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Lawyer: Tracy Morgan battling severe brain injury

| |Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Tracy Morgan is fighting to recover from a severe brain injury suffered in a highway crash more than five months ago, and it's uncertain if he will be "the Tracy Morgan he once was," his lawyer said Tuesday.

Senate falls shy on Keystone vote; battle to continue

| |Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

The Senate fell one vote short of the 60 needed to get the pipeline bill past a threatened filibuster, perhaps clinching the defeat of Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu.

Texas clout grows in U.S. House

| |Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Members of the state’s Republican congressional delegation win more committee chairmanships.

No on Keystone pipeline _ but GOP vows replay

| |Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

In a combustible blend of oil and politics, the Democratic-controlled Senate rejected legislation Tuesday night to force completion of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Republicans vowed to resurrect the controversial issue soon after taking two-house control of Congress in January.

Small plane crashes into Chicago home

| |Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago's southwest side Tuesday, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asleep just inches away.

Climate science provokes textbook battle in Texas

| |Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Several textbook publishers have withdrawn passages from social studies textbooks that could have lead middle school students to think that climate change is not caused by human activity, an advocacy group said Monday.

Missouri governor activates National Guard

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard ahead of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Europeans have prominent role in beheading video

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

The cold-eyed militants lined up behind their victims in the latest Islamic State video appear to come from outside the Middle East, including one from France and possibly two from Britain, as the extremist group tries to show a global reach.

Man who died from Ebola endured treatment delays

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

A surgeon who contracted Ebola in his native Sierra Leone did not receive aggressive treatment until nearly two weeks after he first started showing symptoms — a delay that doctors said probably made it impossible for anyone to save his life.

Missouri governor activates National Guard

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard ahead of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.