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U.S. airlines rack up billions on baggage and change fees

Are those airline baggage and cancellation fees taking a bite out of your wallet?

After Supreme Court ruling, do religious minorities have a prayer?

If you don't like it, just leave the room. That's the essence of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's advice for atheists and others who object to sectarian prayers before government meetings.

WHO sounds alarm on spread of polio

The spread of polio constitutes an international public health emergency, the World Health Organization declared Monday.

'Idol' alum Scotty McCreery robbed in North Carolina

"American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery has survived "a very scary night."

Scotty McCreery Idol winner robbed at gunpoint

Police in Raleigh, North Carolina are investigating a home invasion in which, country singer and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery was robbed at gunpoint.

Scotty McCreery Idol winner robbed at ginpoint

Police in Raleigh, North Carolina are investigating a home invasion in which, country singer and American Idol winner Scotty McCreery was robbed at gunpoint.

Justices allow public prayers at New York town's council meetings

The Supreme Court gave limited approval on Monday to public prayers at a New York town's board meetings, citing the country's history of religious acknowledgment in the legislature.

Wildfire burns at least 20 homes in Oklahoma

A blaze that started as a controlled burn got out of hand and turned into a fast-moving wildfire that destroyed at least 20 homes and killed at least one person in Oklahoma's Logan County on Sunday, authorities said.

Terrified passengers recall airliner's sudden, turbulent drop

Travelers looking for a relaxing trip to Orlando got off to a terrifying start Sunday when their flight suddenly dropped in turbulence, injuring several passengers.

Heavy clashes reported as Ukrainian forces tackle pro-Russian separatists

Ukrainian security forces battled pro-Russian militants in the eastern flashpoint city of Slavyansk on Monday as Kiev tackled the gunmen who have overrun the region.