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AP News - 11 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.President Barack Obama made the proposal last week as part of hi ...more

AP News - 17 mins ago

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sheldon Silver, the longtime leader of the New York state Assembly, will relinquish the position he has held for 21 years in the wake of federal corruption charges, a top lawmaker announced Tuesday.The decision announced by M ...more

Reuters News - 18 mins ago

By Steve Keating PHOENIX (Reuters) - Taking part in his sixth Super Bowl Media Day, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has probably heard the questions all before during the 'anything-goes' get-together with reporters. Ahead ...more

AP News - 20 mins ago

ATLANTA (AP) — A man convicted in the killing of a fellow inmate has been executed in Georgia despite claims by his lawyers that he was intellectually disabled.Warren Lee Hill was put to death by injection of a single drug Tuesday at the state p ...more

AP News - 21 mins ago

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Jewish groups boycotted the Argentine government's Holocaust Day commemoration Tuesday in protest over the mysterious death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, while skepticism grew over President Cristina Fernandez's plan to r ...more

Reuters News - 22 mins ago

By Mark Lamport-Stokes SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) - Tiger Woods has not competed at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in 14 years but he is remembered most by the raucous crowds that gather here at the TPC Scottsdale for his electrifying d ...more

Reuters News - 23 mins ago

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Tuesday rejected two foreign media reports accusing Socialist Party heavyweight and parliamentary boss Diosdado Cabello of running a drug ring. Spanish newspaper ABC and Miami-based El Nuevo Herald reported C ...more

AP News - 32 mins ago

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia.

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AP News - 43 mins ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a felony abuse-of-power case against former Gov. Rick Perry on constitutional grounds, ruling that criminal charges against the possible 2016 presidential candidate should stand.Di ...more

Reuters News - 45 mins ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration will seek a base defense budget of $534 billion when it sends its 2016 spending request to Congress next week, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, a figure that exceeds federal caps by $35 billion and could ...more