FILE - In this April 18, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. House Speaker John  Boehner of Ohio says Congress is sending President Barack Obama legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday. The White House is indicating Obama will quickly veto it in private over Republican lawmakers' urging that he sign it. It would be the third veto of Obama's presidency.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill

The move puts a freeze on a top GOP priority, at least for now. It also reasserts Obama’s authority over a project that’s become a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change.

Marie Holmes, Powerball winner.

Powerball winner emerges as single mother of 4

A single mother with four children emerged as the winner of a massive jackpot with the North Carolina Education Lottery on Monday, claiming $127 million in a lump sum.

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Humpback whale successfully freed from entangled gear

The entangled whale was first spotted on Feb. 13 heading up Hawaii’s Hamakua coastline. Due to lack of standby support, the remote location and poor weather and sea conditions, officials could not immediately respond.