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USDA demands action in salmonella outbreak

The U.S. Department of Agriculture demanded that Foster Farms, the California company implicated in the Salmonella Heidelberg outbreak that has sickened over 250 people, respond by Thursday with how the company will fix the problem.

World's most dramatic runways

Arriving at an air terminal is rarely a memorable event. All the more reason to book a flight touching down at one of these hairy or awesome air strips. Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten, Caribbean

Senate passes Cornyn Bill to reinstate death benefits for families of fallen troops, now awaits Obama's signature

Thursday, the Senate passed H.J.Res. 91, the Honoring the Families of Fallen Soldiers Act. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) called up the bill in the Senate and succeeded in passing it.

A change of scene in Europe's cities

You've fed the birds in London's Trafalgar Square. Lit a candle in Notre Dame in Paris. Enjoyed that relaxing cup of cafe con leche in Madrid's Plaza Mayor. What next?

Canada's Alice Munro, 'master' of short stories, wins Nobel Prize in literature

Canada's Alice Munro -- called the "master of the contemporary short story" -- won the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences announced Thursday.

Obamacare website passwords reset?

If you're trying to access your Obamacare account on, you may be told your password needs to be reset.

Open house: Decor on the wild side

People have used animal imagery in their decorating since they were painting ancient beasts on cave walls.

3 arrested at airport for attempting to smuggle 72 lbs. of cocaine

Three men are being held on million dollar bonds after they were caught with 71.8 pounds of cocaine at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport.

Active WWII-era grenade located in driveway of home in Baton Rouge

An active World War II-era grenade was found today by construction workers while they were working on a residential project.

Stocks barely budge on Yellen nomination

The government is still shut down, and there's been little progress on raising the debt limit. But there was one bit of news from Washington that kept investors from dumping stocks again.