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Americans hit the road more often, use less gas

U.S. motorists drove more miles this summer than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis.

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In some areas heroin easier to get than wine, cheaper than beer

States including Vermont, Pennsylvania, and New York say they are in the midst of a heroin epidemic, and that the drug is getting cheaper and easier to obtain.

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3 Seattle schools locked down in attempted kidnapping

Schools ordered students to "shelter in place" after a man opened fire with a handgun and tried to lure several children into a car.

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U.S., Arab allies launch first strikes in Syria

The U.S. and Arab allies opened a new front against militants by joining Syria's three-year-old civil war.

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CDC: Ebola cases could hit 1.4M by early next year

Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the virus by 2015, according to a report issued on Tuesday.

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Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in prison

A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison following his conviction on terrorism charges.

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Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

The government's own watchdogs say they tried to hack into the site and found a critical vulnerability.

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Allies join U.S. in fight against Islamic State

Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar had participated in or supported the strikes against Islamic State targets.

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Lawmakers want to stop you from using your phone in flight

A bipartisan group of almost 80 U.S. lawmakers urged regulators not to end the ban on making calls on commercial airline flights.

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Now, more than ever, fewer Americans are saying ‘I Do’

A record 20 percent of adult Americans, or 42 million people, have never married, marking a U.S. demographic and social shift.

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Apple sets iPhone sales record

Currently on sale in the U.S., Japan, and France, the iPhone 6 will go on sale in 20 more countries this week.

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Islamic State urges attacks on U.S., taunts Obama

ISIS urged its followers to attack citizens from the U.S. and other countries that joined a coalition to destroy the ultra-radical group.

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Climate protesters risk arrest during Wall Street sit-in

Hundreds of protesters marched through NYC's financial district calingl attention to capitalism's contribution to climate change.

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GM recalls 221K cars over brake fires

Cadillacs and Chevrolets are among the models recalled.

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Gas prices keep falling

This could be the cheapest autumn driving season in a while.

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Accused White House intruder is decorated Iraq war vet

The Texas man accused of breaking into the White House while armed with a knife is a U.S. military veteran.

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Obama tries Reagan touch on economy, wages weigh

President Barack Obama has twice invoked Ronald Reagan's seminal campaign question: "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

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Making headlines this week

A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Americans are really angry with Washington

Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

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Scots spurn independence in historic vote but demand new powers

Scotland spurned independence in a historic referendum that threatened to rip the United Kingdom apart.

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