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Typhoon claims over 100 lives in Philippines

One of the strongest storms on record has killed more than 100 people and injured another 100 in the central Philippines as it wiped away buildings and leveled seaside homes before sweeping west toward Vietnam on Saturday, still packing destructive winds.

Calif. high school asked to abandon Arab mascot

An anti-discrimination group is calling the snarling, black-bearded mascot wearing a headscarf for the Coachella Valley Arabs in California offensive and stereotypical.

Number crunching: Hiring up even as government shut down

A burst of hiring in October added a surprisingly strong 204,000 jobs to the economy in a month when the government was partly shut down for 16 days. And employers added far more jobs in August and September than previously thought.

Strong typhoon slams Philippines; 750,000 forced to flee

One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines on Friday, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces.

Man wants ‘COPSLIE’ vanity plate, fights DMV denial

A New Hampshire man told the state’s highest court Thursday that denying him a vanity license plate that reads “COPSLIE” violates his political free speech rights.