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It's fairly light, costs $35 per student and could save lives in earthquake zones. But not everyone thinks this quake-proof desk is a good idea.
An appeals court reduced the sentence of former Korean Air executive Heather Cho. She demanded a plane return to the gate because her macadamia nuts weren't served in a manner to her liking.
An NPR analysis of equipment given to police agencies by the Pentagon since 2006 found a vast majority of it would fall outside the ban.
Marine veterans of the Battle of Ramadi see their gains erased by the city's recent fall to the Islamic State.
Douglas Mark Hughes faces up to 9 1/2 years in prison. He was arrested after his April 15 flight from Gettysburg, Pa., to Washington, and has been under house arrest since then.
Robert Gates, national president of the Boy Scouts of America, raised the possibility of revising the policy so local Scout organizations could decide whether to allow gays as leaders.
The think tank's article says professors are miscasting the history of the country's Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). That's big for the Communist Party.
Investigators I trying to find out if Brandon Bostian, the engineer aboard the Amtrak train that derailed last week, was using his phone when the deadly wreck occurred.
The city is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites, and it gives the militant group access to gas fields and roads across the Syrian desert.
Newly declassified materials include books, magazines and letters found during the 2011 raid on the al-Qaida leader's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Lucas Zutt has lived in Nepal since 2013. It's "where I belong," he says. He made a video so the world will have a close-up — and personal — view of the earthquake's impact.
It's a far cry from 1996, the first year in which Gallup posed the question to Americans. Back then, 68 percent of respondents said same-sex marriages should not be valid.
On Friday, Ireland could become the first country to make gay marriage legal by popular vote.
Now 21, Gonzalez was seized 15 years ago from his relatives in Miami by U.S. officials who returned him to his native country. His mother died trying to reach the U.S. His father wanted him back.
The judge panel said the previous decision by a three-member panel of the same court gave "short shrift" to the First Amendment and constituted prior restraint.
Obama's bio on @POTUS says he is "Dad, husband and 44th President of the United States."