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Christmas tornadoes, snow possible as weather system moves east

A large, powerful storm system threatens to bring a white Christmas to parts of the Great Plains and dangerous tornadoes to the Southeast, forecasters say.

Police officer, bystander killed after Houston car chase

A police officer and a bystander died from wounds suffered in a parking lot shootout after a car chase in a Houston metropolitan area Monday morning, police said.

New York town's 'Firefighter of the Year' shot dead responding to blaze

Seven weeks ago, Michael Chiapperini was in Long Island, helping those suffering after Superstorm Sandy. Two weeks ago, he was named "Firefighter of the Year" for his department in his upstate New York town of Webster.

When the holidays turn depressing

When the holidays bring heartache instead of joy, I think they do so because they stand as an unforgiving yard stick against which we measure our losses and troubles.

'Irresistible' worker fired in Iowa: 'I don't think it's fair'

It may not be fair, but it's not illegal -- not in Iowa.

Down to the fiscal cliff wire, with no solution in sight

Call it a bigger, bolder version of the deadline-driven congressional stalemates over taxes and spending that have come to define Washington dysfunction of the past two years.

Avoiding airline delays and debacles

No one is immune to airline delays and cancellations, even if you're an aviation producer who just spent two days telling the story of how airlines try to keep planes flying on time.

Bethenny Frankel, husband Jason Hoppy split

Reality star Bethenny Frankel and her husband Jason Hoppy are parting ways. The couple, who would have been married for three years come March, have one daughter together.

2 firefighters shot, killed while battling New York blaze

At least two firefighters died when they were shot at the scene of a blaze in upstate New York on Monday, police said. Two other firefighters were injured, police in Webster, New York, told reporters.

Should Santa Claus still be fat?

Roy Pickler lay on the floor, dripping with sweat, as trainer Bob Harper quipped, "You look like you got run over by a reindeer."