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Detroit council to challenge state takeover

The Detroit City Council voted 7-1 Wednesday to challenge Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's decision for the state to take control of the financially troubled city.

Air marshals, flight attendants want TSA to reconsider knife policy

Groups representing federal air marshals and flight attendants -- outraged over the Transportation Security Administration's decision to allow small pocketknives back into aircraft cabins -- say they will ask the TSA to reconsider the polic

Study links gun laws and lower gun mortality

States with the most gun laws experienced a lower overall mortality rate from firearms than did states with the fewest laws, researchers in Boston reported in a study published Wednesday.

Guitarist Alvin Lee of Woodstock fame dies at 68

Alvin Lee, the speed-fingered British guitarist who lit up Woodstock with a monumental 11-minute version of his song "I'm Going Home," has died, according to his website. He was 68.

Cost of diabetes rising in America

Dr. John Anderson isn't surprised by the rapidly growing cost of diabetes in America.

Spending cuts close doors on White House tours

Visitors to Washington D.C. hoping to take a tour of the White House will soon be out of luck.

Report: North Korea threatens to end armistice

North Korea threatened Tuesday to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the Korean War in 1953, citing U.S.-led international moves to impose new sanctions against it over its recent nuclear test, the North's official news agency KCNA

What's next? Chavez's death leaves many questions

Thousands of Venezuelans are expected to line the streets Wednesday morning as Hugo Chavez's remains are taken from the military hospital where he died to the Fuerte Tiuna Military Academy in Caracas.

'Snowquester' shuts down Washington, snarls air travel

They're calling it "snowquester."

Knives on planes

Small pocketknives and an array of sporting equipment -- banned from aircraft cabins in the wake of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks -- will once again be allowed in U.S.