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Toyota recalls 2.1 million vehicles

Toyota is recalling 2.1 million of its Prius, RAV4, Tacoma and Lexus vehicles globally because of a software problem that could cause cars to stop suddenly.

Rand Paul announces suit against Obama administration over NSA

Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday he's suing President Barack Obama and top national security officials over the government's sweeping electronic surveillance program made public by intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.

Hillary Clinton as a kindergarten teacher?

Hillary Clinton, a woman who's held two of the highest offices in U.S. government, may have originally wanted to become a kindergarten teacher after her eight years as first lady.

Air New Zealand's new swimsuit safety video: Fun or offensive?

Air New Zealand's latest in-flight safety video, released Tuesday, is already another viral hit but is encountering some turbulence over its use of several bikini-clad Sports Illustrated models. View the video here

Floods hit homes in England as wild weather batters Europe

Like a modern-day King Canute, Sam Notaro is determined not to let rising waters flood his home. He lives in Moorland village in Somerset, southwest England, which has been hit hard by weeks of flooding.

Chick-fil-A to serve antibiotic-free chicken

A popular American fast food restaurant wants you to "Eat mor chikin" without antibiotics. Chick-fil-A Inc. announced plans Tuesday to use chicken raised without antibiotics in all of its restaurants within five years.

Returning American soldier sees son for first time

Spc. Daniel Barbeau, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, sheds a few tears as he holds his son, Fitz, for the first time Feb. 11.

For the family of a mysterious castaway, the hard wait is nearly over

She talks to the pictures as if they could make her voice travel thousands of miles and reach her son's ears.

Stocks up on Yellen remarks

Stocks ticked up Tuesday as new Fed chair Janet Yellen stressed that monetary policy is unlikely to change much under her leadership. The Dow, S&P 500, and Nasdaq were all higher in early trading.

Defendant to testify in Florida loud-music murder trial

A Florida man accused of killing a teen following an argument over loud music has decided to testify in his murder trial.