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Guitarist Alvin Lee of Woodstock fame dies at 68

Alvin Lee, the speed-fingered British guitarist who lit up Woodstock with a monumental 11-minute version of his song "I'm Going Home," has died, according to his website. He was 68.

Cost of diabetes rising in America

Dr. John Anderson isn't surprised by the rapidly growing cost of diabetes in America.

Spending cuts close doors on White House tours

Visitors to Washington D.C. hoping to take a tour of the White House will soon be out of luck.

Report: North Korea threatens to end armistice

North Korea threatened Tuesday to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953, citing U.S.-led international moves to impose new sanctions against it over its recent nuclear test, the North's official news agency KCNA

What's next? Chavez's death leaves many questions

Thousands of Venezuelans are expected to line the streets Wednesday morning as Hugo Chavez's remains are taken from the military hospital where he died to the Fuerte Tiuna Military Academy in Caracas.

'Snowquester' shuts down Washington, snarls air travel

They're calling it "snowquester."

Knives on planes

Small pocketknives and an array of sporting equipment -- banned from aircraft cabins in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks -- will once again be allowed in U.S.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez dies

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has died after a long battle with cancer, Vice President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday. In a national broadcast, Maduro said Chavez died Tuesday at 4:25 p.m. (3:55 p.m. ET).

Media reports: TSA to allow knives and golf clubs back on airplanes

According to Bloomberg Business Week, the TSA will allow small pocket knives on airplanes for the first time since the September 11 attacks.

Report: North Korea threatens to end armistice

North Korea threatened Tuesday to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953, citing U.S.-led international moves to impose new sanctions against it over its recent nuclear test, South Korea's Yonhap news agency repor