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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.

Taliban blow up Pakistan girls school

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – The Taliban blew up a girls' school in Pakistan's Khyber district, where troops are fighting against militants in the tribal region bordering Afghanistan, an official said Wednesday.

Snoopy named top dog in U.S. pop culture

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The "Peanuts" comic strip character Snoopy was named the top dog in pop culture by the American Kennel Club on Tuesday as part of its 125th anniversary celebration, beating out a college sports

Worst decade for stocks ever

UNDATED - Since end of 1999, U.S. stocks' performance has been the all-time clunker; even 1930s beat itThe U.S. stock market is wrapping up what is likely to be its worst decade ever.

New poll shows strongest disapproval to date

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President.

San Jose police test head-mounted cameras

SAN JOSE - San Jose police, under fire for interactions with the public that have turned violent, on Friday launched a pilot project equipping officers with head-mounted cameras to record contacts with civilians.

Democrat Parker Griffith switches to GOP

POLITICO has learned that Rep. Parker Griffith, a freshman Democrat from Alabama, will announce today that he’s switching parties to become a Republican.