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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stepping down after contentious term

Holder, 63, was the nation's first black attorney general and has made civil rights a cornerstone of his time in office.

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Apple asks users to reinstall iOS 8 after update glitches

Many iPhone 6 users complained about a drop in cell service and problems with apps.

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9/11 illness kills 3 retired firefighters in 1 day

The FDNY says three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from 9/11-related illnesses.

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GM makes first offers to victims, claims continue

The fund will compensate for deaths or injuries linked to General Motors vehicles with faulty ignition switches.

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Islamist fighters advance in Syria despite U.S. strikes

U.S. and coalition planes pounded Islamic State positions again, but the strikes did not halt the fighters' advance in a Kurdish area.

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U.S. launches more air strikes in Syria, Iraq

This week's campaign opens a new front in Syria and thrusts Washington into the country's 3-year-old civil war.

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Soda companies to cut calories by 20 percent

The largest soda makers in the U.S. promised to cut the calories in soft drinks nationwide by 20 percent by 2025.

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Americans hit the road more often, use less gas

U.S. motorists drove more miles this summer than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis.

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In some areas heroin easier to get than wine, cheaper than beer

States including Vermont, Pennsylvania, and New York say they are in the midst of a heroin epidemic, and that the drug is getting cheaper and easier to obtain.

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3 Seattle schools locked down in attempted kidnapping

Schools ordered students to "shelter in place" after a man opened fire with a handgun and tried to lure several children into a car.

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U.S., Arab allies launch first strikes in Syria

The U.S. and Arab allies opened a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war.

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CDC: Ebola cases could hit 1.4M by early next year

Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the virus by 2015, according to a report issued on Tuesday.

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Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in prison

A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction on terrorism charges.

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Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

The government's own watchdogs say they tried to hack into the site and found a critical vulnerability.

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Allies join U.S. in fight against Islamic State

Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar had participated in or supported the strikes against Islamic State targets.

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Lawmakers want to stop you from using your phone in flight

A bipartisan group of almost 80 U.S. lawmakers urged regulators not to end the ban on making calls on commercial airline flights.

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Now, more than ever, fewer Americans are saying ‘I Do’

A record 20 percent of adult Americans, or 42 million people, have never married, marking a U.S. demographic and social shift.

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Apple sets iPhone sales record

Currently on sale in the U.S., Japan, and France, the iPhone 6 will go on sale in 20 more countries this week.

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Islamic State urges attacks on U.S., taunts Obama

ISIS urged its followers to attack citizens from the U.S. and other countries that joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group.

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Climate protesters risk arrest during Wall Street sit-in

Hundreds of protesters marched through NYC's financial district calingl attention to capitalism's contribution to climate change.

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The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released.

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Two Seattle-area youth football teams for players 9 and 10 years old have been banned from the playoffs — not for anything they've done wrong, but because of their parents.

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A Florida mom wants action figures from the popular series banned from Toys 'R' Us stores.

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World Series opener tonight on KPUG

Kansas City Royals' Jarrod Dyson waits to bat during practice Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals will host the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Oct. 21.

Madison Bumgarner gets the call for the Giants, who are trying to become the first National League team to win three World Series titles in a five-year span since the St. Louis Cardinals of 1942-46. The Royals, back in the Series for the first time since winning the title in 1985, counter with James Shields.