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Republicans attack president's 'phoney apology' over Obamacare rollout

Obamacare once again dominated the Republican oppposition's weekly address on Saturday despite President Barack Obama's attempt to move the debate on to energy policy in his own address. While the president chose to discuss domestic oil production and energy efficiency, the GOP maintained its …

Democrats Are Starting to Freak Out About Obamacare

Con­gres­sion­al Demo­crats are quickly los­ing pa­tience with the White House as the deeply flawed Obama­care rol­lout drags on.<p>The broken</i> …

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Rare and Unseen Pics: After Pearl Harbor

Rare and Unseen Pics: After Pearl Harbor<p>Exactly 72 years ago today, Japan launched more than 350 fighters, bombers, and torpedo planes against the U.S. naval base in Hawaii — a "date which will live in infamy," in the words of President Franklin Roosevelt. In fact, that Sunday morning is so seared …

Georgia court orders man pay one-time fiancé $50,000 for breaking promise to marry her

A Georgia appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling ordering a state resident to pay $50,000 to his one-time fiancé for breaking his promise to marry her.<p>Courthouse News Service (CNS) reports Melissa Cooper sued Christopher Ned Kelley for fraud and breach of promise after their rocky, 10-year …

Rand Paul says first vote he needs toward 2016 White House bid is his wife's

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul tapped his brakes this weekend on a potential 2016 presidential run, saying his wife has yet to support the idea.<p>“Where’s my cellphone? Can I call my wife?” Paul said jokingly after a speech Friday night in Detroit. “There are two votes in my family. My wife has …

Super-secret drone runs test flights over Area 51, report says

A new, super-secret stealth drone - constructed to fly over heavily-defended, hostile areas - is now running test flights at the Air Force’s infamous Area 51 site in Nevada – and could be in military service by 2015, according to Aviation Week.<p>Called the RQ-180, the next-generation drone is …

Maryland official who led problematic, state-run ObamaCare site resigns

The top Maryland official in charge of the state-run ObamaCare exchange has resigned amid major efforts to fix the problematic website.<p>Rebecca Pearce, executive director of the Maryland Health Benefits Exchange, resigned Friday, according to the Maryland board overseeing the exchange.<p>She appears to …

Carrie Undewood tweets Bible verse in response to critics

Carrie Underwood is taking the high road. After being slammed for her “Sound of Music Live!” performance the former “American Idol” winner took to Twitter and preached the Gospel.<p>"Plain and simple: Mean people need Jesus," 30-year-old Underwood wrote the day after the musical aired. "They will be …

2 men with HIV thought to be cured see reappearance of virus, report says

Researchers are saying a pair of HIV-positive men from Boston, thought to have been cured of the disease after undergoing bone marrow transplants, has since seen the reappearance of the virus that causes AIDS in their bloodstream.<p>The Boston Globe reports a team led by Dr. Timothy Henrich, an …

Campbell Soup apologizes for Pearl Harbor Twitter picture

Campbell Soup apologized Saturday for a tweet by its SpaghettiOs brand that marked the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attacks with a picture of its smiling mascot jauntily holding an American flag.<p>The Twitter account for the canned pasta brand had sent the message Friday night asking its followers …

Calif. health exchange shares consumers' data without permission

The California health exchange has admitted it has been divulging contact information for tens of thousands of consumers to insurance agents without their permission or knowledge in an effort to hit deadlines for coverage.<p>Covered California said it was handing out consumer information as part of a …

Air hogs: Drones secret weapon in hunt for feral pigs

Consider it an attack of the drones — and pork is on the menu.<p>Feral pigs in America’s deep South are a major problem for farmers and civilians alike, with the porcine predators causing an estimated $1.5 billion annually in damage to crops and wildlife. Enter the Louisiana Hog Control, an …

Netanyahu says nuke negotiators must demand Iran change 'genocidal policy'

Warning the international community to "beware" Iran's intentions, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States and other negotiators to demand as part of nuclear talks that the regime "change its genocidal policy" toward the Jewish state.<p>"This is a regime committed to our …

Sen. Paul knocks call for more long-term jobless aid, says creating 'perpetual unemployed'

Sen. Rand Paul, in an interview on "Fox News Sunday," rebuffed President Obama's call to extend long-term jobless benefits, saying the program is creating a group of "perpetual unemployed."<p>"While it seems good, it actually does a disservice to the people you're trying to help," Paul, R-Ky., …

North Korea acknowledges Kim Jong Un's uncle removed from power

North Korea has acknowledged the widely-reported purge of the powerful uncle of the country's leader Kim Jong Un, claiming he was removed from power for "anti-state" acts and "double dealing."<p>The lengthy dispatch Monday from state media says Jang Song Thaek formed a faction in the ruling party "by …

Just a PR problem? ObamaCare architect claims 'big PR campaign' needed

The federal health care overhaul was central to President Obama's two campaigns for the White House, and has been the defining achievement -- for better or worse -- of his presidency.<p>But one of the architects of ObamaCare, in a heated interview on "Fox News Sunday," argued that the reason young …

Murder trial of newlywed bride begins Monday, husband fell to death in Glacier National Park

The bride was having second thoughts eight days after her wedding, and the couple took their argument to a trail in Montana's Glacier National Park. Only one of them returned alive.<p>Now it will be up to a jury to decide whether Jordan Graham deliberately pushed Cody Johnson to his death that night …

World War II veteran en route to Pearl Harbor ceremony booted from flight

A 90-year-old World War II veteran en route to a ceremony marking the 72nd anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor was booted from his flight to accommodate the weight of additional jet fuel needed for the trip.<p>According to Hawaii News Now, Ewalt “Walt” Shatz, a WWII veteran credited with …