India gang-rape victim, in critical condition, in Singapore for treatment at top hospital

A young woman who was gang-raped and assaulted on a moving bus in the Indian capital was flown Thursday to a Singapore hospital for treatment of severe internal injuries that could last several weeks, officials said.

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6 dead, several injured as winter storm system threatens Northeast

A powerful winter storm system pounded the American heartland Wednesday and headed toward the Northeast, where people braced for the high winds and heavy snow that disrupted holiday travel, knocked out power to thousands of homes and were blamed in at least six deaths.

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Supreme Court denies Hobby Lobby request for reprieve from health care mandate

The Supreme Court has denied a request by Hobby Lobby to shield the company from the so-called contraceptive mandate while its legal battle plays out, after a federal court last week similarly ruled against the Christian-owned company.

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Toyota reaches settlement in acceleration recall cases

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it has reached a settlement worth more than $1 billion in a case involving hundreds of lawsuits over acceleration problems in its vehicles.

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Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner: US to hit debt limit Dec. 31

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned Wednesday that the U.S. government is poised to hit the $16.4 trillion debt limit in less than a week and said his department has launched a series of emergency steps that gives the government less than two months before it defaults on its debt.

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