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Rand Paul: Extending jobless benefits a 'disservice' to workers

 Kentucky Republican and potential 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday extending unemployment benefits past what the U.S. federal government has already paid would be a "disservice" to workers.

Rand Paul 'seriously considering' run for president

Tea party darling Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday he's seriously considering a run for president in 2016 -- but he also has serious concerns. "The thought has crossed my mind," Paul said on "Fox News Sunday."

Homeland Security chairman: Threat of terrorism spreading like 'wildfire' overseas

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said the threat of terrorism overseas is "getting worse, not better."

After Pearl Harbor: Rare photos from the American home front

 Japan's early morning assault on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, lasted less than two hours, but it took an incredible toll: four battleships sunk, 188 aircraft destroyed, 2,403 Americans killed.

Now who's having trouble with health care signup? Ask Congress

Congress itself is now having so much trouble signing up for the Obamacare exchanges that late Friday the top administrator in the House of Representatives laid out a backup plan in case lawmakers and staff can't get through the process by

U.S. successfully launches drone from submerged submarine

The evolution of drones continues. The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory on Thursday announced it successfully launched a drone from a submerged submarine.

Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of modern South Africa, dies

Nelson Mandela, the revered statesman who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, has died, South African President Jacob Zuma announced late Thursday. Mandela was 95.

Storm's 1-2-3 punch: Frigid, snowy and icy

Yes, it happens every year -- the snow and the cold. After all, it is winter, or least late, pre-winter. But how's this for a change in the weather?

Ohio state patrol: Ariel Castro committed suicide, with handwritten notes nearby

Corrections officers looking inside Ariel Castro's cell found him with a sheet tied around his neck, his knees bent, his shorts around his ankles, 27 minutes after their last look.

Man who killed his stepson for wetting pants sentenced

A man in New Mexico who pleaded guilty to killing his five-year old stepson after the boy wet his pants has learned his fate.