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Washington landslide: Navy commander loved both land and sea, dad says

"Well, how do you remember any son?" John Regelbrugge II said in a telephone call from his home in northern California. "I mean, you know, he was just one hell of a man. He was a great boy, very active in sports.

Internal probe: Christie doesn't recall being informed of traffic jams

A top appointee of Chris Christie apparently told another official that he informed the New Jersey governor about the now-infamous traffic tie ups near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee last year as they were occurring, according to a re

Montana newlywed Jordan Linn Graham gets 30 years in husband's murder

Less than nine months after she shoved her husband off a steep cliff just days into their marriage, a federal judge sentenced Jordan Linn Graham to 30 years in prison Thursday.

Microsoft announces Office for iPad

After years of speculation, Microsoft Office is finally on the iPad.

CDC: 1 in 68 U.S. children has autism

One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago, according to a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Economy continues its sub par recovery

The economic recovery cooled in the final three months of 2013, just as the weather turned nasty. There's concern the chill will carry over into weaker growth in early 2014 as well.

In wake of LAX shooting, TSA recommends checkpoint changes

The Transportation Security Administration is recommending a beefed-up police presence at TSA checkpoints and ticket counters during busy times at airports, the agency said in a report released Wednesday.

Obama, Pope Francis meet for first time

President Barack Obama gave Pope Francis a bag of seeds as a gift, a fitting token as their first-ever meeting provided a fresh start of sorts between the administration and Catholic leadership after years of strained relations.

Alli weight-loss drug recalled for tampering

Alli, a popular over-the-counter weight loss drug, is being recalled in the United States and Puerto Rico because of possible tampering

Alli weight-loss drug recalled for tampering

Alli, a popular over-the-counter weight loss drug, is being recalled in the United States and Puerto Rico because of possible tampering

Dwarf planet discovered at solar system's edge

Astronomers discovered a dwarf planet that is even farther away than Pluto. It is named "2012 vp113." Scientists say the dwarf planet's orbit reaches into a new edge of the solar system.

Experts say find ways to calm finance nerves

Getting your finances in order is no easy task, but the experts say, a plan with goals and targets can help. A gallup survey shows that 80 percent of non-retirees with a plan say they feel more confident about achieving their goals.

At least 2 firefighters killed in Boston blaze

A nine-alarm fire broke out Wednesday at a brick brownstone in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, killing at least two firefighters and injuring more than a dozen people, officials said.

Charlotte mayor accused of bribery, extortion

FBI agents on Wednesday arrested the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, for allegedly taking tens of thousands of dollars worth of bribes "in exchange for the use of his official position," the U.S. attorney's office said.

Pearce, O'Rourke introduce bipartisan legislation to improve border patrolling accountability

Party lines were put aside Wednesday with a bi-partisan bill introduced in Congress that would enhance training for Customs and Border Protection officers and also increase transparency