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NBA player reveals he is gay, 1st openly gay athlete in 4 major US sports

Jason Collins, who played with the NBA's Washington Wizards this season, has disclosed that he is gay, making him the first openly homosexual athlete in the four major American pro team sports.

One World Trade Center to become tallest building in Western hemisphere

One World Trade Center will become the tallest building in the Western hemisphere on Monday. The final two sections of a 408 ft. spire are set to be raised to the top of the 16 acre World Trade Center site.

Income, spending both up

Both personal income and spending by consumers grew modestly in March, according to the government's latest reading out Monday.

Obama gives as good as he gets at 'Nerd Prom'

President Barack Obama spared few from his zingers at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Dinner -- including himself.

A furlough reprieve: 'No fair!'

Millions of travelers frustrated by airport delays may be relieved that Congress did an about-face this week, passing legislation to end the furloughs of FAA air traffic controllers.

Eighth grader in Utah arrested for making hit list

An eighth grader in Northern Utah is under arrest after being accused of making a hit list of classmates he wanted to kill. Police say a 14 year old boy at Rocky Mountain Middle School made a list targeting six classmates.

Lawmakers: Perfect system for preventing attacks doesn't exist

A foolproof system for staving off terrorist attacks couldn't exist in an open democratic society, two lawmakers said Sunday.

Background checks 'absolutely' still alive in Congress, says Manchin

A measure expanding background checks on gun sales that was defeated in the Senate two weeks ago can still be revised and approved in the chamber, one of the bill's authors argued on Sunday.

Woman finds frog in her can of green beans

An Indiana woman bought a can of green beans on sale for 69 cents. And what she found inside will keep her and her family from ever eating canned green beans again.

When will the debt ceiling need to be raised?

If you enjoy the spectacle of lawmakers fruitlessly fighting over the budget, then you're in luck.