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Privacy Board: NSA telephone records program illegal

The National Security Agency program that collects data on nearly every U.S. phone call isn't legal, a privacy review board said Thursday in a newly released report.

Bus riders subdue attacker, help avert collision; 24 injured

 A Greyhound passenger attacked the driver on a moving bus early Thursday in Arizona, police said, causing an accident that injured 24 people.

U.S. security contractor accused of 'dumping' background checks

U.S. prosecutors have filed charges against a security company, accusing it of faking completed background checks to bilk the government of millions of dollars.

Abortion: a polarizing, emotional debate 41 years after court ruling

The abortion issue is far from settled. It's just as contentious today as it has ever been in the United States.

Consumer Reports: Too many sodas contain potential carcinogen

A chemical found in many sodas may be dangerous to your health, Consumer Reports says. And no, it's not sugar (this time).

Army: Deaths of father, 2 daughters at Fort Hood a possible murder-suicide

The deaths of a father and his two daughters, whose bodies were discovered at Fort Hood, Texas, are being investigated as a possible murder-suicide, Army officials said Wednesday.

Police: Girl, 14, stabs sister 40 times because she felt unappreciated

An 11-year-old Illinois girl was stabbed 40 times by her 14-year-old sister, police say, and the reason why has many in the small Chicago-area community of Mundelein reeling in disbelief.

Bill Gates voted for pot legalization

Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates voted in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana in Washington state, he told BuzzFeed.

Shooting scare at Univ. of Oklahoma briefly shuts down campus

The University of Oklahoma in Norman briefly shut down Wednesday after a report of a possible shooting.

VIDEO: 8-year-old boy dies trying to save disabled grandpa from house fire

A woman in upstate New York will remember her eight-year-old son as a hero. The boy died trying to save his grandfather from a fire, early Monday morning.