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Small drone crashes at White House complex, origin unclear 


(AP) — A small drone flying low to the ground crashed onto the White House grounds before dawn Monday, triggering a major emergency response and raising fresh questions about security at the presidential mansion.

Court rules for company seeking to trim retiree health costs

(AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court is ordering lower courts to take a new look at a dispute over a chemical company's efforts to cut costs in its health plan for retired workers.

Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

The dairy industry is leading a social media campaign to push back against anti-milk sentiment.(AP) — The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy.

US, Cuba end historic talks with more questions than answers

(AP) — After a euphoric month that left Americans dreaming of holidays in Havana and Cubans imagining U.S. products at their corner stores, the first real effort at forging a new era was sobering: Much bitter disagreement still stands in the way of normal relations.

US stocks slide; UPS, Kimberly-Clark slump on earnings

(AP) — The stock market moved lower Friday, snapping four days of gains, as U.S. companies turned in mixed results for the fourth quarter.

US reports slight decline in union membership during 2014 


(AP) — Union membership in the U.S. is down slightly, making up just over 11 percent of the workforce last year.

Garden gnome fans fret: SkyMall files for bankruptcy 


(AP) — Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy.

Gauge of US economy increases 0.5 percent in December 


(AP) — An index designed to predict the future health of the U.S. economy posted a fourth straight solid gain in December.

Divisions emerge among House GOP under pressure to govern

(AP) — The most conservative lawmakers in the House Republican majority have gotten their way a lot in recent years. That may be starting to change.

3 FIFA sponsors won't renew for 2018 World Cup in Russia

(AP) — Three second-tier World Cup sponsors opting not to renew for the 2018 tournament in Russia was normal in sports business, FIFA insisted on Friday.