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National & World TSA administrator John Pistole to retire TSA administrator John Pistole to retire
The head of the Transportation Security Administration, John Pistole, said Thursday he will retire from government at the end of this year and expects to be named to a position in academia early next year.
National & World Fan flap delays feisty governor debate in Florida Fan flap delays feisty governor debate in Florida (Video)
The Florida governor's race that was already one of the most negative in the state's history became even nastier- and weirder - as Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democrat Charlie Crist fought over everything from self-defense laws and the economy to the use of an electric fan during a debate Wednesday night.
National & World Mexico widens search for 43 missing students
Mexican police sent horse-mounted patrols and officers with trained dogs up into the hills around the city of Iguala on Wednesday in an expanded search for 43 college students missing since a clash with police last month.
National & World Obama cancels campaign trip to focus on Ebola Obama cancels campaign trip to focus on Ebola
President Barack Obama abruptly canceled a planned campaign trip Wednesday and planned to convene his Cabinet at the White House instead, as U.S. officials grappled with the widening Ebola crisis.
National & World Texas abortion clinics reopen after court reprieve Texas abortion clinics reopen after court reprieve
Texas abortion clinics that closed under tough new restrictions began reopening Wednesday after winning a reprieve at the U.S. Supreme Court, but the facilities were scheduling women with uncertainty and skeleton staffs.
National & World Court tosses Arizona's no-bail law for immigrants
An appeals court on Wednesday struck down a voter-approved Arizona law that denies bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and have been charged with a range of felonies that include shoplifting, aggravated identity theft, sexual assault and murder.
National & World Avalanches, blizzard kill 12 in Nepal; 5 others missing Avalanches, blizzard kill 12 in Nepal; 5 others missing
An avalanche and blizzard in Nepal's mountainous north have killed at least 12 people, including eight foreign trekkers, officials said Wednesday. Five other climbers were hit by a separate avalanche on Mount Dhaulagiri and remain missing.
National & World Pastor sued after revelation of affairs, AIDS, drug abuse Pastor sued after revelation of affairs, AIDS, drug abuse
A church document shows members voted 80-1 to fire the pastor on Oct. 5, but he refused to leave, going so far as to change the building's locks and the numbers of the church's bank account before returning to the pulpit on Oct. 12.