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US Airways crew members fall ill again, forcing second diversion in two weeks

For the second time in two weeks, a US Airways flight had to change course after crew members fell ill.

Macklemore apologizes for wig, beard and nose, but defends 'random' disguise

Macklemore, who won a Grammy for a song praised for its cultural sensitivity, insists he wasn't stereotyping Jews with a costume he wore to a Seattle event Friday.

Marine vet who took grenade blast for comrade to receive Medal of Honor

William "Kyle" Carpenter lost most of his jaw and an eye when he fell on a grenade to shield a fellow Marine from the blast.

5 key primaries to watch

It's one of the busiest days in this year's primary calendar. Six states from coast to coast hold primaries on Tuesday, and again anti-establishment candidates face long odds in high-profile Republican showdowns.

VP gets asked to Prom

A high school senior who had asked Joe Biden to her prom got quite the surprise last week when she received a corsage and a hand-written note from the vice president.

FDA: Jerky treats linked to at least 1,000 dog deaths

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is providing an update on its ongoing investigation into pet illnesses and deaths in animals that ate jerky pet treats.

NBA charges Donald Sterling, schedules June 3 vote

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has until May 27 to respond to the National Basketball Association, which on Monday "initiated a charge" seeking to terminate all ownership rights in the franchise, the NBA announced in a wri

Police commissioner in N.H. town resigns over Obama slur

A small-town police commissioner in New Hampshire, who originally said he wouldn't apologize for calling President Barack Obama the n-word, resigned on Monday.

The American capitalist saving children in Philippines, 'one at a time'

It was 2002 in the Philippines, and American business traveler John Drake was presented with a disgusting offer. He says a pimp offered him a four-year-old girl for sex "for about 25 bucks".

The city trying to eliminate the gender pay gap

There's been plenty of talk about the gender pay gap in recent days after speculation that recently fired New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson was let go after speaking up about possible pay disparity between her and the previous e