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Airports begin to receive whole-body scanners

DALLAS - Only 19 U.S. airports have received sophisticated imaging machines that can detect explosives hidden in clothing.

Stem cells restore man's eyesight

UNDATED - A man who was partially blinded when ammonia was squirted in his eye during an attack 15 years ago has regained his sight after receiving a pioneering stem cell treatment.

Health care bill passes Senate

WASHINGTON - In its first Christmas Eve vote since 1895, senators passed the health care bill with a vote of 60 to 39. The legislation will now head back to the house.

College football's most valuable teams

The University of Texas Longhorns won’t play for the national championship until Jan. 7, but when it comes to team value, they’re already college football’s runaway winners.

Report: Madoff treated for face, rib injuries

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff was hospitalized late last week and treated for facial fractures, broken ribs and a collapsed lung, a Raleigh, North Carolina television station reporte

Retirement: What to expect in 2010

UNDATED - In most years, retirement benefits increase to keep up with inflation. But 2010 will be far from typical.

Millions could miss BCS bowl games

UNDATED - It's easy to trash Fox's consistently ham-fisted presentation of BCS games over the last three years — the endless shots of the Kansas band and over-the-top Tebow love will go down in bad broadcastin

Plane overshoots runway in Jamaica

KINGSTON, JAMAICA - An American Airlines flight carrying more than 150 people skidded off a rain-slicked runway as it landed in Jamaica Tuesday night, hitting a fence and plowing into a sandy embankment before it ca

Senate sets Christmas Eve vote to increase debt limit

WASHINGTON - The measure, passed last week by the House of Representatives, would increase the debt limit, now at $12.1 trillion, by $290 billion.