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The World Health Organization on Thursday said the battle against the deadly Ebola virus has shifted from slowing transmission to ending the epidemic, after the number of new cases dropped dramatically. The agency said the number of new Ebola cases recorded in West Africa during the week dropped below...

graham-012915.jpg An already crowded field of potential Republican presidential candidates received another new member on Thursday, as Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., launched a political committee to explore a run for the White House in 2016.

img5-012915.jpg After more than two weeks of debate, the Senate voted Thursday to pass legislation authorizing construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Senate voted 62 to 36 in favor of the bill, with nine Democrats joining with Republicans to approve the legislation.

comcast-012915.jpg Comcast Corp found itself in an unsavory situation after a customer's name on a bill was changed from Ricardo to 'A**hole', ostensibly by a disgruntled employee who tried to get the customer to retain her current cable service and sign a two-year contract.

Obama1-012915.jpg President Barack Obama will travel to Philadelphia on Thursday to meet with House Democrats and outline his budget proposal that includes rolling back the budget cuts known as sequestration.

pendinghomesales-012915.jpg Partly reflecting fewer homes available for sale and a slight acceleration in prices, the National Association of Realtors released a report on Thursday unexpectedly showing a sharp drop in U.S. pending home sales in the month of December.

mcdonalds-012915.jpg McDonald's has announced its Chief Executive Office Don Thompson will be "retiring" at the age of 51, after two tumultuous years on the job. It will instead be up to Steve Easterbrook, 48, McDonald's chief brand officer, to reverse a downturn in fortunes for the iconic hamburger chain. His challenges...

JoblessClaims-012915.jpg Providing an encouraging sign for the labor market, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to their lowest level in over fourteen years in the week ended January 24th.

Top seed Serena Williams and second seeded Maria Sharapova will fight it out in Australian Open women's singles final Saturday. Serena, the five-time Australian Open champion, is through to her sixth final after beating a spirited Madison Keys 7-6(5) 6-2. In an all-American semifinal Thursday,...

The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has issued its 2014 annual report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year and highlighting accomplishments, issues and concerns to agency and government officials. The report, released...

Boeing747-8-012915.jpg Boeing 747-8 will serve as the next US presidential aircraft, commonly known as Air Force One. Air Force News Service reported that Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, in coordination with Under Secretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics Frank Kendall, selected Boeing 747-8 ahead of Airbus A380, the only two companies that manufacture four-engine, wide-body platforms that c

A US court on Wednesday sentenced nuclear scientist Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni to five years in jail for passing classified nuclear weapons data to a Venezuelan government official. U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of New Mexico said Mascheroni was sentenced in Albuquerque by U.S. District Judge...

US President Barack Obama hosted an armed forces farewell tribute to retiring Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Thursday at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia. "Today is a celebration of a quintessentially American life; a man from the heartland who devoted his life to America," Obama said. From...

The United Nations marked the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust by calling strongly for the world to work together to stamp out all forms of bigotry, hatred and extremism. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his opening remarks said, "As we remember...

lynch-012815.jpg Looking to move beyond the conflicts between her predecessor and Republican lawmakers, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch offered the new GOP-controlled Congress a fresh start in remarks as she began her confirmation hearing on Wednesday.

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