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Source: CIA using Patriot Act to collect money transfer data

The CIA is collecting bulk records on international money transfers, using the same Patriot Act legal authority that has become the center of controversy in U.S.

Indy racing champ Dario Franchitti calls it quits, cites doctors' advice

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti announced his retirement Thursday, a month after a devastating crash in Houston, where he suffered head and spinal injuries.

Official: Some Philippine typhoon victims surviving on coconut juice

TACLOBAN, Philippines (CNN) -- More than a week after Typhoon Haiyan laid waste to much of the central Philippines, a health official said Friday that some victims are living off the land. "One of the impressions is that there was total absence of

Blind man and guide dog kicked off plane; passengers follow in support

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Usually airline passengers side with flight attendants when it comes to safety, but in the case of a US Airways flight Wednesday night, passengers rallied around a blind man and his guide dog and disembarked en masse.

Nationwide programs announced by US Labor Department

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a new online resource that provides guidance and information to states interested in developing or improving short-time compensation programs, also known as work-sharing.

Obama offers fix for canceled plans

Americans may be able to keep their individual insurance plans for one more year, under a fix offered by President Obama on Thursday to address a controversial provision of the Affordable Care Act. The deal is meant to mollify millions of people e

Navy's Mercy activated for Philippines

San Diego, CA (The San Diego Union-Tribune) -- The Navy is activating the San Diego-based hospital ship Mercy to be ready if called to the Philippines for humanitarian relief following Typhoon Haiyan. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Harry B.

Reusable grocery bags could be storing germs

Reusable bags are very popular and Earth friendly, but you could be carrying more in these bags than just groceries.

Study shows 32% of workers with college degrees never found job related to major

According to a new study from Carreerbuilder, nearly 47 percent of those with college degrees said their first job out of college was unrelated to their major.

2 college students placed on probation for remainder of educational career for using gun to scare suspected burglar

Two Gonzaga University students are on probation for the rest of their time at the Washington state school for using a gun to scare a man they say was trying to barge into their apartment, their lawyer said Tuesday.