VIDEO: U.S. launches new $100 banknote
The United States launches on Tuesday a new $100 bill that comes with, for the iconic greenback, a new touch of color, as well as special features to foil counterfeiters.
VIDEO: Meet the woman behind the voice of Siri
Susan Bennett started providing her voice as Siri in 2005. She first started her career as a machine playing the voice of the first ATM.
Tropical Storm Karen threatens Gulf Coast
Hurricane watches were issued along the coasts of four states Thursday as Tropical Storm Karen moved into the Gulf of Mexico, where forecasters say it may strengthen before making landfall Saturday.
VIDEO: Woman killed during Capitol Hill chase identified as dental hygienist
A woman was shot and killed by police Thursday after she allegedly tried to drive her vehicle through security barriers at the the White House and a chase ensued, authorities and witnesses said. The chaotic pursuit prompted a lockdown of the U.S. Capitol, where tensions were high due to a continuing shutdown of the federal government.
Viral Video: Tuba players tumble in halftime mishap
Members of a high school marching band in Austin, Texas were unhurt when a tuba player stumbled during a halftime show, taking down nearly the entire tuba section.
VIDEO: Government shutdown affects goats, asteroid watch, panda cam
The government shutdown puts the planet at risk of being smacked by an asteroid and even worse, it reduces cute animals on the Internet! Jen Markham explains some of the more unusual effects of the federal government shutdown.
Study: Two percent of counties produce most executions
Sixty-two jurisdictions prosecuted the majority of criminals executed in the United States in recent decades, according to a new study.
VIDEO: Bestselling novelist Tom Clancy dies at 66
Tom Clancy has died at the age of 66. The best-selling author was best known for a series of espionage and military-themed novels adapted for film including "The Hunt for Red October," "Patriot Games" and "Clear and Present Danger."
VIDEO: Parks, museums shuttered as shutdown begins
The U.S. government began its first partial shutdown in 17 years, idling as many as 800,000 federal employees, closing national parks and museums, and halting some services after Congress failed to break a partisan deadlock by a midnight deadline.
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