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Schumacher accident a 'rare event' in high-risk sport

Michael Schumacher's serious skiing accident in the French Alps on has once again put the spotlight on skiing safety.

Airlift may evacuate most from ship stranded in frozen Antarctic seas

Fifty-six people on board a ship stuck in the frozen Antarctic may be airlifted out, Russia announced Monday. A Chinese helicopter will evacuate 52 passengers and four crew members if weather permits, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. There ar

Administration, allies to push Obamacare success stories

As the new year rolls in this week and people who signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act start seeing the effects of their coverage, the Obama administration will be plucking out the success stories for the limelight. The goa

Minimum wage to rise in 13 states on Jan. 1

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Starting January 1, minimum wage workers in 13 states and four cities will see higher paychecks. While most of the increases amount to less than 15 cents per hour, workers in places like New Jersey, Connecticut, New York and

When 'life support' is really 'death support'

Two young females, both brain dead without warning, remain on ventilators while their devastated families challenge the judgments of their hospitals.

Poll: Hillary Clinton, Obama, most admired

Talk about a streak. Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman among Americans for the 12th-straight year, according to a national poll released Monday by Gallup.

Man shot dead after bank robber convicted of threatening Obama in 2010

The man suspected of robbing banks and killing a police officer was convicted of threatening President Barack Obama in 2010, the Secret Service said Sunday.

Dish and DirecTV hike prices for 2014

If you're a Dish Network or DirecTV subscriber, be prepared for another round of price hikes.

Obama signs up for Obamacare

President Barack Obama is signed up for an insurance plan through the law that bears his name, the White House said Monday although the coverage is symbolic.

Obama judicial nominees draw lawmaker, civil rights ire

They've stood by President Barack Obama in the past, but not now.