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Family receives wrong body after mother's death on Caribbean vacation

Rhode Island resident Lisa Kondvar remembers her mother as a beautiful, small and vivacious blonde.

Rodman teammate Smith: North Korea didn't pay us

 Charles Smith insisted Sunday that the former NBA players who went to North Korea for a basketball diplomacy trip, led by Dennis Rodman, weren't paid by the repressive regime.

McCain: Send Petraeus back to Iraq

President Barack Obama should send David Petraeus, a retired four-star general who ran the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, back to Iraq to help deal with the growing unrest in the country, Sen.

Lawmakers agree poverty level is high, disagree on how to solve it

Nearly 50 million. That's how many Americans are living in poverty today. It's an obvious problem, but unfortunately without an obvious solution.

Alabama couple dedicates newborn's name to favorite college team

What's in a name? For one Alabama newborn, it's his family's dedication to their favorite college football team, the Alabama Crimson Tide.

White House awards Accenture HealthCare.gov contract

The Obama administration has tapped the world's largest consulting firm to take over its beleaguered Obamacare website.

Rockin' in Seattle: Noisy Seahawks fans move needle on seismometers

 Seattle's CenturyLink Field was shaking Saturday. Scientists have verified this.

Red Hot Chili Peppers to do Super Bowl halftime gig

Flea and the rest of Red Hot Chili Peppers will jump on to the stage, compliments of fellow performer Bruno Mars, at next month's Super Bowl halftime show.

Target hack is a wake-up call on privacy

Think twice next time a store asks for your phone number, email or zip code. If you fork it over, you're feeding the beast of consumer data collection -- and putting your own information at risk.

We know it can kill us: Why people still smoke

 Smoking can kill you. We've known that for at least 50 years -- and yet millions still smoke, and thousands more pick up the habit every year.