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Obama: ISIS threat against U.S., allies 'doesn't frighten us'

Obama: ISIS threat against U.S., allies 'doesn't frighten us'

With approval in hand to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight the ISIS terror group, President Barack Obama said Thursday the plan keeps with "the key principle" of U.S. strategy: No American combat troops on the ground.
It's official: Alibaba prices at $68

It's official: Alibaba prices at $68

Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, secured its place in history Thursday as the largest U.S.-listed initial public offering (IPO) of all time.
Retirement savings gap widens between rich and poor

Retirement savings gap widens between rich and poor

When it comes to retirement savings, the gap between the rich and poor is growing dramatically.
Fresh act: 87-year-old felon Edwin Edwards wants back in Congress

Fresh act: 87-year-old felon Edwin Edwards wants back in Congress

It's Sunday morning at the New Life Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but the man preaching to the choir is no minister. "My God is not finished with me yet," he tells the congregation.
8 people, including 6 children, killed in Florida murder-suicide

8 people, including 6 children, killed in Florida murder-suicide

A Florida man shot and killed his daughter and six grandchildren Thursday afternoon in the small north-central Florida town of Bell in what authorities called a murder-suicide.

First lady to campaign for Democrat in tight Iowa Senate race

- First lady Michelle Obama is heading to Iowa next month to campaign in one of the closest Senate races of the 2014 midterms.
Weather Talk: Heavy rains across Texas this week

Weather Talk: Heavy rains across Texas this week

Hurricane Odile slammed into the Baja California region on Monday. Heavy rainfall has impacted the Baja region earlier this week. Over the last few days, this system has drawn lots of moisture into the desert southwest and into Texas.
Search in progress for Texas deputy swept away by flooding

Search in progress for Texas deputy swept away by flooding

Rescue teams in Austin are searching for a Travis County Sheriff's deputy who was swept away during a flash flood early Thursday morning.
Australian PM: Public execution terror plot foiled

Australian PM: Public execution terror plot foiled

Two men were charged Thursday in connection with a terror plot that Australia's prime minister said involved plans to carry out a public execution.
President signs executive order to fight superbugs

President signs executive order to fight superbugs

The rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria could lead to a future full of untreatable infections, experts have warned us for years.
Rand Paul: Washington's 'barnacled enablers' push for constant war

Rand Paul: Washington's 'barnacled enablers' push for constant war

Hours before the Senate votes on whether to arm Syrian rebels to fight ISIS, a thinly veiled smackdown broke out on Thursday between Sens. Rand Paul and John McCain about the issue.

Thief on a stick

A Texas man is recovering after breaking into a home and being stabbed with a spear by the homeowner.

Canine cop comes home

All hope was nearly lost after two days of searching for a missing LaGrange, Georgia police dog, but officers decided to try one more time Wednesday afternoon to find the missing dog Chico.

Middle school hit list

Police in Kingsley, Michigan say a middle school student who brought a loaded gun to school earlier in the week also had a list of classmate names and grievances.

Cold case cracked

A former Ohio sheriff's deputy has been charged with aggravated murder in a case dating back 33 years. Investigators say Mitchell Ruble carried out the 1981 shooting of Washington County Lieutenant Ray Clark.