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Severe weather threatens to pummel Midwest, Plains

Baseball-sized hail, wind gusts and tornadoes are threatening to pummel parts of the central Plains and Midwest on Sunday and Monday.

Beckham plays final home match to tears and cheers

With tears streaming down his face, David Beckham said farewell in his final home game as a professional footballer Saturday.

9 still hospitalized after Connecticut train collision

Nine people remained in the hospital -- one in critical condition -- two days after a commuter train derailed and struck another train on one of the busiest tracks in the country, officials said Sunday.

Obama to give much-anticipated speech on terrorism, drones

President Barack Obama will deliver long-promised remarks Thursday explaining the legal framework behind the decisions he makes to use drones against terrorist threats and further detail the administration's counterterrorism policy, accordi

IG letter to Geithner: Targeting not among top concerns

Treasury officials were made aware in June 2012 that the IRS inspector general was reviewing the office that handles tax-exempt applications, but a letter from October shows that the inspector general did not highlight the audit as a top concer

Winner in this weekend's powerball jackpot

There's a winner in this weekend's record breaking powerball jackpot. The winning ticket for Saturday nights' drawing was sold at Publix Grocery Store in Zypherhills, Florida.

Bernanke's advice for college grads

Don't try parsing these words for hints about monetary policy. College graduates got some sage advice from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at their commencement ceremony Saturday.

Rand Paul claims revealing memo exists in IRS scandal

While the Internal Revenue Service maintains it was not focusing on conservative groups out of political bias, Sen.

Car plows into parade crowd, trapping some underneath

A 1997 Cadillac plowed into a parade crowd in Virginia on Saturday, injuring dozens of spectators and leaving others pinned underneath the car.

CNN Poll: Have new controversies hurt Obama? Has GOP overreacted?

President Barack Obama comes out of what was arguably the worst week of his presidency with his approval rating holding steady, according to a new national poll.