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Massive holiday storm poised to disrupt travel

As a record-number of people hit the road for the holidays, a large storm system is poised to disrupt travel.

      
 

 

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Parents of accused Aurora shooter plead for his life

They’re asking for no trial, just mental-health treatment.

      
 

 

4 dead after car hits crowd outside Calif. church

The incident occurred after a church Christmas performance had just ended.

      
 

 

Judge: Arizona dreamers can apply for licenses Monday

Gov. Jan Brewer says she will continue to fight the order.

      
 

 

Police stop pursuing nearly 79,000 fugitives

Accused rapists, murderers are allowed to escape, and the victims aren’t told

      
 

 

Secret Santa delivers layaway surprise

Thanks to a Good Samaritan donation, shoppers at a Georgia Walmart are sure to have a happy holiday season this year.

      
 

 

Judge: Girls can stand trial in 'Slender Man' stabbing

Pair have been charged as adults for allegedly knifing classmate 19 times to please fantasy figure.

      
 

 

N.J. leaders call on Cuba to return trooper's killer

Joanne Chesimard, aka Assata Shakur, received political asylum in Cuba.

      
 

 

Boston bombing suspect seen for the first time since 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has not appeared in public since his arraignment in July 2013.

      
 

 

Marathon bombing suspect due in court Thursday

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has not appeared in public since his arraignment in July 2013.

      
 

 

Missing, pregnant woman found dead in a car

A pregnant woman who had been reported missing was found dead Monday in a car in a parking lot in a suburb of Sacramento.

      
 

 

We are what we eat

And what we bring to the table is increasingly diverse.

      
 

 

Girl, 12, shot as police confront alleged intruder

Gunfire in an officer-involved shooting in north Phoenix Tuesday wounded a 12-year-old girl and left the shooter in serious condition, police said.

      
 

 

TSA chief focuses screening on riskiest travelers

Pistole leaves TSA after creating Pre-check and striving to improve airport screening

      
 

 

'New York' magazine 'duped' by teen millionaire hoax

“Our fact-checking process was obviously inadequate,” the statement read.

      
 

 

Liam Neeson wants to endorse you on LinkedIn

Have you dreamed of having a celebrity endorse you on LinkedIn? Thanks to the promotional department for ‘Taken 3,’ this dream can become a reality. Keri Lumm(@thekerilumm) explains how you can get Liam Neeson to make you a personalized endorsement.

      
 

 

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Tuesday's forecast: Soggy East and West

Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.

      
 

 

The best gift wrapping tips for the holidays

How do you wrap the perfect gift? TC Newman (@PurpleTCNewman) has the best gift wrapping tips to make even the least crafty person look creative!
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Food fusion gives taste of changing cultural diversity

The chef and the co-owner of Local Republic in Lawrenceville, Ga., talk about how their menu is a fusion of traditional southern food with international flavors.