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Sanctions hit Russian oil and banks

Europe and the U.S. are trying to hit Russia's economy by restricting its access to Western finance, oil exploration technology and services, and arms.

Big solar storm heading toward Earth

This is not your usual weather forecast. Big storms are brewing. Your umbrella won't help, but you might want to keep a flashlight handy.

Dad accused of slaying kids had history with social services in South Carolina

South Carolina social workers were familiar with Timothy Jones Jr. long before police accused him of killing his five children and dumping them off a dirt road in Alabama, according to documents from the state Department of Social Services.

RadioShack seeks a lifeline

RadioShack is looking for a new financial lifeline.

Target aims to get its groove back

Target used to be cool, but it's not anymore. Sales have declined for the past year, but the retailer's new CEO Brian Cornell has a plan to turn things around after just 30 days in the corner office.

Facebook testing disappearing posts

If you want to use Facebook a little more like Snapchat, you might soon get your chance.

9/11 responders with rare cancer denied insurance coverage

John Meyers remembers standing at ground zero, feeling like a small speck amid mountains of debris.

Richard Kiel, actor who played Bond villain 'Jaws,' dies at 74

Richard Kiel, the actor best known for playing the James Bond villain "Jaws," died Wednesday at a Fresno, California hospital, St. Agnes Medical Center spokeswoman Kelley Sanchez said.

Faces of 9/11: Where are they now?

A voice on the phone. A cry in the dark. A flag raised amid death and devastation. These are the stories forever linked with the September 11, 2001, terror attacks in New York, Washington and western Pennsylvania.

NFL looking into report that league exec saw Ray Rice video in April

The NFL on Wednesday said it is looking into an Associated Press report that a league executive received in April a copy of the video in which Ray Rice punched his now-wife in the face.