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Jurors deadlocked on five counts against John Edwards

Lawyers for former two-time Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards asked for a mistrial in his federal corruption case after jurors announced they had reached a verdict on only one of six counts against him.

New York City seeks to ban big sodas from restaurants, food carts

New York City is set to ban the sale of large-size sodas and other sugary beverages in an effort to combat rising obesity rates, city officials said Thursday.

Oil prices drop below $88 to 7-month low

The price of oil dropped below $88 a barrel Wednesday, hitting a seven-month low, as fiscal worries in Europe sparked a broad sell-off across markets.

New York City to ban big sodas at restaurants, food carts

New York City is poised to ban the sale of large-sized sodas and other sugary beverages in an effort to combat rising obesity rates, a city official said Thursday.

Eagle Scout with gay parents petitions Boy Scouts' policy

Supporters of a lesbian mom are protesting her removal from an Ohio Boy Scout troop. On Wednesday, a group presented a petition with more than 275,000 names at the Boy Scouts of America's annual meeting in Florida.

Poll: President Obama way ahead in California

A new poll released Tuesday shows President Barack Obama with a wide lead in California, a state the president won by a landslide in 2008, along with its whopping 55 electoral votes.

GOP senators say Romney should select one of their own for vice president

Senators think a senator would make the best vice presidential pick for Mitt Romney, several of them told The Hill.

National mint julep day

Then comes the zenith of man's pleasure. Then comes the julep - the mint julep. Who has not tasted one has lived in vain...it is the very dream of drinks, the vision of sweet quaffings."