College sees small, big benefits with loan promise

A deal for students: Make more than $37,000 a year after graduating or you might not have to pay your loans.


Retailers expected to meet holiday sales forecasts

Retailers should meet industry sales forecasts in a season marked by deep discounts and growing online rivals.


Several arrested for alleged threats against NYPD

Several have been arrested, including one who called the precinct of two officers who were slain last weekend.


On Christmas Day visit, Obama lauds end of mission

The President thanked American troops as the country prepares to end operations in Afghanistan.


NORAD Santa Tracker

There are plenty of high-tech ways to track Santa's flight around the world.


Some of your packages might not make it under the tree

UPS and FedEx limited deliveries after an increase in last-minute shopping and shipping.


Officer kills armed black man near Ferguson

A police officer shot a man after he pointed a loaded pistol at him in a St. Louis suburb near where Michael Brown was killed.

Former President George H.W. Bush acknowledges the crowd at his presidential library before his son former President George W. Bush discusses his new book "41: A Portrait of My Father"

Ex-President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush has been taken to a Houston hospital after experiencing shortness of breath.


Travel headaches for some on Christmas

Travelers setting out for the holidays could face trouble.


As troops head back to Iraq, private contractors follow

The U.S. government is preparing to boost the number of private contractors in Iraq.


More than 6 million signed up for Obamacare

About 6.4 million Americans have selected a plan through the website.


U.S. moves to drop ban on gay blood donations

The 31-year-old policy is no longer justified, health officials say.


Dow tops 18,000 as market reaches new highs

Stocks are pushing further into record territory.


U.S. economy accelerates in third quarter

The economy grew at its quickest pace in 11 years, the strongest sign yet that growth has shifted into higher gear.


Keurig recalls 7 million coffee makers

Keurig is recalling some single-serve coffee brewing machines because of reported burns.


U.S. support grows for boosting ties with Cuba

American support for lifting the trade embargo appears to be growing, new polling shows.


NY mayor calls for pause in protests

Protesters have been asked to wait until after the funerals of two NYPD officers fatally shot dead in an ambush.

This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Army refers Bergdahl case to commander, punishment possible

An investigation into Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's 2009 disappearance from his base in Afghanistan has been completed.


Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

A prosecutor says he won't file charges against a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man.


Cuba’s famed cigars get a foot in door of U.S. market

Cuban cigars are considered by many as the best in the world.

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