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Wisconsin baby vanishes

The bassinet where newborn Kayden Powell slept is empty. A woman who left the Town of Beloit, Wisconsin, where he was staying around the same time he vanished is in jail on an unrelated charge more than 180 miles away.

Inside Politics: Boehner says 'never mind' on immigration

Whatever you think of his politics, House Speaker John Boehner has a great sense of humor.

Sochi Olympics: 10 defining moments

Let the Games begin. Thousands of athletes from over 80 different countries are ready to descend on Sochi as the 2014 Winter Olympics begin in Russia.

Ecuador's spectacular Andean train rises again

A blast from the steam whistle on a cherry-red locomotive sends a gathering of locals on a platform scuttling with delight in the town of Durán, Ecuador.

Job created for former Christie ally goes away

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey job created for Gov. Chris Christie's former ally David Wildstein no longer exists.

Stocks: Looking steady, except for Twitter

Markets are looking relatively upbeat Thursday as investors wait for U.S. jobs data and central bank news from Europe, but Twitter shareholders aren't feeling so chipper.

Paul says GOP infighting is a good thing

Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky told a crowd of social conservatives Wednesday that fighting within the GOP is for the best.

Sochi: Athletes, fans set for Russia's Winter Olympics spectacle

After all the consternation over security, the controversy over gay rights, and the ridicule over poor preparations, the Sochi Games are here.

Sandra Fluke to pass on Congress but run for state Senate seat

After considering a run for a Congressional seat in California, women's rights activist Sandra Fluke announced Wednesday she'll run for a state Senate seat instead.

Area 51 spy plane and other aviation tales

It looks like an upside-down bathtub with wings, pretty odd for a spy jet that was among the nation's most highly classified pieces of military hardware.