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Why gas prices are rising

It's happening again. It's not even close to the summer driving season -- in fact, it's not even springtime -- but as surely as February gives way to March, gas prices have begun their annual assent.

Out with the iron, in with the cat: Monopoly has a new token

The iron's out and the cat's in Hasbro's latest update to its iconic Monopoly board game, the company announced Wednesday.

Pentagon expected to expand benefits to same-sex spouses

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is expected to announce this week that same-sex spouses of service members will be granted some benefits that they had been denied until now, according to an Obama administration official.

Details emerge in Alabama child hostage rescue

Law enforcement officers were able to see what was going on inside the underground bunker where a 5-year-old boy was held hostage for a week with a camera they somehow slipped into the hideout, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.

Local lawmaker reacts to missed budget deadline

President Obama failed to submit a budget to Congress by the February 4th deadline on Monday.

January's FBI gun background checks are second-highest ever

As President Obama continues to push for new gun control measures, new FBI data shows that January was the second-highest month on record for gun background checks.

Dell plans to take company private

Dell announced plans Tuesday to go private in a deal that is worth $24.4 billion.

Alabama hostage standoff ends with kidnapper dead, child safe

A 5-year-old child abducted from an Alabama school bus six days ago is safe and his kidnapper is dead, according to a law enforcement official.

Death toll expected to rise in California tour bus crash

The death toll in a Southern California tour bus crash is expected to rise Monday as authorities try to get to bodies still inside the bus, authorities said. At least eight people were killed in the Sunday crash.

McCain says monkey business on Twitter just a joke

After catching some flak for slyly calling Iran's president a monkey on Twitter Monday, Sen. John McCain wondered what the fuss was about.