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General Motors revealed in court filings late Tuesday that it will soon ask a federal bankruptcy judge to shield the company from legal claims for conduct that occurred before its 2009 bankruptcy.
April 15, 2014
Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast.
April 15, 2014
The New York Police Department's Demographics Unit reportedly carried out systematic surveillance of Muslim neighborhoods to root out terrorist threats, but it never produced a single usable lead.
April 15, 2014
The country's Supreme Court handed down a decision that acknowledges for the first time India's large population of eunuchs and transvestites.
April 15, 2014
Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S. Patients and addicts often mix them with prescription painkillers — sometimes to deadly effect.
April 15, 2014
Some investors avoid paying taxes in a move called round-tripping — shifting money offshore, then investing it in U.S. stocks or bonds. A study estimates it costs the U.S. billions in lost revenues.
April 15, 2014
Ukraine's army began a "special operation" in the east of the country Tuesday, moving against pro-Russian militants who are occupying government offices across the region.
April 15, 2014
One year has passed since bombs rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The city honored victims of the tragedy Tuesday with a tribute, including speeches from three of the victims themselves.
April 15, 2014
President Obama, like many wealthy Americans, is paying more of his income to the IRS. He and the first lady paid $98,169 in taxes for 2013 on income of $481,098.
April 15, 2014
Even 2,000 years ago, people seemed to know that the egg could be a source of life. And an ancient art form has been passed down, transforming a symbolic source of food into a dazzling decoration.
April 15, 2014
At last year's Boston Marathon, Carol Downing was just half a mile from the finish line when bombs exploded and injured two of her daughters. This year, she's returning to complete the race.
April 15, 2014
The Cassini spacecraft spotted a disturbance in the 6th planet's outermost main ring that is thought to be caused by a tiny moon measuring just half-a-mile across.
April 15, 2014
Topping the list of the former GOP presidential candidate's creditors is a air charter company called Moby Dick Airways. The second biggest creditor? Newt Gingrich himself.
April 15, 2014
Both supporters and opponents of abortion want to know if their insurance provider covers abortion. But in some states, consumers are still having a tough time figuring that out.
April 15, 2014
Back in the day — say, up until about a decade or so ago — the big news on April 15 was always about last-minute filers lining up at post offices as the clock ticked down. Now? It's a different story.
April 15, 2014
The safety message is described as a "sort of cross between a Ricky Martin video, mixed with Devo's "Whip It" and a heaping spoonful of Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible."
April 15, 2014
People who took a stand against a proposed tax-filing change were part of a "grass-roots" campaign orchestrated to help Intuit, according to non-profit newsroom ProPublica.
April 15, 2014
The bird, which newspapers say stands 6 feet, can run 40 mph and is "capable of disemboweling a human," escaped last month from a farm in Hertfordshire after apparently being spooked by a local hunt.
April 15, 2014
Apple's Bluetooth-based customer tracking system, iBeacon, just got better, if you ask marketers. But privacy researchers aren't so sure.
April 15, 2014
Italy's former prime minister was convicted of tax fraud. For a year, he must work at least four hours a week at a facility for the elderly. Also, a travel restriction will limit his politicking.
April 15, 2014

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