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President Barack Obama’s push to cover America’s uninsured faces another big test Monday.
A 16-hour hostage situation at a Sydney, Australia chocolate shop and cafe ended with three people, including the gunman, dead.
The mother of a first-grader killed in the Newtown school shooting rampage spoke out against gun violence Sunday on the second anniversary o…
Prices continue to drop at the pump, with the cost of gas as low as $2.14 per gallon in West Michigan on Sunday.
Baby Hazel was born at just the right minute: 10:11 on 12/13/14.
Optimists might think twice before seeing Congress’ bipartisan agreement to keep the government running another year as a road map for 2015.
Senate Democrats and Republicans have reached agreement for a final vote on the $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday.
Thousands of protesters marched Saturday to call attention to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police and call for legislativ…
A new cellphone app allows people who may have had one too many to get an idea just how drunk they are — and hail a ride home.
Police in Florida say two would-be carjackers almost got away with a vehicle in Ocala but didn’t know how to drive a stick shift.
Krispy Kreme is celebrating December 12, or “Day of the Dozens,” by giving customers free doughnuts with a purchase.
Swapping crisis for compromise, the House narrowly approved $1.1 trillion in government-wide spending Thursday night.
The CIA director is defending his agency from accusations that it used inhumane interrogation techniques against terrorist suspects.
A man robbed a Salvation Army bell ringer and ran off with her kettle full of cash just as she was finishing her shift outside a grocery sto…
Infectious disease experts at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health have figured out a way to forecast the flu.