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Fort Bliss soldier 'shocked' after Army gives him and dozens of others notice to leave service

They may have survived combat abroad but thousands of soldiers are caught in the crossfire of a budget battle at home.

Texas may refuse to follow climate rules

Texas’ top environmental regulator suggested Thursday that the state may ignore a proposed directive from the Obama administration in June to reduce carbon emissions from power plants.

Town in shock after 9-year-old boy is stabbed to death on playground

A family is grieving and a Michigan community is in shock after a 9-year-old boy was stabbed to death at a playground in his neighborhood this week.

Did racial bias lead NYC judge to convict man of murder? Ruling postponed

(CNN) -- A New York judge on Thursday postponed a ruling on whether a former judge's self-professed racial bias led him to wrongly convict a man of murder nearly 15 years ago.o

Obama authorizes 'targeted airstrikes' in Iraq

U.S. President Barack Obama said Thursday he'd authorized targeted airstrikes in Iraq to protect American personnel.

Got medical debt? Your FICO credit score may go up

If you have loads of medical debt in collections, you could see your credit score go up soon.

Vibrio vulnificus: What is the summertime bacteria?

You've likely heard of a "flesh-eating bacteria" hitting Florida and other states this summer. While the bacteria are real, public health officials say the "flesh-eating" part is not.

Report: 'Big Bang Theory' stars sign deal

"Big Bang Theory" fans can breathe a sigh of relief.

Open carry kid's book a sensation

A children's book about gun rights has benefited from an unexpected boost in sales after it became the subject of a mocking segment on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week.

Tourist reportedly crashes drone into Yellowstone National Park's largest hot spring

Authorities at Yellowstone National Park are investigating reports that a tourist crashed a drone into the Grand Prismatic Spring, the park's largest hot spring, on Saturday.

Charters push back against measure on school closures

In 2013, when Texas passed its first overhaul of charter school policy since 1995 — the year the publicly funded but privately operated schools were first established in the state — lawmakers included a provision intended to speed t

Texas' Gulf Coast, still battered from Ike, not ready for next storm

Nearly six years after Hurricane Ike, one of the nation’s deadliest hurricanes, struck this city, boarded-up and dilapidated houses and empty lots still punctuate the streets.

Teacher shows up drunk, without pants at first day of school

A new school teacher is missing her first week on the job after police say she showed up drunk to school. Lorie Hill was arrested Monday, the first day back at school for teachers at Wagoner High School in Oklahoma.

New poll: Many Americans pessimistic about economy

A new poll suggests many Americans have a grim outlook on the economy, despite a recent string of positive economic news. 71-percent of those surveyed in the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll say the U.S.

President Obama to sign VA reform bill today, Thursday

The issue of health care for millions of veterans comes back to the forefront today (Thursday) in Washington DC.  President Obama is expected to sign the bill that would completely re-vamp the VA.