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Calif. Man Suspected of Trying to Join Islamic State

Federal authorities have confirmed the arrest of a California man who attempted to fly to Syria to join the militant group Islamic State.

Rebels May Be Withholding Evidence From Downed Jet

As victims' families waited to claim the bodies of their loved ones, independent observers warned that the pro-Moscow separatists had tampered with the debris and failed to secure the crash site.

TSA Fees on Airline Tickets Rise Today

Transportation Security Administration fees on plane tickets rise today, and travelers used to non-stop flights or long layovers will notice the biggest change.

Marathon Suspect's Friend Guilty of Impeding Probe

A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Monday of impeding the investigation into the bombing.

Ackman Says He Can Prove Herbalife Is a Fraud

Hedge fund manager Bill Ackman says he'll hold a presentation Tuesday that will prove nutrition company Herbalife is a "fraud," sending shares down in Monday trading.

Florida Town Shocked to Discover Klansmen on Police Force

Residents of the bedroom community, which is less than 10 percent black, have reacted with shock and disgust that officers could be involved with the Klan, the mayor said.

Tesco Head Steps Down After Profit Warning

The boss of the UK's biggest supermarket, Tesco, is standing down in the autumn after the group issued another profits warning.

Small-Business Loans Fueling Economic Growth

Bank loans and leases grew at a 7.7 percent annual rate in the second quarter, the sharpest increase since 2008, according to Federal Reserve data and SNL Financial.

ATF Stings Overwhelmingly Target Minorities

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives overwhelmingly targeted racial and ethnic minorities as it expanded its use of controversial drug sting operations, a USA TODAY investigation shows.

Where's the Yowl Over Murdoch's Time Warner Bid?

The lack of protest last week to news that Rupert Murdoch had bid for Time Warner, from both his target and the greater liberal media world, suggests he has won. Or that Time Warner has given up.

Ukraine Rebels to Give Black Boxes to Malaysian Authorities

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says pro-Russian rebels have agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators in Ukraine.

Want a Job? Try Minneapolis

The surging market for professional workers in Minneapolis is a key reason the Twin Cities enjoys the lowest unemployment rate of any large metropolitan area in the country.

Teen Volunteers Learn Hospital Job Skills

Young volunteers in Wesley Medical Center's Volunteen program transport patients in wheelchairs, clean rooms and check vitals on patients.

ID Scam Targets Jobless Benefits

The most frustrating aspect of the scam is that there is no obvious link between victims.

Part-time Employment on the Rise

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor's numbers indicated part-time employment is on the rise, but at least one cynic questions the numbers.

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