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Miss America crowns 1st winner of Indian descent

She's the second consecutive New York beauty queen to take the Miss America title, but she's the first Indian-American to wear the national crown -- er, tiara -- atop her perfectly coiffed head.

Russia slams U.S. on Syria chemical weapons deal as U.N. report due

The world is expected to learn details Monday of what happened the day as many as 1,400 people were allegedly gassed to death outside the Syrian capital of Damascus.

SENIOR NAVY OFFICIAL: At least 4 dead in Washington Navy Yard shooting, gunman on the loose

Shots were fired Monday morning inside the Washington Navy Yard, the U.S. Navy tweeted.

Reports: Shots fired at Washington D.C. Navy Yard

Shots were fired Monday morning inside the Washington Navy Yard, the U.S. Navy tweeted. According to NBC News, at least one person was shot. That person's condition is not known.

Summers withdraws name from Fed Reserve consideration

Lawrence Summers has withdrawn his name from consideration as chairman of the Federal Reserve, according to a statement released Sunday by the White House.

Man suing Hernandez says there's no reason to delay suit

The man suing ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez for shooting him in the face has responded to Hernandez's request for a delay in the lawsuit until his murder charges in Massachusetts are resolved.

Obama on Syria criticism: Washington grades on style, not substance

President Barack Obama has responded to critics who disagree with his handling of the situation in Syria, saying he's more concerned about the end goal - no chemical weapons in Syria - than about "style points."

Obama charges Republicans want to 'accelerate' income inequality

President Barack Obama positioned himself as a president fighting against income inequality, while accusing some Republicans of wanting to "accelerate" a trend that shows the wealthiest Americans reaping most of the benefits in the sl

Mom to be charged after 2 children found dead in Southern California hotel room

An apparently suicidal women who told Southern California police about a hotel where the bodies of two children were found was the mother, police said late Saturday night.

World's oldest man dies: Salustiano Sanchez was 112

For a man who lived for so long, it was a short reign.