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  • Afghanistan vet who ran to grenade gets Medal of Honor

    A former Marine Corps corporal who was severely wounded when he risked his life to shield a squad mate from a grenade blast in Afghanistan was awarded the nation's highest military decoration Thursday.

    June 19, 2014

  • Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 10.17.35 AM.png VIDEO: Twin twisters in Nebraska

    Storm chasers captured some incredible footage of a pair of tornadoes on the ground near the northeast Nebraska village of Pilger earlier on Monday.

    June 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 20140614-AMX-RETIRE-GENX14.jpg Lean retirement looms for Generation X

    When their working years end, Gen-Xers might have to live on just half of their pre-retirement income, compared with 60 percent for the Baby Boom generation, Pew said last year.

    June 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Deadly guardrails spearing drivers is whistleblower's crusade

    Harman is suing Trinity Highway and its Dallas-based owner, Trinity Industries Inc., alleging that it made quiet design changes that transformed guardrail systems across the U.S. into potentially deadly hazards.

    June 13, 2014

  • Facebook places multiple bets to win messaging wars

    Facebook is adopting a multifront strategy to woo fickle smartphone users who crave a variety of ways to send messages to friends.

    June 12, 2014

  • ericcantor.jpg VIDEO: House Majority Leader loses in primary

    David Brat, an economics professor with Tea Party backing, shocked the Republican party on Tuesday by defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary in their suburban Richmond, Virginia district. See reaction from both candidates.

    June 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • MAP: Here are the 74 school shootings since Newtown

    The incident at an Oregon high school is the 74th school shooting since the Newtown massacre in 2012. Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control action group, keeps a rolling list of the shootings, defined as an incident where "a firearm was discharged inside a school building or on school or campus grounds, as documented in publicly reported news accounts."

    June 10, 2014

  • Family Dollar adopts poison pill

    Family Dollar Stores Inc., facing a threat from billionaire activist Carl Icahn, adopted a shareholder-rights plan that will limit investors from acquiring more than 10 percent of the company.

    June 9, 2014

  • Amazon's drone dream sets off race to build better sensor

    In the quest to build drones that can help companies like Amazon.com make door-to-door deliveries, engineers are racing to overcome a fundamental challenge: helping unmanned, suitcase-sized aircraft see where they're going.

    June 6, 2014

  • New York's local fracking bans challenged in top court

    New York's cities and towns shouldn't be able to block hydraulic fracturing within their borders because such prohibitions are trumped by state law, opponents of the bans told the state's highest court.

    June 4, 2014