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Gas prices slide, but the decline won't last, survey says

Gas prices have fallen nearly 12 cents over the last two weeks, continuing a "price crash," the publisher of a new survey said Sunday.

Republicans not jumping onto NRA's gun plan

Republicans on Sunday were reticent in voicing support for the National Rifle Association's scheme to place guards with firearms in American schools, though they also appeared to find little common ground with Democrats, who want tighter re

American doctor rescued in Afghanistan: Thank you

An American doctor rescued in Afghanistan this month has thanked those who helped free him, offering special gratitude to the family of a young SEAL killed during the operation.

Last of Connecticut school shooting victims are laid to rest

It was special, just like Emilie Parker. That's how Jill Cottle Garrett described Saturday's funeral for her 6-year-old niece, one of 20 children and six adults killed at a Newtown, Connecticut, school.

'Dairy cliff': Milk prices may double in New Year

The New Year could push milk prices to $7 a gallon.

Report: Bodyguards for Iraqi finance minister arrested

Nine bodyguards for Iraq's finance minister have been arrested, Abdul Sattar al-Berqdar, a spokesman for the Supreme Judicial Council, told Iraqi state TV on Friday.

GI marches to 'Ultimate Fighter' title

It should come as no surprise that U.S. Army soldiers can fight. But Staff Sgt. Colton Smith can say he's the Army's ultimate fighter.

John Kerry will be nominated for secretary of state

President Barack Obama on Friday will nominate Sen. John Kerry, the former presidential candidate who chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to be the next secretary of state, a senior administration official told CNN.

NRA calls for armed guards at every school

The National Rifle Association is grieving the lives lost in last week's school shooting in Connecticut, but it is no-weapons policies at schools that put children's lives at risk, the group's executive director said Friday.