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Fast and Furious gun turns up at Mexican resort shootout

A dramatic shootout between authorities and suspected cartel gunmen at a Mexican seaside resort this month has ties to a botched U.S. gun operation.

Gas prices down in '13, set to go lower in '14

 Drivers fueled up for the lowest price in three years during 2013, according to AAA, and even lower prices are expected in 2014.

MSNBC host apologizes after panel makes fun of Romney photo with black grandchild

An MSNBC host apologized Tuesday morning after she and panelists on her weekend program faced criticism for poking fun at a photo of Mitt Romney, his wife and their nearly two dozen grandchildren, zeroing in on the Romneys' recently adopted

The top 12 campaign questions of 2014

Voters head to the polls next November for midterm elections and there's a ton at stake: Possible shifts in control of the U.S. Senate and House and some very interesting gubernatorial races with potential national implications.

Target's latest holiday shopping problem

 Target has run into more holiday shopping trouble. The retailer confirmed on Tuesday that some customers are having problems using their Target gift cards at the cash register.

Air tested for toxic fumes after North Dakota train crash, fire

Crews in North Dakota were testing the air Tuesday morning for any dangerous fumes a day after two trains wrecked, sparking a large fire.

Experts debate beach photobomber: Shark or dolphin?

A shadowy figure in a wave near children swimming at a southern California beach has experts disagreeing.

Kombi's last rites: Farewell to a travel icon

It's been in continuous production since the 1950s but Volkswagen Brazil -- the last country where the vehicles were still being made -- ceases production of the classic Kombi van today, the last day of 2013.

New Year, new laws: Obamacare, pot, guns and drones

Not everyone subscribes to a New Year's resolution, but Americans will be required to follow new laws in 2014.

SEC Network hires Tim Tebow

Former Florida quarterback and Heisman winner, Tim Tebow, has been hired as a college football analyst for the SEC Network launching in August 2014.