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At least 94 dead in migrant shipwreck off Italy
A ship carrying African migrants to Europe caught fire and capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, killing at least 94 people as it spilled hundreds of passengers into the sea, officials said.
Sen. Wendy Davis to make candidacy announcement
State Sen. Wendy Davis is getting ready to announce her political plans.
Gov't shutdown: No progress on ending stalemate
The political stare-down on Capitol Hill shows no signs of easing, leaving federal government functions — from informational websites, to national parks, to processing veterans' claims — in limbo from coast to coast. Lawmakers in both parties ominously suggested the partial shutdown might last for weeks.
Fla. airport closed when destructive device found
The Jacksonville International Airport was shut down for several hours after authorities found two suspicious packages — one they said was destructive — that led to an evacuation.
Chemical weapons inspectors cross into Syria
An advance group of international inspectors arrived in Syria on Tuesday to begin the ambitious task of overseeing the destruction of President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons program.
Government shutdown begins over health care feud
Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law forced about 800,000 federal workers off the job, suspending all but essential services.
NY snake salesman to open store, replacing garage
A Long Island animal control officer found with more than 850 snakes in his garage is moving them to a storage facility until he can open his own store.
Iranian, US interests collide across Mideast
The groundbreaking dialogue between Iran and the U.S. has raised speculation of further advances to ease their 34-year diplomatic estrangement.
Justice Dept to sue North Carolina over voter law
The Justice Department will sue the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules, the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme Court decision that struck down the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act and freed southern states from strict federal oversight of their elections.
Federal trial over Gulf oil spill to resume
The trial resumes Monday for the federal litigation spawned by BP's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, with a focus on the company's response to the deadly disaster.
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