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Obama, Boehner negotiations at a stand still

Talks between House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama over the government shutdown and looming debt limit deadline have hit a brick wall.

VIDEO: Adrian Peterson's son dies after alleged severe beating by mother's boyfriend

According to CNN, Adrian Peterson's two-year-old son has died in a South Dakota hospital after he was allegedly beaten by Joseph (Joey) Patterson, 27.

US rabbis kidnapping divorce

A group of rabbis face kidnapping charges after allegedly arranging assaults of Orthodox Jewish husbands to persuade them to grant divorces to their wives, authorities said Thursday.

US chemical weapons

Syria has been given a year to eliminate its chemical weapons arsenal, or face the threat of a U.S. military strike.

Facebook kills search privacy settings

Still hiding in Facebook's shadows? Not for much longer. The company announced Thursday it is officially axing a privacy setting that allowed people to hide their profiles from other users in Facebook's search field.

Malala Amanpour interview

When Malala Yousafzai woke from the coma the Taliban put her in, she was aware of only a few things. "Yes, Malala, you were shot," she told herself.

Senate passes Cornyn Bill to reinstate death benefits for families of fallen troops, now awaits Obama's signature

Thursday, the Senate passed H.J.Res. 91, the Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) called up the bill in the Senate and succeeded in passing it.

Ohio Ariel Castro suicide

The two Ohio prison guards responsible for checking on imprisoned Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro "did not timely perform" required rounds, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said Thursday.

South Dakota blizzard kills, buries cows; shutdown leaves ranchers in the cold

Like in a scene from an apocalyptic parable, dark carcasses of cows and steers lie motionless in silent clusters across swaths of South Dakota.

Hannah Anderson interview

Two months after a nationwide manhunt helped authorities track down kidnapped California teen Hannah Anderson, she's revealing new details about her conversations with the man who allegedly held her hostage and killed her mother and brother