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(Undated) -- President Obama is cutting a trip to India short and is heading to Saudi Arabia. The White House said Saturday the President will visit the new Saudi King Salman after the death of King Abdullah. Salman pledged Friday to maintain the kingdom's policies and kept most...
(Undated) -- U.S. intelligence experts are working to verify reports that ISIS executed one of the two Japanese hostages it was holding. A senior National Security Council official said the U.S. strongly condemns the action. The Japanese government issued a statement Sunday...
(Des Moines, IA) -- Several potential presidential candidates are in Iowa to prepare for the campaign trail. As many as eight possible GOP candidates are taking part in the Iowa Freedom Summit today. Key names include New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Governor Scott Walker of...
(Twentynine Palms, CA) -- Two U.S. Marines are dead after a helicopter crash in Southern California. The names of those Marines have not yet been released pending notification of their family members. Military officials say the chopper went down during a training exercise Friday...
(Undated) -- A winter storm is causing hazardous travel conditions while bringing snow to many parts of the U.S. The National Weather Service is predicting up to eight inches of snow in some areas of the northeast with the biggest snowfall amounts in central Massachusetts...
(Undated) -- The nation's leading pediatricians group is urging vaccinations for children as a measles outbreak grows. The American Academy of Pediatrics says all children should get the vaccine against the contagious virus, although there are concerns anti-vaccine activists...
(Undated) -- Liberian health officials say their country is close to eradicating the deadly Ebola virus. Liberia's assistant health minister said Saturday there are only five confirmed cases left there. The worst outbreak of the virus in history is blamed for causing almost nine...
(Chicago, IL) -- Multiple reports say Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks has passed away. Nicknamed "Mr. Cub," Banks spent all 19 of his major league seasons in Chicago. A 14-time All-Star, Banks batted .274 with 512 homers and 1,636 RBI in 2,528 career games. The two-time National...
(Washington, DC) -- The issue of lethal injections will be taken up by the Supreme Court. The justices agreed today to open up the discussion for the first time since 2008. They will decide whether the use of lethal injections for executions violates the Constitution's ban on...