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Couple provide $10 million to keep Head Start programs open

Early childhood programs for low-income families in six states, forced to close because of the government shutdown, will reopen with the help of $10 million in emergency funding from billionaire Houston couple Laura and John Arnold, the Nationa

Syria civil war

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said in a letter to the U.N. Security Council that the international mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons is unprecedented and that the team faces many grave dangers.

NASCAR driver inspires others to 'never give up'

Standing on top of the No. 55 Aarons Dream Machine in victory lane, his fists pumping and the confetti flying, Brian Vickers wasn't just celebrating a victory. He wasn't just celebrating breaking a long losing streak.

FSU QB named Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week

Florida State's Jameis Winston has been named the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week after leading the Seminoles to a convincing 63-0 victory over Atlantic Coast Conference rival Maryland.

Amber Alert website back online, did government violate own rules removing it in the first place

The website for national Amber Alerts which was previously inoperable due to the United States government shutdown is now back online. The government pulled an employee off of furlough to re-launch the site.

U.S. target in Somalia: An inside story on an Al-Shabaab commander

Kenyan intelligence knows him simply as Ikrimah. But his full name is Mohamed Abdikadir Mohamed, and he is regarded as one of the most dangerous commanders in the Somali terror group Al-Shabaab.

Saudi preacher sentenced to 8 years, 600 lashes for killing 5-year-old daughter

A self-styled Islamist preacher accused of beating and torturing his 5-year-old daughter to death was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison and 600 lashes, and was ordered to pay "blood money" to the girl's mother, according t

New $100 bill to debut Tuesday

The new $100 bill will make its debut Tuesday, several years later than originally planned.

Ovadia Yosef, influential Israeli spiritual leader, dies at 93

Hundreds of Israelis on Monday bid an emotional farewell to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, 93, the former Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel.