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Acknowledging global unrest, Obama forges ahead with fundraising swing

As President Barack Obama helped Democrats bank millions in campaign cash on Tuesday, he acknowledged his administration is confronting "some big overseas challenges" in the Middle East, Ukraine and elsewhere.

GM recalls 718,000 more vehicles

In a year clogged with a record number of recalls, General Motors had gone three weeks without any new ones.

Burning cross found in front yard of Tennessee church

Someone burned a cross in the front yard of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Clarksville, but the congregation isn't dwelling on what happened.

Research: Spanking, other corporal punishment traumatizes kids' brains

How to discipline the next generation is a hotly debated topic. In 2012, a national survey showed more than half of women and three-quarters of men in the United States believe a child sometimes needs a "good hard spanking."

47 dead, 11 injured in Taiwan plane crash

Forty-seven people were killed and 11 were injured in Wednesday's plane crash on one of Taiwan's Penghu Islands, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported. CNA cited Taiwanese Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih.

Avoid the rush! Some ERs are taking appointments

Michael Granillo went to Northridge Hospital Medical Center in California because of intense back pain three times in one week.

Casey Kasem's remains flown to Canada, funeral director says

Casey Kasem's body was flown to Canada a month after he died, a funeral home director told CNN Tuesday.

U.S., European airlines halt flights to Israel

Passengers boarding an El Al flight at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport were settling into their seats, when a civil defense siren howled. The passengers all piled out and into a shelter.

Chrysler recalls 792,000 Jeeps

Chrysler recalled about 792,000 older SUVs Tuesday for ignition switch problems. The flaw affects Jeep Commanders from model years 2006-2007 and Jeep Grand Cherokees from 2005-2007.

Appeals court strikes down key part of Obamacare program

The battle over Obamacare took a dramatic turn Tuesday with a federal appeals court rejecting subsidies paid by the government to millions of new enrollees.