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Greece passes budget, gets closer to bailout

Greece's parliament approved the nation's 2013 budget Sunday, a big step toward unfreezing international bailout funds, even though disagreement among its creditors could push back the timetable for when that aid will resume.

Video, police reports shed little light on pilot's aim in swiping empty plane

Dramatic surveillance camera video shows a Skywest pilot running to a jet that, once set in motion, clips an airport building in last July's bizarre incident involving pilot Brian J.

Spokesman: House majority leader knew of Petraeus matter in October

House majority leader Eric Cantor talked to an FBI official in late October about former CIA Director David Petraeus' involvement in an affair, a spokesman for the congressman told CNN Sunday.

Veterans Day parade a rally for Sandy victims

Throngs crowded the streets of Manhattan Sunday, as they do each Veterans Day, celebrating and remembering Americans who served their country, often enduring extreme hardships.

Miley Cyrus talks new album

When she's not guest starring on "Two and a Half Men," or planning her wedding to Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus is recording her fourth studio album.

Hard ciders to try now

I became a big fan of hard cider on a trip to England in 2000 with a group of brewers from Goose Island. We visited several breweries on the trip, but the highlight was visiting a pub called The Maltings in York.

Supreme Court to tackle key voting rights provision

The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether the key enforcement provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 should be scrapped as a constitutionally unnecessary vestige of the civil rights era.

CIA director David Petraeus resigns over extramarital affair

David Petraeus stepped down as the director of the CIA on Friday, citing an affair.

Romney's loss closes out 'Mormon moment'

Mitt Romney's defeat appears to close out a years-long "Mormon moment," a period of national fascination with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

8,000 refugees cross the border from Syria into Turkey

Chaos and terror reigned near Syrian border towns, forcing thousands to flee to Turkey over a 24-hour period -- some in the dead of the night amid raging gunfire.