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Official: Walmart Foundation head to be tapped as next budget director

Sylvia Mathews Burwell will be nominated Monday by President Barack Obama to be the director of the Office of Management and Budget, a senior Obama administration official said.

Queen Elizabeth II released from hospital

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II was discharged Monday from a London hospital, where she was treated for symptoms of gastroenteritis.

Live long and prosper: Vulcan wins vote to name Pluto moon

Score one for Trekkers everywhere. When two new moons were found near the dwarf planet Pluto, the SETI Institute asked the Internet to put it to a vote: What should they be named?

Company removes 'rape' shirt listed on Amazon. Shirt reads: "Keep calm and rape on"

Twitter users erupted in anger Saturday after discovering shirts listed on Amazon with a slogan that appeared to promote rape and violence against women.

Busted by butt dial

An Oregon man was arrested on felony drug charges after inadvertently dialing 911 just before a drug deal on Monday.

Spending cuts, weak Europe data weigh on Wall Street

U.S. stocks started March in the red, as market uncertainty overseas, a weak report on personal income, and concerns about events -- or lack thereof -- in Washington made for a cautious mood on Wall Street.

McIlroy withdrawls from Honda Classic

In a season of lows, golf's No.1 Rory McIlroy hit a new low as he simply walked off the course following a disastrous start to the second round of his defense of the Honda Classic title in Florida.

FOX Announces Season Finale and Summer Premiere Dates

FOX is announcing season finale dates and premiere dates for its summer programs.

Jobless claims fall sharply

First-time claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, according to a government report that showed an unexpected improvement in the labor market.

You make $70k but cost your boss $88k

How much does an employee really cost?