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The government shutdown: Americans on the edge

For some, it's an emotional punch to the gut. For others, the consequences could be truly life-changing.

Tennessee crash: Dental records needed to ID some bodies, official says

Investigators probably will have to use dental records to identify some of the eight people who were killed in a wreck involving a church bus and two other vehicles in eastern Tennessee, a Tennessee Highway Patrol official said Thursday. Some of t

October 3: A busy day in history

History is made every day. But even by that standard, October 3 stands out as an especially eventful day. Set aside the fact that it was on this day in 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national day of Thanksgiving.

RNC offers to pay for WWII memorial guards

The Republican National Committee is offering the United States government a check to pay for guards at the National World War II Memorial, chairman Reince Priebus announced Wednesday. "We're willing to pay the bill," said Priebus, who was speakin

Author Tom Clancy dies at 66

Author Tom Clancy, whose novel, "The Hunt for Red October" propelled him to fame, fortune and status as a favorite storyteller of the American military, has died, according to sources with his publisher and family. He was 66.

NYPD: Second biker arrested in SUV driver beating

A second suspect was arrested in connection with an attack on a SUV driver who was swarmed by bikers on a New York street, police said Tuesday.

Attorney: Dying 'Angola 3' inmate is released in Louisiana

Herman Wallace, a terminally ill Louisiana inmate who served more than 40 years in solitary confinement, was released from prison Tuesday night, hours after a federal judge vacated his murder conviction and sentence, an attorney told CNN. An emplo

Democrats, Republicans and this insane leap into the abyss

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- When Genevieve Jeuck and Michael Sallemi came up with their romantic little idea, it seemed perfect.

Kaley Cuoco's engagement began with a fight

Tennis player Ryan Sweeting likes to keep fiancèe Kaley Cuoco on her toes. The "Big Bang Theory" star tells "Entertainment Tonight" that before Sweeting proposed to her, he found an interesting way to keep her guessing. "He actually started a l

Treasury down to last steps on debt ceiling

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told Congress Tuesday that the U.S.