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(Undated) -- Two of the world's biggest oilfield supply and services firms are now one. Industry giant Halliburton announced today it's buying rival Baker Hughes for more than 34 and-a-half billion dollars. Announcement of the deal boosted both companies' stock in pre-market...
(Ferguson, MO) -- The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is awaiting an important grand jury decision that could come down at any time. Sunday marked the 100th straight day that demonstrators took to the streets demanding that officer Darren Wilson face criminal charges for the...
(Philadelphia, PA) -- Pope Francis is coming to the U.S. The Vatican is confirming that the Pope will visit the U.S. in September for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. The Catholic News Agency tweeted the confirmation of the Pope's visit early this morning. The...
(Undated) -- Federal drug agents are taking a hard look at the NFL. CBSSports.com reports the Drug Enforcement Administration is conducting surprise investigations of several teams. Officials were at the 49ers, Buccaneers and other games on Sunday and conducted searches and...
(San Pedro, CA) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating, after more than 170 people became sick on board a Southern California-based cruise ship. Passenger Yvonne Lubos says the crew did a great job of handling the situation. A spokeswoman for Carnival...
(Undated) -- Thousands of Walmart stores could see an extra supply of chaos on Black Friday. Labor groups and employees are planning strikes and demonstrations at about 16-hundred stores to protest the retailer's wages. Protesters want Walmart to pay its workers at least 15-...
(Undated) -- At least six people are dead as a blast of frigid weather traps many parts of the country in its icy clutches. Those deaths are being attributed to a series of weather-related accidents from Texas to Ohio on Sunday. The cold isn't ready to let up yet. Another blast...
(Washington, DC) -- The Department of Health and Human Services expects the second year of enrollment at HealthCare.Gov. to go much smoother. On NBC's "Meet the Press," Health Secretary Sylvia Burwell said half-a-million people were able to log onto the site with only a few...
(Omaha, NE) -- The Ebola-infected surgeon being treated in a Nebraska hospital is fighting for his life this morning. Officials with the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha say Dr. Martin Salia is in extremely critical condition this morning. He's an American citizen...