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Jury selected after 2 days in porch shooting trial

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

A jury has been seated in the trial of a Detroit-area man who fatally shot a woman on his porch.

'Downton Abbey' back on Jan. 4 for season 5

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

"Downton Abbey" will be back for its fifth season on Jan. 4, but the return date for another hit PBS series, "Sherlock," is up in the air, PBS chief executive Paula Kerger said Tuesday.

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

A Central California company is recalling specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots sold nationwide over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

Louisiana Gov. Jindal sued over Common Core

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards are suing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy.

Judge spins rhymes in puppy-napping case

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

An Oregon man accused of stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint was convicted of the crime by a judge who left him with a rhyme.

Protect yourself from identity theft

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, which operates 2,900 stores in the U.S., said it is working with federal investigators to look into a possible breach.

Deaf educator and pioneer Robert Panara dies at 94

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Robert Panara, who lost his hearing as a child and became a leading educator of the deaf and a pioneer of studies of deaf culture, has died. He was 94.

Chrysler recalls Jeep SUVs for ignition switches

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling.

VA chief pledges end to whistleblower retaliation

|Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs vowed Tuesday to crack down on whistleblower retaliation after a private government watchdog released a critical report on the agency's treatment of employees who brought internal problems to light.

Courts issue conflicting rulings on health care tax subsidies

| |Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014

Two appeals courts on Tuesday reached radically different conclusions about whether millions of consumers in 36 states can use tax credits to help buy health coverage on the federal health insurance marketplace.