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Three dead, three safe after 36-hour Trenton hostage drama

Three children are safe after a 36-hour standoff with an armed man in Trenton, N.J., ended early Sunday, state law enforcement officials said.<p>But the bodies of a woman, presumed to be home owner Carmelita Stevens, 44 -- the mother of the children -- and a young boy, presumed to be her 13-year-old …

WHO says new coronavirus may be passed person to person

<b>The World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact.</b><p>This comes after the French health ministry confirmed a second man had contracted the virus in a possible case of human-to-human transmission.<p>Two more people in Saudi …

Saudi Death Toll Reaches 15 Since Coronavirus Outbreak in 2012

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health said the number of deaths from the coronavirus infection has reached 15, with 24 confirmed cases since September …

North Korean defence chief replaced as Kim Jong-un solidifies grip on military

North Korea has replaced its hardline defence chief with a little-known army general, according to a state media report, in what outside analysts …

Renewed drive to ease sequester

Sequestration was supposed to be a meat ax slashing large chunks of the federal budget, but Congress is poised to turn it into Swiss cheese.<p>The shortlist for the next round of possible sequester saves includes cancer patients, medical researchers, hungry seniors, poor people and pre-schoolers.<p>“I’m …

HHS bends exchange rules for Utah

Utah will be the only state in the country next year to run its own Small Business Health Options Program exchange — under a modified set of Obamacare rules — and let the federal government set up the exchange for the individual market.<p>Republican Gov. Gary Herbert announced Friday that Utah had …

Gunmen injure 19 at New Orleans Mother's Day parade

Police say 19 people, including two 10-year-old children, have been wounded in a shooting during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans.<p>Police spokesman Remi Braden said in an email that many of the 17 victims were grazed by bullets and most of the wounds weren't life-threatening. No deaths were …

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Bill would penalize IRS lawbreakers

In the wake of an admission by an IRS official that conservative groups had been targeted for additional scrutiny, Rep. Michael Turner will introduce legislation Monday that would increase the penalty for singling out ideological organizations —including the possibility of jail time.<p>Turner, a …