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Cars for grads

May means graduation time, and most young people hope that means new wheels. Now unless your last name is Rockefeller or Buffet, you’re probably not looking at this $68,000, 550-horsepower Caddy.

Chrysler recalling 119,000 cars

NEW YORK -- Chrysler Group is recalling about 119,000 model year 2011 and 2012 Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans in the United States because of a problem that could cause the anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control systems to mal

42% of nation to be obese by 2030, study predicts

After years of rising obesity rates in the United States, recent statistics show the rates may have steadied. But that may not be enough, according to a new report released on Monday - it estimates about 42% of the U.S.

Churchill Downs death probe yields no suspects

A medical examiner is investigating the death of a 48-year-old stable worker named Adan Fabian Perez, a Guatemala native discovered in the back of a barn at Churchill Downs one day after the storied Louisville racetrack hosted the Kentucky Derb

Beastie Boys Adam Yauch dies at 47

Adam Yauch of the pioneering hip hop group the Beastie Boys has died at the age of 47. Yauch had been receiving treatment for salivary gland cancer since 2009.

Obama administration tightens fracking rules

NEW YORK — The Obama administration tightened rules on hydraulic fracturing Friday, requiring the discloser of chemicals used in the process when done on federal and American Indian lands.

Bachmann endorses Romney

Former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann threw her support behind Mitt Romney on Thursday.

Former NFL player Junior Seau dead at 43

Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Wednesday, according to police. He was 43.

Gingrich to suspend his campaign Wednesday; Will support Romney

Newt Gingrich will briefly mention presumptive nominee Mitt Romney and signal support for his candidacy when the former House speaker suspends his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination on Wednesday, Gingrich's spokesman R.C.

Criminal charges filed in Florida hazing death

Florida authorities have brought charges against 13 people in what they called the hazing death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion, a prosecutor announced Wednesday.