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U.S. security contractor accused of 'dumping' background checks

U.S. prosecutors have filed charges against a security company, accusing it of faking completed background checks to bilk the government of millions of dollars.

Taking the GOP's temperature on Christie

Members of the Republican National Committee have a busy agenda this week as they gather in Washington to plot midterm election strategy and vote on a series of changes to the presidential nominating process in 2016.

Consumer Reports: Too many sodas contain potential carcinogen

A chemical found in many sodas may be dangerous to your health, Consumer Reports says. And no, it's not sugar (this time).

Privacy Board: NSA telephone records program illegal

The National Security Agency program that collects data on nearly every U.S. phone call isn't legal, a privacy review board said Thursday in a newly released report.

Justin Bieber arrested on drunken driving, resisting arrest charges

Justin Bieber was charged with drunken driving, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license after police saw the pop star street racing Thursday morning, Miami Beach police said.

Normal campus operations resume at OU after no active shooter evidence is revealed, just reports

According to the University of Oklahoma, a shooting has reportedly taken place on their campus.

VIDEO: 8-year-old boy dies trying to save disabled grandpa from house fire

A woman in upstate New York will remember her eight-year-old son as a hero. The boy died trying to save his grandfather from a fire, early Monday morning.

New trial sought for George Stinney, executed at 14

Almost 70 years ago, South Carolina electrocuted 14-year-old George Stinney, the youngest person to be executed by an American state since the 1800s.

Hillary Clinton set for California swing in April

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will make a multi-day swing through California in April, speaking at events in San Francisco, San Jose and San Diego that are sure to spark more talk about whether the former first lady will run for pre

Sochi threat e-mail sent to several nations; IOC calls it not credible

Olympic officials in a number of countries have received an e-mail warning of a terrorist threat to Sochi visitors, the International Olympic Committee said Wednesday, but it is not viewed as credible.