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Atlanta mayor: Early city exodus crippled traffic

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Wednesday defended his government's handing of a snow shower that crippled traffic and left motorists stranded for hours a day earlier, and laid part of the blame on local businesses, saying they contributed to t

SPCA inspires people to 'Take A Chance' on adopting pets with musical number

The SPCA of Wake County in Raleigh, North Carolina, is taking a musical approach to get people interested in adopting pets they are housing.

Biden: Clinton won't really affect his 2016 decision

Vice President Joe Biden says Hillary Clinton's decision on whether she will or won't run for president in 2016 will not directly impact his own decision on whether to launch another bid for the White House.

'I love my son, but I'm more than a mom'

I'm Molly. On March 5, 2013, I became Molly, Liam's mom. And since then, I've been winging this whole mom thing.

Chrysler parent is renamed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

The reorganized Fiat and Chrysler Group got a new name - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - and a new legal home on neutral territory in the Netherlands, the company announced Wednesday.

Are cruise ships floating petri dishes?

No one wants to spend their vacation in the bathroom. Reports of an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhea at sea have some imminent cruisers worried.

House expected to pass bill banning taxpayer funds for abortion

On the same day that the top Republican woman in the House will deliver the response to the President's State of the Union message, the GOP-led House of Representatives is expected to pass a controversial bill on an issue that divides women

Boehner warns Obama headed for 'brick wall'

House Speaker John Boehner warned President Barack Obama that he will "run into a brick wall" by using his executive power and bypassing Congress, as the White House has signaled the President intends to do.

Before Obama's speech, here's how we see the state of the Union

 You can set your watch by it. Within minutes of the start of a State of the Union address, the President will offer his assessment -- almost always positive -- of where America stands.

Louisiana switches lethal injection drugs for next week's execution

Ahead of next week's scheduled execution of convicted killer Christopher Sepulvado, the Louisiana Department of Corrections has switched to the same controversial two-drug combination that was used in Ohio this month, the Louisiana departme