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More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring improves for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.
A 19-year-old computer science student was taken into custody for allegedly exploiting the bug to steal sensitive information from government servers.
The 304,000 applications filed last week means they were close to the lowest level since May 2007. Analysts say the news is another sign that the economy continues to grow.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is among those gathering in Geneva to see if they can find a diplomatic solution. The prospects for progress appear to be slim.
About 100 girls were grabbed Monday. Officials have blamed a radical Islamist group. Late Wednesday, Nigeria's military said almost all the girls had been accounted for.
Divers are having trouble getting into the ship. It was sailing to a resort island Wednesday when it capsized. Most of the passengers were students on a school trip.
Former NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing more of his considerable fortune to getting gun safety laws passed. The initiative will support a grass-roots effort that seeks to enlist women.
The country's Justice Ministry made the announcement that it was moving the prison's 2,400 inmates because of fears that Sunni insurgents might overrun the complex.
Six people are now confirmed dead after South Korean ferry carrying nearly 500 people sank Wednesday — many of the passengers were high school students.
The Islamist group Boko Haram is suspected. It is also being blamed for Monday's bomb attack that killed more than 70 people in Nigeria's capital.
Kevin "Kayvon" Edson was arrested Tuesday after carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Frazier Glenn Cross has been charged with one count of capital murder for the deaths of a 14-year-old boy and his grandfather outside the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City.
The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings started with a solemn wreath-laying ceremony Tuesday morning at the site of twin explosions.
An Army General is upholding Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.
Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, the first step toward possibly swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He'll be competing for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a meet in Mesa, Ariz., on April 24-26.