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Ft. Hood Attack Finally Called 'Terrorism'

Janet Napolitano becomes first official to publicly describe deadly shootings at Ft. Hood, Texas as terrorist act

Toyota Chief 'Deeply Sorry'

Akio Toyoda apologizes for accidents and recalls during statement on Capitol Hill, vows to correct problems

Dick Cheney released from hospital

WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Dick Cheney was released from a Washington hospital Wednesday morning, his office said.

New home sales hit record low in January

WASHINGTON - Sales of new homes plunged to a record low in January, underscoring the formidable challenges facing the housing industry as it tries to recover from the worst slump in decades.

Senate votes 70-28 to approve $15 billion jobs bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate today easily approved a $15 billion Democratic plan to try to spur job creation, as lawmakers hastened to demonstrate that they were taking steps to improve the nation’s employment picture.

Jobs Bill Clears Hurdle

Senate passes pared-down bill aimed at boosting jobs with tax breaks to businesses that hire unemployed

Teachers' Lap Dance Video Sparks Uproar at High School

Two teachers' performance of a dirty dance at a Canadian high school rally has led to their suspension without pay, The Globe and Mail reported.

Apologies — But No Sure Fix

Toyota execs face sharp questioning from federal lawmakers on recalls, but admit they lack all the answers

Abortion Snags Health Care

Pro-life groups say language in health care proposal does not explicitly ban use of federal funds for abortions

Real betting is on the way

People in the industry like to place little wagers on the weekend boxoffice. They’re probably nothing more than five bucks, or a coffee shop lunch if “x” beats “y” this weekend. That sort of thing.