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Texas governor declares Feb. 2 'Chris Kyle Day'
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says he is declaring Feb. 2 as "Chris Kyle Day" in Texas to honor the la... [continue]

Boyfriend arrested in rape, brutal attack of California girl
Police in Central California have arrested a man accused of raping his 16-year-old girlfriend and be... [continue]

Baby born on roadside as Utah woman goes into labor while driving
A pregnant Utah woman driving herself to the hospital gave birth to a healthy, nearly 10-pound baby ... [continue]

Pilots survive after mid-air collision in Alaska
The Alaska Department of Public Safety says officials have found two separate wreckage sites in the ... [continue]

United Steelworkers Union tells members to go on strike at major refineries
The United Steelworkers union told its workers at nine U.S. refineries and chemical plants to strike... [continue]

World News
Bomb on bus in central Damascus kills 7
A bomb placed on a bus ferrying Lebanese pilgrims around Shiite holy sites in Damascus exploded Sund... [continue]

Egypt covering up protester deaths, rights group says
Rights group Amnesty International on Sunday accused Egyptian authorities of intimidating witnesses ... [continue]

Egypt releases Australian Al-Jazeera reporter
A reporter for Al-Jazeera English was released from an Egyptian prison and deported Sunday after mor... [continue]

Croatia cancels debt of 60,000 among country's poor
Thousands of impoverished Croatians are going to have their debts wiped out by their government, sta... [continue]

Biographies of the 3 Al-Jazeera English journalists, 1 has been deported and 2 remain in jail
Al-Jazeera English reporter Peter Greste left Egypt Sunday after President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi app... [continue]

Business News
$3 Tip on a $4 Cup of Coffee? Gratuities Grow, Automatically
Increasing varieties of digital payment options are expanding when and how much people are encourage... [continue]

Cars With Faulty Airbags Are Recalled Second Time, but Fix May Take a Year
Toyota, Chrysler and Honda previously recalled the 2.1 million cars, but the fix administered was no... [continue]

Louisiana Squeezed as Oil Prices Drop
Every downturn is a little bit different, and every downturn falls unevenly ? even within the oil in... [continue]

On Work: Losing Mobility and Gaining a Work Life
Permanently paralyzed when he was a teenager, an author says that programs offering summer jobs to h... [continue]

White House Seeks to Limit Health Law?s Tax Troubles
Obama administration officials say they worry that the tax-filing season will generate new anger as ... [continue]

Technology News
Common Sense: How, and Why, Apple Overtook Microsoft
With the latest earnings reports from Microsoft and Apple, the once-unthinkable became reality: Appl... [continue]

Chinese Agency Softens Criticism of Alibaba on Sales of Fake Goods
Two days after a government regulator harshly criticized the company, the two showed signs of moving... [continue]

Bits Blog: Uber Pledges to Improve Data Privacy Practices
The ride-hailing start-up responds to criticism from privacy hawks.