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GOP platform committee approves tough anti-abortion stance

Republicans drafting their party's official policy platform on Tuesday ratified a call for a Constitutional ban on abortion that makes no exceptions for rape or incest.

Comedian Phyllis Diller dies 'with a smile on her face'

Comedian Phyllis Diller, known for her self-deprecating humor, died "peacefully in her sleep" at her Los Angeles home Monday morning, her manager told CNN. Diller was 95.

Judge throws out Lance Armstrong's lawsuit aimed at halting doping probe

A federal judge on Monday dismissed the latest lawsuit filed by champion cyclist Lance Armstrong aimed at halting the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's case against him.

Augusta National Golf Club admits first female members

Augusta National Golf Club opened its exclusive membership to women Monday for the first time in its 80-year history.

GM recalls SUVs for fire hazard

General Motors is recalling nearly 250,000 sport utility vehicles because of an electrical problem that can cause fires.

Running mate Ryan makes push for Virginia votes

In a further sign of Republicans' efforts to take back Virginia in November, Rep. Paul Ryan has spent more days in the commonwealth than any other battleground state since he became Mitt Romney's running mate.

Shooting wounds guard at Family Research Council

A shooting in the lobby of the conservative Family Research Council in Washington wounded a security guard Wednesday, investigators said.

Bumbo Baby Seats recalled by manufacturer

Four million Bumbo Baby Seats are being recalled due to the risk of babies falling out of them, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday.

Evangelist Billy Graham leaves hospital, returns home

Evangelist Billy Graham was released from the hospital Tuesday after a two-day stay and returned to his North Carolina home, Mission Hospital said.

Report: Next iPhone goes on sale September 21

More details about the presumably imminent release of the next iPhone have emerging, if the typically anonymous spate of Internet sources are to be believed.