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Marijuana advocates hope to rise from 'prohibition'

Turn on a television show or open a magazine in the United States today and you're bound to see someone with a drink in hand -- something unthinkable nearly a century ago.

'I knew I had to help,' cop says of charity act gone viral

New York police Officer Larry DePrimo's gift of boots to a barefoot homeless man on a cold November night warmed the hearts of America when a candid photo of the act spread on the Internet.

Lawsuit filed in deadly TX parade accident

Two Army veterans and their wives have filed a civil suit against the train company involved in a deadly crash in Midland, Texas.

U.S. Supreme Court looks at whether to take up same-sex marriage

Edith "Edie" Windsor lost her spouse in 2009, her grief compounded by an estate tax bill much larger than other married couples would have to pay.

Hotels that feel like home for the holidays

There's no denying it, the holiday crush is upon us.

New York City logs murder-free Monday, police say

The big news in the Big Apple this week may be what didn't happen.

Former President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

Former President George H.W. Bush remains in a Houston hospital Thursday after being treated for bronchitis, his spokesman said.

Powerball winners!

The winning tickets for the record-breaking Powerball jackpot were purchased in Arizona and Missouri, lottery officials said. The winning numbers are 5, 16, 22, 23, 29 and the powerball of 6.  

Why you should avoid afternoon surgery

(Editor's note: Dr. Anthony Youn is an assistant professor of surgery at the Oakland University/William Beaumont School of Medicine in Michigan.

BP blocked from new government contracts over Gulf spill

The U.S. government will block oil giant BP from winning new government contracts over its "lack of business integrity" stemming from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday.