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A furlough reprieve: 'No fair!'

Millions of travelers frustrated by airport delays may be relieved that Congress did an about-face this week, passing legislation to end the furloughs of FAA air traffic controllers.

Eighth grader in Utah arrested for making hit list

An eighth grader in Northern Utah is under arrest after being accused of making a hit list of classmates he wanted to kill. Police say a 14 year old boy at Rocky Mountain Middle School made a list targeting six classmates.

Lawmakers: Perfect system for preventing attacks doesn't exist

A foolproof system for staving off terrorist attacks couldn't exist in an open democratic society, two lawmakers said Sunday.

Background checks 'absolutely' still alive in Congress, says Manchin

A measure expanding background checks on gun sales that was defeated in the Senate two weeks ago can still be revised and approved in the chamber, one of the bill's authors argued on Sunday.

Woman finds frog in her can of green beans

An Indiana woman bought a can of green beans on sale for 69 cents. And what she found inside will keep her and her family from ever eating canned green beans again.

When will the debt ceiling need to be raised?

If you enjoy the spectacle of lawmakers fruitlessly fighting over the budget, then you're in luck.

Bostonians remember young bombing victim, cheer his former teammates

Little Leaguers parading to their first game is a tradition in the Boston neighborhood of Savin Hill, a sign of spring.

Obama's gifts from world leaders: sword, bicycle, liquor and bathrobes

When President Barack Obama meets with other world leaders, they usually swap gifts. And these are much higher-end than your typical office secret Santa exchange.

1 World Trade Center to top out Monday as tallest building in hemisphere

Construction crews at the 16-acre World Trade Center site will raise the final two sections of a 408-foot spire to the top of One World Trade Center on Monday morning, making the building the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, according to the

Boston bombing suspect less talkative

The Boston bombing suspect has become less talkative since authorities read him his Miranda rights before charging him with using a weapon of mass destruction. They also moved him from a private to a prison hospital.