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Obama's gifts from world leaders: sword, bicycle, liquor and bathrobes

When President Barack Obama meets with other world leaders, they usually swap gifts. And these are much higher-end than your typical office secret Santa exchange.

1 World Trade Center to top out Monday as tallest building in hemisphere

Construction crews at the 16-acre World Trade Center site will raise the final two sections of a 408-foot spire to the top of One World Trade Center on Monday morning, making the building the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, according to the

Boston bombing suspect less talkative

The Boston bombing suspect has become less talkative since authorities read him his Miranda rights before charging him with using a weapon of mass destruction. They also moved him from a private to a prison hospital.

Empty nets in Louisiana three years after the spill

On his dock along the banks of Bayou Yscloskey, Darren Stander makes the pelicans dance.

Honoring '42' comes slowly in legend's hometown

In a scene in "42," Jackie Robinson gazes at his newborn son in a hospital ward and vows never to be like his father. "My daddy left us flat in Cairo, Georgia. I was only six months older than you are now."

Typo holds up Obama signature on air traffic furlough bill

A typo is keeping President Obama from signing legislation designed to end budget-related FAA air traffic controller furloughs blamed for widespread flight delays, a congressional source told CNN Saturday.

Defense calls no witnesses in abortion doctor's murder trial

The defense in the murder trial of a Philadelphia doctor accused of performing illegal late-term abortions rested Wednesday without calling any witnesses.

Man arrested in ricin case

Tupelo's police chief said Everett Dutschke is under arrest in connection wth the ricin letters sent to President Obama, U.S. Senator Roger Wicker and Lee County Justice Court Judge Sadie Holland.

Airplane landing gear from 9/11 found in NYC

An aircraft part apparently from one of the airliners that hit the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, has been found in Lower Manhattan, New York police said Friday.

VIDEO: 14-year-old creates hit list of schoolmates

An eighth grader in Northern Utah is under arrest after being accused of making a hit list of classmates he wanted to kill.