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Amid fundraising onslaught, Obama set to lambast Republicans over lawsuit

Days before Congress' summer break begins, President Barack Obama planned to use a morning speech here to lambast Republicans who are preparing to sue him rather than taking action on some of his agenda items.

Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep Soldiers safer by reducing their vis

Senate confirms Allyn as Army vice chief

Gen. Daniel B. Allyn has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the next vice chief of staff of the Army.

Senate confirms Robert McDonald as VA secretary

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed Robert McDonald, a former corporate CEO and an ex-Army officer, as the next Veterans Affairs secretary.

Mother, ACLU sue Border Patrol over son's 'brazen and lawless' shooting

U.S. Border Patrol agents who killed a Mexican teenager should be brought to justice, a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday argues, claiming the agents used excessive force when they opened fire.

Yet another child dies in a hot car; a foster father is arrested

The death of a 10-month-old girl left in a hot car in Wichita, Kansas -- the latest in a string of hot-car child deaths in the United States -- triggered the quick arrest of the girl's foster father and on Friday prompted state officials to

NCAA settlement reached over handling of head injuries

$75 million settlement reached between the NCAA and dozens of college athletes will change the way athletic teams handle players who suffer head injuries, the NCAA said Tuesday.

Delta Airline offering free in-flight entertainment soon

No need to nap the next time you fly Delta. The airline is offering free in-flight entertainment, beginning Friday.

A new study says dogs can feel jealousy

Dogs are known as our best friends and apparently, they don't want you to forget it!. A new study says canines can feel jealousy.

Smart people buy generic brands

It is a question all of us face in the medicine aisles of our supermarket or pharmacy: should we fork over more to buy a brand name product or should we get the generic instead?

Texas man allegedly sent 500 'white powder' letters

For nearly six years, hundreds of letters, most containing a suspicious white powder, were sent through the mail, addressed to President Barack Obama, members of Congress, hotels near the Super Bowl, schools, companies and others.

Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino to get counseling to settle fight charge

Former "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino will get anger management counseling to settle an assault charge connected to a tanning salon fight with a brother, his lawyer said.

Tip during CNN's 'The Hunt' led police to suspect killed in shootout

Investigators say they sifted through hundreds of tips in their search for Charles Mozdir, but a phone call they got during CNN's "The Hunt" with John Walsh helped them crack the case.

Medicare's outlook improves as health spending slows

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The long-term prognosis for Medicare has improved thanks to slower health spending, while the outlook for Social Security remains unchanged.

New Wonder Woman draws mixed reaction

DC Comics' Wonder Woman has gotten a makeover.