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10 killed when truck crosses median, rams into students' bus in California

A FedEx truck crossed a median and slammed head-on into a bus carrying students in Northern California, killing 10 people, authorities said Friday. The collision Thursday evening killed both drivers, five students and three chaperones, said Lt.

Comcast grilled in Senate over merger plans

Comcast says its pending merger with Time Warner Cable will benefit consumers, but some senators aren't so sure. Executives from the two companies appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to make their case for the deal, but the

BofA to pay customers $727 million over credit card practices

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has ordered Bank of America to pay $727 million to customers who were duped by the bank's illegal credit card marketing and billing practices.

'My girlfriend is a tax break'

If you're in a relationship with someone who is dependent on you financially, you might be able to claim them as a tax break.

GM puts 2 engineers on paid leave over ignition recall

General Motors has placed two engineers on paid leave as part of the investigation into the massive recall that has been linked to at least 13 fatalities. GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra confirmed Thursday that the engineers were placed on l

Ukrainian leader to protesters: Surrender and you won't be prosecuted

Pro-Russian protesters who disarm and leave occupied buildings will not be prosecuted, Ukraine's acting President Oleksandr Turchynov said Thursday. "In the case when people put down their weapons and free administrative buildings, we don't need t

Tears, angry accusations mark hearing on delayed VA care, deaths

A bi-partisan group of lawmakers lashed out at officials from the Veterans Affairs Department on Wednesday, accusing the agency of allowing veterans to die from delayed or absent medical care at its facilities and stonewalling a follow-up congressio

Obama says Fort Hood shooting 'tears at wounds'

KILLEEN, Texas (CNN) -- President Barack Obama said Wednesday that "love tested by tragedy brings us together again" at Fort Hood after last week's shootings that left four soldiers dead, including the alleged attacker.

Kidnapped North Carolina man rescued by FBI in Atlanta

A man kidnapped from his home in Wake Forest, North Carolina, five days ago has been rescued by the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team in Atlanta, the FBI said Thursday.

Stomach illness that hit 83 people on cruise ship may be linked to norovirus

A new outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness aboard a cruise ship may have been caused by the norovirus, the ship's operator said Wednesday. At least 66 passengers and 17 crew members came down with a quickly spreading digestive bug aboard the Cro