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Chrysler relents, agrees to recall 2.7 million Jeeps

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Chrysler Group reversed course and agreed to a recall of 2.7 million Jeeps Tuesday, giving in to the the government's request in the final hours before a deadline. Chrysler stated last week that it will not comply with the r

Breast-feeding is best, so ban bottles, Venezuelan lawmaker proposes

Venezuelan lawmakers are weighing whether to ban the use of baby bottles as part of a push to promote breast-feeding, state media reported. The proposed measure will be up for debate in the South American country's National Assembly on Tuesday, la

Feds charge 3 in Ohio slavery case

A mentally disabled woman and her daughter were held in an Ohio apartment for two years, forced to perform manual labor and threatened with dogs and snakes to keep them compliant, federal authorities said Tuesday. The people accused of holding the

Wrong date on Ed Koch's tombstone corrected

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Former New York Mayor Ed Koch has been dead for more than four months, but a mistake on his tombstone likely would have amused him.

Man points fake grenade launcher at cars; uncle convicted of terrorism hoax

A man who paraded his cloaked 16-year-old nephew around a busy Phoenix intersection with a fake rocket-propelled grenade launcher was found guilty Monday on endangerment and terrorism hoax charges. Michael David Turley, 40, posted a video on YouTu

Behold the moving magnet -- scientists taking giant device on 3,200-mile trip

A 50-foot-wide, 15-ton magnet is about to set out on a 3,200-mile barge-and-truck tour down the East Coast of the United States, around Florida and up from the Gulf to Chicago before going to work to measure one of the smallest particles known

FBI resumes Michigan dig in latest hunt for Hoffa

OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Michigan (CNN) -- The FBI on Tuesday began a second day of digging in a Detroit-area field in the latest search for the remains of former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa -- an effort spurred by information from an aging reputed mob

GM recalling 194,000 SUVs

The vehicles being recalled are 2006 model year Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT and GMC Envoy XL SUVs and 2006 and 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, SAAB 9-7x, and Isuzu Ascender SUVs.

Poll: Obama approval falls amid controversies

President Barack Obama's approval rating dropped eight percentage points over the past month, to 45%, the president's lowest rating in more than a year and a half, according to a new national poll.

Sen. Cruz fights for religious freedom, domestic military bases, strong national missile defense

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) last week participated in the Senate Armed Services Committee’s consideration of the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). He introduced three amendments that were adopted by the committee.