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Taliban says it would again target Malala Yousafzai, who pushed girls' education

The Pakistani Taliban would again target 16-year-old Malala Yousafzai, an advocate of education for girls who survived an assassination attempt last year, a spokesman for the militant group told CNN on Monday.

Palaces, castles, chateaus: 12 regal stays

Throughout the world, but mainly in Europe and parts of Asia, numerous palaces, castles and chateaus have been carefully converted into deluxe lodgings -- rich in history and, understandably, often in cost.

Grandmother killed, 4-year-old injured during shooting at home in New Orleans East

A 4-year-old child is in the hospital and his 44-year-old grandmother was killed during a shooting this morning in New Orleans East.

House Speaker John Boehner demands cuts for debt limit increase

House Republicans won't support raising the federal government's borrowing limit without new spending cuts from the Obama administration, and the White House risks an unprecedented U.S.

Beta testers being selected for Google Glass

The competition is now closed for those of you looking to try a pair of Google glasses. The company says it received an overwhelming number of applicants to beta test the new technology.

New York police: Bikers stomped on SUV driver

About a half dozen bikers accused of beating an SUV driver last weekend used their helmets to attack him and kicked his head and body as he lay on the ground , New York police said.

Toyota Corolla struggles in new crash test

The redesigned Toyota Corolla struggled in a new crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the group said this week.

Tropical Storm Karen weaks into a tropical depression

Some relief for people living along the Northern Gulf Coast. Tropical Storm Karen has weakened to a tropical depression. Winds are now at 35 miles per hour and all tropical storm warnings have been dropped.

If he were owner, Obama would rethink Redskins name

One of the more controversial fights in Washington, D.C. isn't over the budget or Obamacare. It's about a football team's name. And now President Barack Obama is weighing in.

Lew: 'Congress is playing with fire' on debt ceiling

With 11 days left for Congress to vote to raise the nation's borrowing limit, and the government shut down, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew underscored the importance of raising the debt ceiling to avoid dire consequences domestically and aroun