Texas gunmen likely inspired by Islamic State

Investigators said the Islamic State’s propaganda could have fueled the attack on a cartoon contest lampooning the prophet Muhammad, but so far they saw no signs that the two men were directed by the group.

    Planes kept a secret watch over Baltimore trouble spots

    The ACLU is demanding answers about the previously secret nighttime aerial surveillance by city and federal authorities in the wake of protests and unrest over the death of Freddie Gray.

    Prime Minister David Cameron speaks at a rally Monday. (AFP/Getty Images)

    In do-or-die battle to save his political life, Britain’s Cameron is letting it rip

    Known for his refined restraint, Prime Minister David Cameron is unleashing a passion few voters have ever seen as he leads a political charge to keep himself and his fellow Tories in power.

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    Frank Freshwaters in 1959 and 2015. (Reuters)

    Frank Freshwaters in 1959 and 2015. (Reuters)

    'Shawshank' prison escape ends 56 years later with cinematic stakeout

    56 years later, marshals catch up to an escaped felon.

    Periscope and other apps threaten
    TV networks’ golden egg: Live sports

    Periscope and other apps threaten <br>TV networks’ golden egg: Live sports

    Sports used to be the only genre that was safe from piracy. Now it’s easy to set up illegal live streams.

    Senate passes a deep-cutting budget, the first in more than 5 years

    Senate passes a deep-cutting budget, the first in more than 5 years

    Supported by zero Democrats, the plan calls for non-defense spending cuts of $496 billion over 10 years.

    A Cuban town built by a U.S. chocolate tycoon in 1916 is in a sad state of ruin

    A Cuban town built by a U.S. chocolate tycoon in 1916 is in a sad state of ruin

    The relaxation of U.S.-Cuba trade limits fuels hope that some business will revive the town Hershey made.

    With Wall sidelined, Wizards’ playoff winning streak ends at 5 in Atlanta

    With Wall sidelined, Wizards’ playoff winning streak ends at 5 in Atlanta

    An injured left wrist kept the team’s all-star guard in a suit, and Atlanta pulled away late to even the series.

    Sheryl Sandberg: Husband’s death is my ‘darkest and saddest’ moment

    Sheryl Sandberg: Husband’s death is my ‘darkest and saddest’ moment

    The Facebook executive posted a heart-wrenching statement after Dave Goldberg’s memorial service.

    Activists raised $60,000 for Tamir Rice’s family. Where did it all go?

    Activists raised $60,000 for Tamir Rice’s family. Where did it all go?

    The 12-year-old boy shot to death by Cleveland police in November still hasn’t been buried.

    Iran bans ‘devil-worshipping’ spiky haircuts and male eyebrow plucking

    Iran bans ‘devil-worshipping’ spiky haircuts and male eyebrow plucking

    Tattoos and tanning beds also “violate the Islamic system's regulations,” an official warned.

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    Following civil unrest, Baltimore’s low-key mayor is in the spotlight

    Following civil unrest, Baltimore’s  low-key mayor is in the spotlight

    Stephanie Rawlings-Blake works to pick herself up after public backlash after Freddie Gray’s death.

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    Nationals fall to Marlins, 2-1

    Nationals fall to Marlins, 2-1

    Right-hander leaves after three innings with an injury and the lineup fails to deliver in the clutch.

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    Comcast is officially an Internet company, and its timing is awful

    Comcast is officially an Internet company, and its timing is awful

    Comcast says its subscribers for high-speed Internet have surpassed cable television customers for the first time.

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    A silver lining for retirement savers

    A silver lining for retirement savers

    Target-date funds — one of the most popular retirement funds — are growing less expensive. People are smarter about using them, too.

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