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No-kill shelter at capacity, no choice

If you're considering adopting a pet, this may help you make up your mind.

Romney targets battleground states in new TV ads

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign put four battleground states in its sights Friday, unveiling a targeted television ad campaign in Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia that spells out the GOP candidate's plan for his first 100 day

Attorneys: Sandusky's adopted son says he's also a victim

BELLEFONTE, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- Matt Sandusky, an adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, said through his attorney Thursday that he was also a victim of the former coach's sexual abuse, adding that he had been prepared to testify for the prosecut

Coast Guard says 2 bogus mayday calls near Texas possibly linked

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A hoax mayday call that launched a massive search off the coast of New Jersey last week may be linked to a similar call made last month nearly 1,500 miles away off Texas, authorities said Wednesday.

Oil prices slide to 8-month low

The price of oil sunk to its lowest level since October following an unexpected rise in U.S. commercial crude inventories.

Romney fundraising soars on Wednesday in Florida

Mitt Romney was expected to raise the largest amount of any single day in his campaign Wednesday with a pair of fund-raisers in his home state of Michigan, Campaign Finance Co-Chair John Rakolta said.

High court rules for broadcasters on TV 'indecency'

Broadcast television networks won an important free speech fight Thursday when the Supreme Court said government regulators imposed unfair punishment for isolated profanity and sexual content during evening "prime time" hours.

House panel recommends Holder contempt citation

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Voting on strictly partisan lines, a House committee recommended Wednesday that Attorney General Eric Holder be cited for contempt of Congress for failing to turn over documents relating to the botched Fast and Furious

NOAA offers toolkit during Lightning Safety Awareness week

“The message of this campaign is simple: If you can hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you – go indoors immediately,” said Donna Franklin, National Weather Service lightning campaign manager.

Holder may face contempt vote if documents not surrendered

The House Oversight Committee could proceed Wednesday in considering a contempt measure against U.S.