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Michigan group seeks recognition as Indian tribe
An Indian group has asked the federal government for recognition as a tribe.
Storms sock the Southeast, killing 2 people
Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.
Massachusetts home intruder turns out to be a duck
Police in Massachusetts responding to reports of an intruder in a woman's home quickly quacked the case.
Senate OKs jobless bill; House prospects slimmer
The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year action in the House as well.
Sick baby's parents defend sailing trip with kids
The California parents of a 1-year-old girl who fell ill on a sailing trip around the world thanked military crews who rescued them from their stalled vessel on Sunday and defended their decision to sail with young children.
Police: Legendary star Mickey Rooney dies at 93
Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 80-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93.
Possible signals from lost jet's black boxes heard
U.S. Navy equipment has picked up signals consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes, an Australian search official said Monday, describing the discovery as "a most promising lead" in the nearly month-long hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards
George Strait won the top honor, entertainer of the year, at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night in Las Vegas. He took the fan-voted award for the second time — 25 years after he first won it in 1989.
Community taking a dive for young cancer patient
An effort to help the family of a 5-month-old Missouri boy with cancer has inspired thousands of people across the U.S. and even abroad to take a plunge into cold bodies of water.
- Investigators seek cause of fire that killed 3 brothers Authorities searched the rubble of a burned-out farm house over the weekend for the cause of a fire that took the lives of three young brothers left home alone while their widowed mother worked the overnight shift at a direct mail company.
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