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Capt. James Kirk To Command Navy’s New ‘Stealth Destroyer’

Capt. James Kirk To Command Navy’s New ‘Stealth Destroyer’Capt. James Kirk always got the latest, most advanced ship in Starfleet, so it seems only fitting that the Navy's new stealth destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, is slated to be commanded by none other than Capt. James A. Kirk, USN.

Consumer Confidence Fell Sharply This Month; Shutdown Blamed

Consumer Confidence Fell Sharply This Month; Shutdown BlamedThe 16-day partial shutdown of the federal government and the wrangling in Washington over the nation's finances combined to shake consumers' confidence sharply in October, the private Conference Board reported Tuesday morning.

Hawaii Set To Take Up Gay Marriage In Special Session Monday

Hawaii Set To Take Up Gay Marriage In Special Session MondayThe next state to legalize same-sex marriage may be Hawaii, where the state's Legislature will begin a special session on the issue Monday.

France, Germany Want To Set New Rules For Surveillance

France, Germany Want To Set New Rules For SurveillanceA day after reports surfaced that the NSA may have spied on dozens of world leaders, France and Germany are offering to hold talks with the U.S. to establish new rules on surveillance.

Former House Speaker Tom Foley Dies At 84

Former House Speaker Tom Foley Dies At 84Former House Speaker Tom Foley, who led the chamber from 1989 to 1995, has died, according to his family. He was 84.

Bill Young, Longest-Serving Republican Congressman, Dies

Bill Young, Longest-Serving Republican Congressman, DiesC.W. Bill Young, the longest-serving Republican in the House, has died, according to his spokesman Harry Glenn.

Can GOP, Democrats Come Together On A Budget By Dec. 13?

Can GOP, Democrats Come Together On A Budget By Dec. 13?Now that the government has reopened, attention turns to the next phase of the spending fight, a battle that is far from over.

Economists: Shutdown Will Shave Half-Percent From Quarterly GDP

Economists: Shutdown Will Shave Half-Percent From Quarterly GDPThe government shutdown has taken a toll on the nation's economy and despite a deal that sidesteps a debt default and restarts the government (at least for a few months), growth forecasts for the last quarter of the year are being scaled back.

As It Happened: The Fight Over The Debt Ceiling, Shutdown

As It Happened: The Fight Over The Debt Ceiling, ShutdownThe crisis is over, though it may be temporary...

Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert Default

Congress Approves Bill To End Government Shutdown, Avert DefaultBringing to an end an episode that once again exposed Washington gridlock at its worst, the House approved a Senate deal that will end a 16-day federal government shutdown and avert the first government default in U.S. history.