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Romney cites incident of helping campaign contributor

Mitt Romney on Tuesday mentioned an example in which he, as Massachusetts governor, provided assistance to a campaign donor, but argued it was not the same act of "favoritism" he now accuses President Barack Obama of committing in the

Tea Party backs Marco Rubio for vice-president

Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer announced today the results of the nationwide survey of Tea Party Express supporters that showed Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio the favorite vice-presidential candidate.

Needles found in sandwiches, Delta says; FBI to investigate

The FBI says it has launched an investigation into the discovery of sewing needles in four turkey sandwiches on separate Delta Air Lines flights from Amsterdam to the United States.

Police: Alabama bar shooting suspect in custody

The suspect in an early morning shooting at a bar in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is in custody, Tuscaloosa police Sgt. Brent Blankley said Tuesday. Blankley said the police would disclose more details at a 2 p.m. ET news conference.

Romney called for tax transparency in past campaigns

Mitt Romney has steadfastly refused to release more than two years of tax returns despite mounting pressure from the Obama campaign and even some fellow Republicans, who are beginning to grumble both publicly and privately that Romney should di

Gov. Perry responds to President Obama's Texas visit

President Obama is in Texas today. He will speak at fundraising events in San Antonio's Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Austin's Music Hall.

9/11 family group decries banning politicians from commemoration

A small group of 9/11 victims' families is contesting the 9/11 memorial's decision to bar politicians from speaking at this year's commemoration ceremony on the anniversary of the 2001 terror attacks.

Texas man finds his car 42 years after it was stolen

It was a reunion more than four decades in the making. Almost 42 years after Robert Russell' s prized 1967 Austin-Healey sports car was stolen, he has it back, thanks largely to his own detective work.

Gasoline prices drag down retail sales

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Gasoline prices dragged down consumer spending for the third month in a row, according to a government report out Monday.

'7 Habits' author Stephen Covey dead at 79

Author Stephen Covey, whose "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" sold more than 20 million copies, died Monday at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, a hospital spokeswoman said. He was 79.