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Obama Steps in to HelpHomeowners — and Reid?

President in Vegas will unveil $1.5B in housing help, but is also out to help vulnerable senators protect their seats

School accused of spying: Webcams used for missing laptops

PHILADELPHIA – A suburban Philadelphia school district accused of spying on students at home via school-issued computers told parents it only activated the webcams to find missing laptops.

Toyota’s chief to testify to U.S. congress on recalls

Feb. 19 - Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda will testify at a U.S.

Law Enforcement: Radical Anti-tax Groups Growing Threat

Joseph Stack, the software engineer who crashed his plane into a Texas building, was part of a growing, violent anti-tax movement that has become increasingly alarming to law enforcement agencies.

Glass Worker Turns Hero After Plane Slams Into Building

A quick-thinking glass worker who happened to be driving by when a pilot with a grudge smashed his plane into a Texas building is being hailed as a hero after helping many people escape the inferno that followed the crash.

South Carolina lawmaker seeks to ban federal currency

South Carolina Rep. Mike Pitts has introduced legislation that would mandate that gold and silver coins replace federal currency as legal tender in his state.

'Idol' streak comes to an end

For the first time in six years, "American Idol" didn't win its time period. After 222 victorious episodes, Wednesday's "Idol" was beaten at 9 p.m. by NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics.

Obama-Dalai Lama meet shows U.S., China stay rivals

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama goes into today’s meeting with the Dalai Lama on notice that it will anger China’s leadership and add tension to an already strained relationship.

Tiger Woods to Discuss Past, Future Plans on Feb. 19

Tiger Woods will apologize for his behavior, and discuss his past and plans for the future, at a meeting in Florida on Feb. 19.