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US stocks edge higher after a big two-day rally
U.S. stocks are edging higher as the market comes off a massive two-day rally.
EPA sets first national standard for coal waste
The Obama administration has set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity. The regulation treats it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material.
Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest
Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest.
Obama: Mistake to cancel movie release
As President Barack Obama sees it, a foreign dictator shouldn't be allowed to start censoring what Americans see and hear.
Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths
Health officials are warning consumers to avoid pre-packaged caramel apples. It's because the apples have been linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in ten states.
Driver who's charged in deaths of four is well regarded by neighbors
Friends and neighbors describe Margo Bronstein as a kind and friendly woman. A manager at the senior housing community where she lives tells the Los Angeles Times that she "doesn't want to be in anyone's way."
Cuban cigar boom? A look at what new rules mean
Americans travelers can soon legally bring back one of Cuba's most celebrated products, but some limitations remain. Here's a look at some facts and figures surrounding the loosened restrictions on cigars:
Hackers gloat over 'The Interview' cancellation in new email
Hackers have sent a new email to Sony Pictures Entertainment, praising the studio as "very wise" to cancel the release of "The Interview" and saying Sony's data is safe "as long as you make no more trouble."
Putin: Russia military modernization plan to go on
President Vladimir Putin says Russia will continue its ambitious military modernization program with a particular emphasis on nuclear strategic forces.
Skier digs head out of snow after Alaska avalanche
Officials say an Alaska backcountry skier was buried by an avalanche, but he was able to dig his head and arms out of the snow.
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