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Civil rights activist Evelyn Lowery dies after stroke

Civil rights activist Evelyn Gibson Lowery, who with her husband the Rev. Joseph Lowery participated in the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march in Alabama, died Thursday morning at her Atlanta home, a family spokeswoman said.

Ted Cruz does not, will not like Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz would not fund Obamacare. He will not fund it, Sam-I-am.

Burger King snipes at McDonald's with lower-fat fries

Burger King has launched the latest salvo in its French fries war with McDonald's: a new fry that it's billing as a lower-calorie alternative to its fattier rival.

As sequel is published, 'The Shining' continues to grip audiences

The 1980 cult-classic film "The Shining" could very well get a sequel now that Stephen King has published his long-awaited followup to the 1977 novel.

Group claims to have hacked iPhone 5S

A group of hackers in Germany says it has found a way to bypass the fingerprint-sensor security system on the new iPhone 5S.

Official: Navy did not know that 2004 Alexis arrest involved gun

The Navy was unaware until after the killings at the Washington Navy Yard that gunman Aaron Alexis had been arrested in 2004 for shooting out the tires on a vehicle and claiming he had blacked out in anger, a senior Navy official told reporters

'Made in America' revival gathers pace

The 'Made in America' revival is gaining momentum with a majority of manufacturing executives now ready to consider pulling some production back from China.

Ex-FBI veteran agrees to plea deal in al Qaeda leaks case

Former FBI agent Donald Sachtleben has agreed to a deal in which he'll plead guilty to leaking details of a 2012 disrupted al Qaeda bombing plot.

What do shutdown and debt limit have to do with Obamacare?

With a series of potential disasters hovering over the nation like a demon storm, the most prominent words of a Washington-based word cloud would be: government shutdown, continuing resolution, debt limit and Obamacare.

Alabama sororities extend bids to black students

Two African-American women who accepted offers last week to pledge Greek organizations at the University of Alabama were still receiving congratulations Monday, three days after the university announced that historically white sororities on cam