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Air tested for toxic fumes after North Dakota train crash, fire

Crews in North Dakota were testing the air Tuesday morning for any dangerous fumes a day after two trains wrecked, sparking a large fire.

Experts debate beach photobomber: Shark or dolphin?

A shadowy figure in a wave near children swimming at a southern California beach has experts disagreeing.

Kombi's last rites: Farewell to a travel icon

It's been in continuous production since the 1950s but Volkswagen Brazil -- the last country where the vehicles were still being made -- ceases production of the classic Kombi van today, the last day of 2013.

New Year, new laws: Obamacare, pot, guns and drones

Not everyone subscribes to a New Year's resolution, but Americans will be required to follow new laws in 2014.

SEC Network hires Tim Tebow

Former Florida quarterback and Heisman winner, Tim Tebow, has been hired as a college football analyst for the SEC Network launching in August 2014.

Last chance to stream 'Titanic,' 'Top Gun' on Netflix

 If you're planning to stay home New Year's Day and stream classic movies on Netflix, you may be out of luck.

Poll: Hillary Clinton, Obama, most admired

Talk about a streak. Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman among Americans for the 12th-straight year, according to a national poll released Monday by Gallup.

Videos raise more questions about missing Michigan doctor Teleka Patrick

Three weeks ago, Teleka Patrick disappeared.

Second bombing in two days hits Russia ahead of 2014 Sochi Olympics

Another deadly blast struck the southern Russian city of Volgograd on Monday, killing at least 14 people and further highlighting Russia's security challenges as it prepares to host the Winter Olympics in less than six weeks.

Old gas stations come back to life as trendy restaurants

The dilapidated 1930s Standard Oil gas station was in the perfect spot -- a corner not far the Missouri Botanical Garden, a medical school and a beautiful park.