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Airlines predict 25 million will travel in Thanksgiving holiday period

An estimated 25 million passengers will fly over the 12-day Thanksgiving travel period, peaking on Sunday, December 1, when 2.56 million are expected to fly, according to Airlines for America, an industry trade group.

FDA takes first step toward banning trans fats from U.S. foods

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday took a step toward potentially eliminating trans fats from the food supply with a preliminary determination they are no longer "generally recognized as safe."

10 surprising superstars of Twitter

Everybody knows the big-time accounts on Twitter belong to celebrities -- the Katy Perrys and Justin Biebers and Lady Gagas. And those are just the singers with more followers than President Barack Obama.

POLICE: Fort Bliss soldier confesses to stabbing pregnant woman in recorded interview

Corey Bernard Moss, the 19-year-old man accused in the brutal stabbing of pregnant 31-year-old Rachel Poole was in the courtroom Tuesday for his first bond hearing.

Mali arrests dozens in French journalists' killings

At least 30 suspects have been arrested in the killing of two French journalists in northern Mali, officials said.

Israeli-Palestinian relations hit new snags as Kerry visits Jerusalem

Efforts to forge lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians apparently suffered more setbacks Wednesday, even as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in the Middle East trying to help mend relations.

Dow hits another record high

The Dow rose to an all-time high Wednesday as investors focused on mostly solid corporate earnings.

Cells offer hope for Type 1 diabetes

The e-mail ended with a question that belied the author's pain: "It's a small world, isn't it?"

Teacher arrested for hitting special needs student

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives arrested a teacher, Tuesday, for allegedly battering a handicapped nine-year-old child. Nerelyn Lava Soreta, 50, of Baton Rouge, has been charged with Simple Battery of the Infirm.