PM

    A day after a bride-to-be was pulled dead from the Hudson River, the body of her fiance's best man was found a mile downstream Sunday. The groom-to-be is grieving for his intended and his best friend, while another friend is charged with manslaughter.

  • Poverty in America: 4 out of 5 adults struggle

    7/28/13 9:07 AM

    Four out of 5 U.S. adults struggle with joblessness, near-poverty or reliance on welfare for at least parts of their lives, a sign of deteriorating economic security and an elusive American dream.

  • Florida shooting: Neighbors describe different sides of gunman

    7/28/13 8:12 AM

    The conflicting portrayals of Pedro Vargas, 42, emerged as police tried to piece together why he set ablaze the apartment he lived in with his mother and then killed six people before police fatally shot him.

  • Florida apartment shooting: Gunman among 7 dead

    7/27/13 2:50 PM

    A gunman holding hostages inside a South Florida apartment complex killed six people before being shot to death by a SWAT team that stormed the building early Saturday following an hours-long standoff, police said.

  • Holmes' notebook may be in judge's hands

    7/26/13 2:55 PM

    Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes have given the judge a sealed envelope that might contain a notebook Holmes sent a psychiatrist.

  • Southwest jet's nose gear landed first: NTSB

    7/25/13 6:51 PM

    Federal investigators say it appears the nose gear of a Southwest Airlines jet that made a hard landing at New York's LaGuardia Airport hit the ground before the main landing gear.

  • George H.W. Bush shaves head for leukemia patient

    7/24/13 5:58 PM

    Former President George H.W. Bush has shaved his head to show solidarity for the sick child of a Secret Service agent.

  • Soda companies see decline in sales

    7/24/13 2:49 PM Comment

    Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo Inc. and Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc. all sold less soda in the second quarter in North America.

  • Eight immigrant youth activists detained upon re-entry to U.S.

    7/22/13 10:19 PM Comment

    U.S. authorities have detained eight activists who asked to be allowed to re-enter the United States from Mexico on humanitarian grounds in a protest against American immigration policies.

  • Despite outcry, stand-your-ground laws unlikely to be repealed

    7/21/13 2:49 PM Comment

    Despite an outcry from civil rights groups, a call for close examination by President Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder, and Sen. John McCain, stand-your-ground laws are unlikely to be repealed in the states that have passed them.

  • Justice for Trayvon rallies held in D.C., nationwide

    7/20/13 6:45 PM Comment

    One week after George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, rallies were held in D.C. and 100 cities nationwide to press for changes to "stand your ground" laws and for federal civil rights charges against Zimmerman.

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