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In video, American abducted in Pakistan says he feels abandoned

Captured American Warren Weinstein looks tired and pale and speaks in steady monotone in pleading for his freedom to President Barack Obama.

Food guru on Rep. King tweet: Feasting on reindeer 'totally normal' in Norway

It may not fly with those imagining Santa with magical ones on Christmas Day, but a U.S. lawmaker decided to share with the world that one reindeer -- in part, anyway -- ended up on his plate.

Top science and space stories of 2013

It has been a thrilling year of discovery in many areas of science, but also a sobering time -- federal funding cuts threaten the future of innovation, and rising carbon dioxide levels foreshadow environmental and health challenges linked to cl

Five emotional moments from Matt Smith's 'Doctor Who' farewell

"And now it's time for one last bow, like all your other selves. Eleven's hour is over now, the clock is striking Twelve's."

Israel decries U.S. snooping; presses for spy's release

Israeli officials are protesting revelations of National Security Agency snooping on their leaders, while also taking the opportunity to press for the United States to release an Israeli spy.

Poll: Economy still looms large over Christmas

While Americans may still deck the halls and stuff the stockings this Christmas, a new poll finds that the state of the economy is playing a major role in how Americans will celebrate it in 2013.

Pharmacy owners agree to $100 million settlement after meningitis outbreak

A compounding pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak last year has agreed to a preliminary settlement that would create a $100 million fund for victims.

Steve Martin apologizes, offers explanation for 'unfortunate' tweet

In days of yore, comedian Steve Martin said he used to try out jokes in clubs and adjust them based on an audience's feedback.

VIDEO: Soldier's family Christmas, faith restored after thieves steal presents

Thieves ruined a United States Soldier's Christmas surprise. They swiped all of the gifts intended for his family. But, strangers have stepped in to save their holiday.

VIDEO: Final Christmas wish for late wife's husband fufilled

A very special Christmas wish touched an Iowa family and a radio station. The station, Star 102.5 in Des Moines, holds a contest every Christmas to grant wishes.