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Appeals court strikes down Michigan's affirmative action ban

A federal appeals court on Thursday narrowly struck down Michigan's 6-year-old ban on considering race and gender in college admissions, a ruling that the state intends to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Missiles fired at Tel Aviv for first time since Gulf War

Several media outlets are reporting missiles have been fired at the Tel Aviv area for the first since the Gulf War. Speculators fear this may lead to all out war.

Facebook jumps 12%

About 800 million Facebook shares were newly available to trade on Wednesday, a phenomenon that typically sends a company's stock lower. But Facebook bucked the trend with a 12% gain.

'Big-time dive' promised in Petraeus probe

FBI and CIA officials will travel Wednesday to Capitol Hill to brief the House Intelligence Committee's chairman and its top Democratic member on the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus and the investigation that led up to it, accord

800 million Facebook shares set to flood market

It's déjà vu all over again for Facebook. On Wednesday, the company faces yet another day when millions of shares could hit the market -- and this may the biggest potential stock dump by far.

Petraeus probe includes top general in Afghanistan

The scandal that took down former CIA Director David Petraeus has ensnared another powerful general.

Voice of Elmo on leave after accusation of relationship with teen boy

The puppeteer who provides the voice of Elmo is on a leave of absence from Sesame Street after denying he had an inappropriate relationship with a teenage boy.

'Black Friday' store hours

With the Thanksgiving holiday coming up next week, Black Friday is right around the corner and stores are opening earlier than ever this year.

Fewer veterans starting businesses

Fewer veterans are starting their own businesses, continuing a decline that began more than a decade ago.

Spokesman: House majority leader knew of Petraeus matter in October

House majority leader Eric Cantor talked to an FBI official in late October about former CIA Director David Petraeus' involvement in an affair, a spokesman for the congressman told CNN Sunday.