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After apology, Sebelius subpoenaed over Obamacare website

Out of the political frying pan and into the partisan fire for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. A day after apologizing and taking responsibility for the problem-plagued Obamacare website, Sebelius got subpoenaed on Thursday

Oneida Nation meets with NFL to protest Redskins name

One of the next times owners from the 32 NFL teams will all be in one place is Super Bowl XLVIII in February. Officials from the Oneida Indian Nation have asked to join the big party at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, so they can address the NFL's

Connecticut couple accused of using electric shock collar on a child

A Connecticut couple were arraigned in court Wednesday after being accused of punishing a child with an electric shock collar meant for dogs, according to the Danbury Judicial District Court clerk's office. Danbury police said Eduardo Montanez, 43

Syria has met first chemical weapons destruction deadline, OPCW says

Syria has destroyed all its declared chemical weapons mixing, filling and production facilities, and all of the chemical weapons at inspected sites have been placed under seal, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Thursday.

Finally, Capt. Kirk has his cloaking device

Hey Star Trek fans, how much do you know about Capt. James Kirk? Were you aware that he was born in Bethesda, Maryland, and raised in Hershey, Pennsylvania? That he graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy? Doesn't sound familiar?

Kraft cheese products recalled for premature spoiling

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling some varieties of Kraft and Polly-O String Cheese and String Cheese Twists products. These products may spoil before their "Best When Used By" code dates, leading to product discoloration.

Obama administration warned about health care website

The Obama administration was given stark warnings just one month before launch that the federal healthcare site was not ready to go live, according to a confidential report obtained by CNN. The caution, from the main contractor CGI, warned of a nu

Booty from Blackbeard's sunken ship: Five huge cannons

Rrrrrchaelogists have recovered five big six pounders from t' wreck o' t' famed scurvy dog Blackbeard's ship off t' coast o' North Carolina. Now, for those of you who don't speak pirate:. Five cannons from the Queen Anne's Revenge, the sunken f

Cirque du Soleil and MGM Grand cited in acrobat's death plunge in Vegas

Cirque du Soleil and a Las Vegas casino are facing thousands of dollars in citations after a performer fell nearly 100 feet to her death during a show in June. The performer, Sarah Guillot-Guyard, plunged to the floor after the wire rope from whic

World Series ticket at Fenway Park goes for $12,092

A front-row seat to potentially witness history Wednesday night at Fenway Park in Boston won't come cheap -- and neither will the tickets for standing-room-only.